The project would be New Jersey’s first LNG export terminal on the Delaware River. The plan calls for the construction of a 1,600-foot pier at the Gibbstown Logistic Center on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River.
The Delaware River Basin Commission had approved initial approvals regarding the dredging of the Delaware River to 43 feet and the construction of the terminal.
However, because of protests from environmental and community groups, the commission agreed to hold additional hearings to provide the Delaware Riverkeeper Network the opportunity to argue for a change in the approval.
According to the plan by New Fortress Energy, a second pier would be added to the facility built at the location of a former explosives plant. The pier would be dedicated to the export of LNG being produced at the company’s liquefaction plant.
The environmentalists and residents claim that the transport of the gas from the facility in northern Pennsylvania to the terminal would be a problem. They explain that this would take place through heavily populated regions and the truck traffic would create a danger to the residents.