FERC will not alter pipe reviews after court, state challenges, chairman says
The chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said his agency will not adjust its reviews of interstate pipelines even after recent court and state decisions introduced uncertainty into the federal process for natural gas infrastructure.
FERC faces pressure after its split on Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley projects
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hear calls for change in its review process for interstate natural gas pipelines after Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur expressed reservations about the way the commission determines the need for such projects, analysts said.
Sempra unit applies for pipeline to supply proposed La. LNG terminal
Sempra Energy's Port Arthur Pipeline LLC has formally applied for federal authorization of a natural gas pipeline project that would carry 2 Bcf/d to the proposed Port Arthur LNG liquefaction and export terminal.
New York asks FERC to revisit ouster from Millennium gas pipeline permitting
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to rethink an order that kicked the state agency out of the permitting process for a 127,200-Dth/d Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC natural gas lateral project.
Sabal Trail asks FERC for OK to put line to power plant in service
The Enbridge Inc.-led Sabal Trail Transmission LLC asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to place another part of its 1.1-Bcf/d natural gas pipeline in service, even as FERC urges a federal court to revisit a ruling that vacated the project's Natural Gas Act certificate.
FERC clears Rover Pipeline to resume horizontal drilling
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a request from Energy Transfer Partners LP's Rover Pipeline LLC to resume horizontal drilling at four locations after the developer submitted a new plan to eliminate spills of drilling fluid in the construction of its up-to-3.25-Bcf/d natural gas pipeline project.
Tennessee Gas asks to start Connecticut Expansion gas project by Nov. 1
Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. asked for authorization to place its 72,100-Dth/d Connecticut Expansion natural gas transportation project in service for local distribution companies by Nov. 1.