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By Don C. Brunell
Freelance Columnist 

Tacoma LNG Project Needs to Happen

 

September 5, 2019



Hopefully, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will receive final permit approval so it can complete its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant currently under construction on the Tacoma’s Tide Flats.

For background, LNG is natural gas chilled to a liquid state, (-260° Fahrenheit), for shipping and storage. The volume of natural gas in its liquid state is about 600 times smaller than in its gaseous state. The comparison is similar to condensing air in a beach ball to a ping-pong ball.

In its liquid state, LNG is not explosive. If spilled on land or water, it vaporizes and leaves no residue behind. Durin...



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