WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR LNG IN NEW JERSEY?

By Jessica Hunter

In a recent decision by a U.S. Supreme Court Special Master, Delaware received control over the water along the coastline of New Jersey. This area, mainly Logan Township, has a special interest for the state. BP has proposed a multibillion-dollar deal with Logan Township to build a liquefied natural gas facility there. Most of the facility will be in New Jersey. However a 2,000 foot pier would extend into the Delaware River across the state line and into Delaware. Delaware claimed jurisdiction, therefore it had the right to decide if this plan was to go through. New Jersey also claimed jurisdiction. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed Special Master Ralph Lancaster Jr. to decide who had jurisdiction over this area.

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