Fracked Gas from the US to Europe – statement Wenonah Hauter

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June 14th, 2017

Petrochemical Expansion in Europe Means More Fracking in the United States

Ineos plans to build new plant to handle more fracked gas shipped across the Atlantic

Brussels: – 14 June, 2017 — The Financial Times reports that European energy giant INEOS announced plans to build a new petrochemical plant that uses fracked gas from the United States as a feedstock for producing propylene, a raw material used in making plastics. The company relies on its new fleet of “dragon ships” to act as a virtual pipeline, shipping gas liquids across the Atlantic Ocean.

In response, Food & Water Europe executive director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement:
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Ineos plan to increase capacity at Grangemouth site

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Petrochemical Expansion in Europe Means More Fracking in the United States
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Am 22.06.2017 um 17:12 schrieb Alison Grass:

Ineos plan to increase capacity at Grangemouth site (Financial Times)

Petrochemical giant Ineos intends to increase the ethylene capacity of its cracker facilities at Grangemouth to over one million tonnes per year. Continue reading


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Frackopoly – Powerpoint Presentation

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Recommendations – LNG – Plastic

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The Trans-Atlantic Plastics Pipeline

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The Trans-Atlantic Plastics Pipeline   —-Report by Food and Water Watch
Fracked Gas shipped to Europe, as LNG or turn into plastics!!


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Fracking Free Ireland did visit the launch of the Fracopoly book in Enniskillen. It was nice to meet (again) campaigners from Food and Water Europe and got updated about the campaign in the US. (Love Leitrim and FFAN (Fermanagh fracking awareness network did give an overview of the campaign) Continue reading

Netherlands to get first US LNG cargo

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The Netherlands is to expected receive a cargo from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana, the first ever US LNG cargo produced from shale gas to reach the country.

The 140,000-cbm Arctic Discoverer is scheduled to arrive at the Dutch Gate terminal in the port of Rotterdam around June 7, according to shipping data.

The vessel loaded a cargo at Sabine Pass and left the liquefaction facility on Sunday, the data shows.

LNG World News contacted Gate to comment on the shipment. We will update the article once we receive a response.

Many predicted a “flood” of U.S. LNG to Europe but only a small number of these cargoes landed in Europe, better said in the southern part of the continent.

Only Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal and Turkey received Sabine Pass cargoes since February last year when the plant started shipping the fuel.

The bulk of these cargoes went to Latin America, Africa and Asia.

However, currently there are only three liquefaction trains in operation at the Sabine Pass facility and in the lower 48 states.

The U.S. is expected to become the world’s third-largest LNG supplier by 2020 with an export capacity of 60 million mt coming from five terminals located along the Gulf Coast.