Southern California Gas Co.(SoCalGas) was awarded the Electric Power Research Institute’s Technology Transfer Award for success in demonstrating innovative energy efficiency advances. Implemented at a low-income housing development in Lancaster, CA, the SoCalGas project combined natural gas and electric energy efficiency technologies to achieve a near-zero-net energy status. The team embarked on a retrofit of 30 units at the property, integrating gas, electric and renewable technologies.

FERC staff has completed a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for Cheniere Midstream Holdings Inc.‘s proposed Midcontinent Supply Header Interstate Pipeline (MIDSHIP) project, concluding that any adverse environmental impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels through mitigation efforts [CP17-458]. MIDSHIP would carry 1.4 Bcf/d of natural gas to connect production out of the Anadarko Basin — namely the STACK (Sooner Trend of the Anadarko Basin, mostly in Canadian and Kingfisher counties) and SCOOP (South Central Oklahoma Oil Province) — to markets in the Gulf Coast. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is accepting comments on the DEIS through April 2.