Tuesday, October 11, 2011

LNG: Save Passamaquoddy Bay petitions FERC for closure of Calais LNG's application.

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Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE Room 1A
Washington, DC 20426
eFiled on 2011 Oct 11
Re: Calais LNG, Docket Nos. CP10-32, CP10-31

Dear Ms. Bose,
On 2010 December 17, Accession No. 20101217-5072, Calais LNG filed to the docket
admitting having lost its title, right, or interest (TRI) to the bulk of its project site on the
previous August 31st. The company also admitted having lost its financial backer, GS
Power Holdings, even earlier, on the previous July 21st.

It has been well over one year since Calais LNG became incapable of continuing its
permitting due to lack of financial capacity and loss of project site. In the interim, the
applicant has made no progress in reacquiring either of those losses. Plus, sometime
prior to 2011 July 13, Calais LNG shut down and vacated its offices.

On 2008 October 17, after Quoddy Bay LNG (PF06-11) had failed to provide technical
answers to FERCʼs questions for one year, FERC dismissed the project from permitting,
without prejudice. Calais LNG is in a similar situation; it is incapable of fulfilling FERC
permitting requirements.

Calais LNG has made no postings to the FERC docket since December, and that
December posting was an admission of its incapacity that had occurred several months
earlier. Meanwhile, the domestic natural gas supply has burgeoned to a decades-long

Calais LNG, having remained in a state of incapacity for well over one year, Save
Passamaquoddy Bay asks that FERC dismiss Calais LNG from permitting, without
prejudice. Should Calais LNG find financing and a project site in the future, it would be
free to reapply as a new project.

Very truly,
Robert Godfrey
Researcher & Webmaster
Save Passamaquoddy Bay
A 3-Nation Alliance
(US • Passamaquoddy • Canada)
PO Box 222 • Eastport, ME 04631
cc: FERC Calais LNG Service List

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