A six-year regulatory ordeal ended in success Thursday for Enbridge Inc. when Minnesota agencies awarded permits for a 340-mile leg across the state in its Line 3 oil export pipe replacement program. “Clearly this is a big day for Line 3 in Minnesota,” said Enbridge Vice President Leo Golden. “These authorizations and approvals are an…
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Brief — Diamondback, Energen Merger
The merger proposed between Permian Basin producers Diamondback Energy Inc. and Energen Corp. has been approved by each company’s stockholders. Diamondback is acquiring the Birmingham, AL-based operator in an all-stock transaction estimated at $9.2 billion. The merger, set to be completed by Friday (Nov. 29), is giving Midland, TX-based Diamondback a total of 390,000 net acres across the Midland and Delaware sub-basins of the Permian, an 85% increase from Diamondback’s 211,000 net acres at the end of June.
FERC Clears Atlantic Coast Pipeline to Begin Limited Tree Felling
FERC has approved limited tree felling activities for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), a step forward for a project that continues to encounter vocal pushback from opposition groups and is still seeking final approval on some state-level permits.
PennEast Gains FERC Certificate, But Regulatory Hurdles Still Remain
FERC sent mixed signals late Friday after it issued a certificate order authorizing the PennEast Pipeline, a broader indication of the regulatory hurdles the project still faces at the state level as it plods toward a targeted 2019 in-service date.
FERC OKs Most of Millennium Eastern System Upgrade
FERC has given Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC permission to construct most of its Eastern System Upgrade (ESU) project, which would provide an additional 223,000 Dth/d of firm transportation service to local distribution companies (LDC) and municipalities in New York.
Rover Supply Laterals Approved; FERC Clears Remaining HDDs Too
FERC on Friday cleared Rover Pipeline LLC to place three eastern Ohio supply laterals and associated compression into service, clearing the way for the 3.25 Bcf/d, 710-mile pipeline to offer up additional capacity to producers by the end of the year, as scheduled.
Florida Regulators OK RNG for Utility Pipes
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday approved integrating renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, with traditional gas utility pipeline supplies.
Shareholders Approve EQT Deal to Acquire Rice
EQT Corp. on Thursday cleared the final hurdle to create the nation’s largest natural gas producer after receiving necessary shareholder approvals to acquire Rice Energy Inc.
Texas Eastern’s Bayway Lateral Wins FERC Approval
Five months to the day after losing its quorum, FERC on Monday issued a certificate of approval for Texas Eastern Transmission LP’s proposed Bayway Lateral Project, which would fuel a refinery and an adjacent co-generation plant in New Jersey.
Steelhead LNG Secures Huu-ay-aht First Nations For BC LNG Project
Huu-ay-aht First Nations has become the first British Columbia Nation to approve a co-management development arrangement for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility.