FERC has approved PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC's request to initiate pre-filing review of its proposed 108-mile, 36-inch diameter natural gas pipeline to transport 1 Bcf/d of gas from Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania to Transco's Trenton-Woodbury interconnection in New Jersey. The pipeline is projected to enter service in 2017 (see Shale Daily, Sept. 5). PennEast said it plans to complete pre-filing and file a formal application at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in third quarter 2015.
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) is scheduled to hold two hearings on Nov. 6 in Harrisburg, PA. The first, at 1:30 p.m., is being held to discuss proposed changes to regulations on water withdrawals by unconventional oil and gas drillers. The second meeting, at 2:30 p.m., will address water withdrawal requests within the basin. Both meetings will be held in Room 8E-B, in the East Wing of the Capitol Building.