The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved $5 million in grants for environmental research aimed at improving natural gas efficiency in various industrial applications. As part of its gas research program, the five-member CEC agreed to fund six projects focused on combined heat and power systems and air quality issues associated with renewable natural gas. The funds will support development and demonstration research at Desert Power Inc., Etagen, Cha Corp., and three California universities.
Arlington Gas Storage LLC has received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorization to construct and operate its Gallery 2 Expansion Project in Schuyler County, NY. The project, an expansion of Arlington's Seneca Lake Storage Project, will convert two interconnected bedded salt caverns previously used for liquefied petroleum gas storage to natural gas storage, increasing the working gas capacity of Seneca Lake from 1.45 Bcf to 2.00 Bcf. The FERC order [CP13-83-000] also approved Arlington's request to reaffirm its market-based rate authority. Arlington is a subsidiary of Crestwood Equity Partners LP.