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Fall River, MA – A four-mile cryogenic pipeline to bring liquefied natural gas upriver being is being planned for Fall River, Massachusetts. If constructed, it would be the longest LNG pipeline in the world.
4-Mile LNG Pipe Planned- 6/8/2009
The planned pipeline is the result of Weaver's Cove Energy's desire for a LNG farm. The pipeline would solve the problem of ship navigation, as LNG ships would not have to dock at the onshore facility. Ships could stop at a platform miles away and deliver their cargo through the pipeline.
Despite criticisms, Weaver President Gordon Shearer maintains that ultra-insulated double-walled "pipe-in-a-pipe" construction means that LNG can be safely moved up to six miles without there being a problem with it beginning to boil off because of thermal radiation or friction-creating heat.
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