Partial approval was granted Friday to the first in a planned series of additions to the northbound freeway for growing U.S. natural gas exports to central Canada.
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Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Friday gave final approval to a plan that would allow three investor-owned utilities to carry out a large-scale expansion of natural gas service throughout the state, adding 280,000 customers over the next 10 years.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) latest authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement (FTA) countries bends the agency’s own rules and sends a “troubling” message, an LNG export advocate told NGI.
Malaysia’s prime minister vowed that Petroliam Nasional Bhd will keep promises that secured Canadian approval of Progress Energy’s takeover.
Las Vegas, NV-basedNV Energy Inc.’sshareholders on Wednesday “decidedly” approved the power utility’s acquisition by billionaireWarren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway’ MidAmerican EnergyHoldings Co., a $5.59 billion deal announced last May (seeDaily GPI,May 31). Speaking at a special stockholders’ meeting called for the vote, NV Energy CEOMichael Yackirasaid the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter next year, assuming that all customary closing conditions are met, including approvals from theFederal Energy Regulatory Commissionand theNevada Public Utilities Commission.
With its fourth non-free trade agreement (FTA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) export authorization Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy has approved a volume of exports that is beginning to make some nervous. While approvals have gathered pace, some feel that a pause is coming.
The Department of Energy (DOE) should move forward on all liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications “in a timely manner,” development of natural gas resources should be a priority for the United States, and lawmakers should help clear the way by opposing any polices that would delay or prohibit LNG exports, according to areportissued Tuesday by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the ranking member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC has filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval to build a pipeline to carry natural gas from northern Pennsylvania to Northeast markets, and Iroquois Gas Transmission has filed an application to build a key interconnect project. Constitution, owned by subsidiaries of Williams Partners LP, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., Piedmont Natural Gas Co. and WGL Holdings, expects to complete the122-mile pipeline by spring 2015 (see NGI, June 3). The 30-inch diameter gas line initially would carry up to 650,000 Dth/d from Susquehanna County, PA, interconnecting with the Iroquois and Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) systems in Schoharie County, NY. Constitution reached an agreement with Iroquois to expand the Wright compressor station to eliminate the need for a 32,0000 hp compressor facility in Schoharie County, NY (see NGI, Jan. 21). Iroquois requested that FERC issue its certificate by May 1, 2014 to meet an in-service date of March 31, 2015.