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Use LNG to ease ratepayer costs


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 13, 2014

~~<p>Ongoing talks about a shared military-civilian operation to import liquefied natural gas sound promising, as long as the anticipated economic benefits are broadly shared.</p>
<p>The most encouraging development in Hawaii's LNG exploration is the partnership that is forming between Hawaiian Electric Co. and the Navy. Preliminary plans call for a near-shore floating terminal at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. From here, according to officials of the Navy and the utility, LNG would be offloaded from ships, converted back to a gas and piped to HECO plants, where it could replace oil as the fuel firing electric generators.</p>
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Ongoing talks about a shared military-civilian operation to import liquefied natural gas sound promising, as long as the anticipated economic benefits are broadly shared.

The most encouraging development in Hawaii's LNG exploration is the partnership that is forming between Hawaiian Electric Co. and the Navy. Preliminary plans call for a near-shore floating terminal at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. From here, according to officials of the Navy and the utility, LNG would be offloaded from ships, converted back to a gas and piped to HECO plants, where it could replace oil as the fuel firing electric generators. Login for more...



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