CMTA-Lead Coalition on LNG Seeks Participation

By Loretta Macktal, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Feb. 18, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA invites you to join a growing coalition concerned about a potential shortage of natural gas in California and the need for alternative sources such as through deliveries liquefied natural gas (LNG). Californians for Clean Affordable Safe Energy (Cal-CASE) will be helping educate the public throughout the state about this important issue.

California's demand for natural gas is expected to grow significantly within the next decade. California's power plants rely on natural gas and our state only produces 16 percent of what we consume. To help meet that demand, LNG can play a larger role in the state's energy supply mix. LNG is natural gas that has been converted into liquid for transportation purposes and then converted back into "gas" when needed. This liquefied form makes it more economical to transport and therefore cheaper for business and consumers. LNG is transported by boat from other countries that have large natural gas supplies.

There are dozens of organizations already signed up in support including CMTA, California Chamber of Commerce, California Retailers Association, Consumers First, Western States Petroleum Association, California League of Food Processors, Agricultural Council of California, California Business Roundtable, California Grape & Tree Fruit League, The Seniors Coalition, California Cogeneration Council, California Municipal Utilities Association, Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group, American Electronics Association, Bay Area Council, California Alliance for Consumer Protection, Ventura County Economic Development Association, California Small Business Association, California Building Industry Association, California Restaurant Association, Associated General Contractors of California, California Farm Bureau Federation, Chemical Industry Council of California, California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance, California Women for Agriculture, California State Association of Counties, Agricultural Energy Consumers Association, Knolle Magetrans and Williams Energy Services.

Individual companies are also needed. To list your company's name as a supporter or to learn more, go to the Cal-CASE website at http://www.casefornaturalgas.org/
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