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Most of America’s New LNG Capacity Sits in Hurricane Alley

Aug. 26, 2019, 6:09 PM

In the past three years, a half-dozen new terminals have started chilling natural gas from U.S. shale basins to ship it overseas in liquid form -- and all but one are in Hurricane Alley.

Just-built liquefied natural gas projects on the Gulf Coast sit at the end of a corridor of warm water stretching from the west coast of Africa, which spawns clusters of storms that can grow into powerful hurricanes. Exports from Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana were halted for about two weeks after Hurricane Harvey in 2017 as the storm snarled tanker traffic. At the ...

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