Cartoon of the insides of a LNG carrier. A combination of two images by Peter Welleman (2012).

LNG comes to Boston, a harbinger of the future?

By Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

The most curious natural gas story of the year so far comes out of Boston and seems to have echoes of a deepening Russia-related scandal in Washington. A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker bearing natural gas produced in part in Russia delivered its cargo to the Boston area for insertion into the natural gas pipeline system there. Apparently, the Russian company that supplied some of the gas may fall under U.S. sanctions against the financing and importation of Russian goods.