Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Oregon LNG/Calpine: A Look Back. How Easily We Forget
Remember November, 2004, The big announcement that Calpine Energy Group had signed, what many thought was a ridiculous piece of paper calle d a potential 65 year irrevokeable lease with The Port of Astoria?
Shortly after, Martin Nygaard announced his own possible deal for an LNG Facility on historic Tansey Point he is somehow, still, leasing from The City of Warrenton, a piece of land bequethed to the citizens of Warrenton by The Carruthers Familty for the benefit and pleasure of those citizens. Tansey Point is the site of The Anson Dart Treaties signing where something like 52 treaties between Dart, representing the U.S., and the area Native American Tribes and clans, gave over their lands with the treaties never ratified.
It is now a Timber Storage/Shipping Yard for Warrenton Fiber.
The photo above reflects to a reasonable scale what that prospect with those tanks would look like. The LNG Tanker sitting at dock, 2.4, statistical minimum, times a week, not shown, would be twice the length of two tanks combined
The other photo is of the Skipanon Peninsula site with distances to habitated areas in proximity to the Skipanon, OLNG/Calpine site.