Pa. PUC votes to reopen Mariner East 1 NGL line, keep halting sister projects
Sunoco Pipeline LP can restart flows on its Mariner East 1 NGL pipeline but construction of the larger Mariner East 2 and 2X pipeline projects remains suspended after a series of drilling-fluid spills, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ruled.
In a 3-2 vote, the PUC approved Sunoco's request to resume operations on Mariner East 1 and denied Sunoco's request for the commission overrule its own judge and lift the construction suspension on the pair of Mariner East 2 pipelines.
National Grid to spend $2M on safety improvements to settle NY explosion case
National Grid USA agreed to pay $1.98 million to resolve a case with New York state regulators stemming from a 2015 gas explosion that injured two people.
The settlement funds will be split between two programs, with $1.48 million to be spent on installing excess flow valves and the remaining $500,000 dedicated to educating contractors and homeowners on gas safety.
Wash. regulator lowers Cascade penalty after utility addresses pipeline concerns
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission waived part of a penalty Cascade Natural Gas Corp. has to pay for pipeline safety violations, pointing to progress the company has made on safety improvements.
Cascade has so far validated the safe operating pressure for five of its highest risk pipeline segments and prioritized validating additional segments' pressures based on risk factors, among other things, all within the settlement-specified timeline.
Mountain Valley Pipeline working with W.Va. officials after wastewater citations
The developers of the Mountain Valley gas pipeline said they are working with West Virginia officials after environmental regulators issued two notices citing the company for failing to control wastewater runoff from construction sites along the pipeline route.
Energy Transfer's Rover agrees to pay $430,000 over W.Va. water violations
Rover Pipeline LLC agreed to pay a $430,000 penalty for water pollution violations resulting from construction activities for its 3.25-Bcf/d natural gas pipeline project.
The civil administrative penalty would be deposited in the state's water quality management fund, according to a West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection consent order filed May 15 but made public June 12.
UGI utilities file plans to pass along tax savings to Pa. gas customers
UGI Corp. detailed plans to cut customer bills at its UGI Central Penn Gas Inc. and UGI Penn Natural Gas Inc. utilities in Pennsylvania as a result of federal corporate tax cuts and lower purchased gas costs.
Washington Gas plans next 5-year phase of Md. infrastructure replacement program
Washington Gas Light Co. filed its plan for the next phase of the utility's 22-year natural gas infrastructure replacement program and to recover program-related costs.