Hughes said the details are still being worked through when it comes to determining which level of baseball Binghamton will hold. Hughes, along with a number of local officials spent the last year fighting to keep baseball in Binghamton. Mets Team President Sandy Alderson said Brooklyn would be home to a full season affiliate, but did not specify which level for any of the teams he mentioned. (WBNG) — Mets President Sandy Alderson said Binghamton will remain home to one of the Mets minor league affiliates. The news comes nearly one year after the team first learned it was at risk of being eliminated, as part of Major League Baseball’s plan to restructure the minor league system. “I would like to personally thank Senator Schumer, Congressman Brindisi, Senator Akshar, and Mayor David for being the driving force behind this decision,” said Hughes. Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes said he is “ecstatic” after learning the Mets will keep a minor league affiliate in Binghamton. UPDATE: “I’m sure those details will come out coming up shortly,and we’re just looking for clarification on that and I know they’re still putting together the pieces on what everything looks like,” said Hughes. “I can say right now definitively, there will be baseball at RumbleTown, New York Mets baseball at Rumbletown in 2021.” “It really means all the hard work has paid off, everybody’s efforts have not gone unnoticed and I think it means that the Mets want to take upstate New York,” said Hughes. The Rumble Ponies were at risk of being eliminated by Major League Baseball as part of its restructuring of the minor leagues. Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes shared the following statement with 12 Sports: “Incredibly excited to be part of the New York Mets under Steve Cohen and our long time friend Sandy Alderson. We look forward to supporting their mission in any way possible. It’s a great day to be a Mets fan.” During a press conference to introduce new owner Steve Cohen, Alderson said Syracuse, Binghamton, Brooklyn and St. Lucie will be affiliates going forward but did not specify if Binghamton would continue to have a Double A team.
Image courtesy of InpexJapan’s Inpex remains on track to start production at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia at the end of March next year. Speaking to reporters, the company’s senior managing executive officer, Masahiro Murayama said that peak production will be reached over the period of two years, following the start of production, Reuters reports.Murayama said that the full-scale production would be achieved through a gradual increase in utilization rates through testing.The Ichthys LNG project is expected to produce up to 8.9 million tons of LNG per annum and 1.65 million tons of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.The project’s two offshore facilities, the central processing facility, Ichthys Explorer and the floating production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO), Ichthys Venturer, have been moored at their respective locations in the Ichthys field, 220 kilometers off the north coast of Western Australia.Initially, the project was set for start-up in the third quarter of this year, however, earlier this year the company revised its plans and said that the production from the Ichthys LNG project will start before the end of the current fiscal year, ending March 31, 2018, following the installation and commissioning of the CPF and the FPSO.Despite the delays, Inpex expects minimal cost overruns without any material impact on the project.The project is a joint venture between Inpex, major partner Total, Taiwan’s CPC Corporation and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas. LNG World News Staff