Kinder Morgan pipeline can enter full service for Cheniere's Sabine Pass plant
Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC has been cleared by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start service on the remaining facilities of a pipeline expansion that will bring more natural gas to Cheniere Energy Inc.'s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana. The full expansion project will now provide up to 600,000 Dth/d of firm gas transportation service to the Sabine Pass facility.
McNamee sworn in as FERC commissioner
Republican Bernard McNamee now is officially a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, having been sworn in Dec. 11 to fill the seat vacated by Robert Powelson in August. With the addition of McNamee, FERC now is up its full contingent of five members, although Commissioner Kevin McIntyre has not voted on any agency orders since Oct. 17 due to ongoing health issues.
Cheniere, Sempra try to resolve concerns on overlapping LNG project construction
Cheniere Energy Inc. and Sempra Energy told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that they will work together to head off potential problems from overlapping construction on two liquefied natural gas export facilities on opposite sides of a waterway between Texas and Louisiana. Project teams were scheduled to meet in early December, and the companies asked FERC staff to hold off on an analysis of possible "cumulative impacts" requested by Cheniere officials pending the talks.
FERC grants DTE Midstream's request for service on lateral for Birdsboro Power
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized service on DTE Midstream Appalachia LLC's Birdsboro pipeline project that will provide up to 79,000 Dth/d of natural gas to a Birdsboro Power LLC power plant in Pennsylvania. DTE Midstream, a subsidiary of DTE Energy Co., applied for the 14-mile, 12-inch-diameter lateral project in May 2017.
FERC grants service authorization to part of Millennium Pipeline's NY expansion
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permitted Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC to place in service a major component of the 223,000-Dth/d Eastern System Upgrade project for its natural gas transportation system in New York. The project, estimated to cost about $275 million at the time of its permit application, was designed to provide additional gas transportation service for towns and LDCs.