Chesapeake, FERC in fight over pipeline contracts

Chesapeake Energy wants to terminate a $300 million pipeline contract in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, Kallanish Energy reports. That request has been opposed by pipeline giant Texas-based Energy Transfer. Now the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is supporting Energy Transfer and is getting involved in the ongoing legal fight, Reuters reported. FERC has argued in

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Appeals court rules FERC kept pipeline opponents from seeking judicial review

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission illegally kept natural gas pipeline opponents from seeking judicial review, according to Kallanish Energy. The decision will affect natural gas  pipeline and LNG projects across the United States as it was seen as a major victory for pipeline opponents

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PennEast Gets More Encouragement from Supreme Court

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … The PennEast pipeline just got some clearly encouraging and very interesting news from the U.S. Supreme Court about its case with the state of New Jersey. The PennEast Pipeline folks received some most definitely encouraging news regarding New Jersey’s attempt to obstruct the project by claiming its rights

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FERC to release environmental assessment for Atlantic Sunrise extension in February

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission plans to release an environmental assessment in early February for two pipeline projects that will extend and expand Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line’s Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline to connect Marcellus and Utica shale gas with customers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, according to S&P Global Platts. If the FERC stays on track

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New York DEC Denies Reality with Constitution Pipeline Filing

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW        New York DEC has filed a challenge to FERC’s approval of the Constitution Pipeline. It has to read to be believed as the agency simply denies every reality. It was inevitable New York DEC would contest FERC’s approval of the Constitution Pipeline. Governor Corruptocrat tells the agency what to

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Constitution Pipeline back on track following FERC decision

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently determined New York waived its water quality authority for Williams’ Constitution Pipeline, according to S&P Global Platts. The decision gives new life to the project, which stalled in April 2016 when state regulators denied a permit. The FERC reversed its earlier finding — that the New York review could

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Northern Access Pipeline Project Gets Another “Nyet” from Cuomo’s DEC

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Northern Access Pipeline developer NFG has received another denial of water quality certification from Andrew Cuomo’s DEC but the project will get built. Once again, the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC), a corrupt political tool in the hands of an autocratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, has issued a

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Already Operating Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Prevails Again in Court

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline just prevailed again in Federal court over a very well funded Sierra Club attempt to thwart future pipeline development. The Atlantic Sunrise has been operating for months but its owners just won an academic case in Federal court that was orchestrated by the Sierra

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Pipeline Supporters Rally for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Against Enviro Elites

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Pipelines supporters from affected North Carolina communities have had enough of environmental activists and political elites standing in their way. Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), a $7 billion, 600-mile pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia into North Carolina, is facing an existential threat by leftist environmentalists. The project is

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Dominion withdraws natgas project, blames Ferc

Dominion Energy Transmission on Friday withdrew its application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the $48 million, 120 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d) Sweden Valley pipeline expansion, Kallanish Energy reports. The transmission arm of Dominion Energy blamed Ferc, saying delay at the commission harmed the project, and the unnamed shipper on the

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Electric Transmission by Train? A Mobile Option for Gas Fired Electricity?

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. … … Electric transmission by train may be coming soon if Alternative Transmission Inc.’s plan to move stored electricity by containers rail cars is accepted. It’s no joke. Electric transmission by train could well be coming soon. It all depends on whether or Alternative Transmission Inc. (ATI) gets a FERC

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FERC Issues Certificate for Northeast Supply Enhancement Pipeline

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. . … A four-member FERC issued a Certificate for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Pipeline this past week, which is a big step forward. The NESE is on its way! The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted 3 to 1 to issue a certificate authorizing the construction and operation of “an expansion

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FERC Report Tells the Story as the Shale Revolution Moves Ever Forward

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  The recently released FERC State of the Markets Report, 2018″ report is an update on the progress of the shale revolution as it moves forward claiming new territory. The highlights say it all (emphasis added): Natural gas markets experienced record high demand and supply. Natural gas storage fell to

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Andrew Cuomo Proves What A Pathetic Governor He Really Is

Tom ShepstoneNatural Gas NOW … …  Andrew Cuomo is clearly trying to position himself to run for President at some point, but his actions show why he’ll never go anywhere outside of New York. Andrew Cuomo is an unusually good demagogue within New York, where city voters dominate and much of the electorate supposes electricity

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Trump’s Pipeline Executive Order Here! It’s VERY Good!

Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc.   President Donald Trump delivered some great news to pipeliners yesterday with his pipeline executive order, Andrew Cuomo says it’s overreach, so it’s good! The Trump pipeline executive order is here! And, Andrew Cuomo, the king of overreachers, says it’s “gross overreach.” We don’t need to know a lot more,

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