|PORT DOLPHIN RECEIVES CERTIFICATE FOR ONSHORE PIPELINE|
>> The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a certificate of public necessity and convenience to Port Dolphin Energy, LLC to build and operate an onshore pipeline connecting to its deepwater port 28 miles off the coast of Manatee County. The certificate pushes the company closer to receiving a license to build its deepwater port after getting a Record of Decision from the U.S. Maritime Administration in October and Gov. Charlie Crist's formal approval of the project in September. Once approved, liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers would arrive at the Port Dolphin offshore deepwater port and then connect to a new undersea pipeline system that would come onshore at Port Manatee. The LNG is returned to a gaseous state onboard the vessels offshore and then fed into the natural gas pipeline to serve customers throughout Florida.