FERC asks court to dismiss petitions challenging Atlantic Sunrise approval
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asked a federal appeals court to dismiss environmental group and landowner challenges to the agency's approval of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC's 1.7-Bcf/d Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline project. In addition to the certificate order for Atlantic Sunrise, related FERC orders challenged by the petitions included a tolling order for the rehearing of the certificate order, a construction authorization and a tolling order related to the construction authorization.
Rover Pipeline asks FERC to approve more mainline for service
Rover Pipeline LLC asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to begin operations on additional facilities of the nearly complete 3.25-Bcf/d natural gas pipeline project from West Virginia to Canada. Rover asked the commission to issue the authorization before May 21.
Transco's Atlantic Sunrise gets OK to start service at compressor facilities
Federal regulators granted Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC authorization to begin service on certain facilities on its 1.7-Bcf/d Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline project that would provide 150 MMcf/d of incremental capacity.
Dominion unit cleared to abandon unprofitable Southern Trails gas pipeline
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a request by Questar Southern Trails Pipeline Co. to abandon its 488-mile natural gas pipeline project, which the company said is no longer profitable amid unfavorable market conditions and competition from larger lines.
Environmental group: FERC is stalling on requests to reconsider PennEast project
The environmental group Delaware Riverkeeper Network asked a federal appeals court to force the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to make a decision on a rehearing request for the PennEast pipeline project and also asked the court to review the project's approval.
Groups say FERC staff lacked authority to sign off on Mountain Valley pipe work
Groups representing landowners and Native American tribes asked the U.S. Appeals Court for the 4th Circuit to stay work on the EQT Midstream Partners LP-led Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC natural gas transportation project, alleging that letters from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorizing construction were unlawfully approved by a project manager who lacked delegated authority to make such decisions.
Ohio urges FERC to take close look at chemical it links to Rover Pipeline spills
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency asked federal regulators to take a closer look at waste drilling fluids that were released during construction of the $4.2 billion Rover natural gas pipeline, in particular a pollutant found in the fluids. After finding that multiple drilling sites in Ohio tested positive for the pollutant PCE, the environmental agency asked FERC to ensure proper disposal of waste drilling fluids, to develop a sampling plan and to implement a groundwater monitoring plan for the Energy Transfer Partners LP-led project.