Authorization

Jordan Cove Does Not Rule Out Possibility of Exporting LNG

Pointing out that they have not sought authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), Jordan Cove Energy Project LP and the associated Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline have called on FERC to deny a third-party request that the agency either conduct a supplemental environmental analysis of the projects or terminate their certificates.

June 24, 2011

House Panel Approves OCS Permitting Changes

A House subcommittee Tuesday voted to favorably report to the House Energy and Commerce Committee draft legislation that proponents say would ease the permitting process for energy production on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

May 25, 2011

Bison Seeks to Place Bulk of Project in Service

Bison Pipeline LLC has asked FERC to approve its request to put the bulk of its pipeline project in service by Tuesday (Jan. 4).

December 28, 2010

Industry Briefs

Williams Partners LP’s Northwest Pipeline GP has received authorization from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to place its 30-inch diameter mainline loop, known as the Sundance Trail Expansion, into service. The project includes about 15.5 miles of pipeline and related facilities that will provide 150,000 Dth/d of firm capacity from the Greasewood and Meeker/White River hubs in Rio Blanco County, CO, to the Opal Hub area in Lincoln County, WY. Northwest replaced and added compression at its Vernal Compressor Station in Uintah County, UT. The project cost about $56 million.

November 8, 2010

Northwest’s Sundance Trail OK’d for Service

Williams Partners LP’s Northwest Pipeline GP has received authorization from FERC to place its 30-inch diameter mainline loop, known as the Sundance Trail Expansion, into service.

November 2, 2010

Midcontinent Express Seeks Go-Ahead to Put Expansion in Service

Midcontinent Express Pipeline LLC (MEP) Friday asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to begin service on expansion facilities associated with the 500-mile Oklahoma-to-Alabama pipeline that provides shale gas producers with greater market access.

May 11, 2010

Industry Briefs

Caledonia Energy Partners LLC has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to raise the maximum storage capacity at its facility in Lowndes and Monroe counties, MS, to 28.1 Bcf from 22.7 Bcf. Working gas capacity would increase to 22 Bcf from 16.9 Bcf. The maximum daily withdrawal rate would be 550 MMcf/d, and the maximum injection rate would be 558 MMcf/d. Caledonia Energy said it would not have to construct any additional facilities to make the additional capacity available.

April 14, 2010

Industry Briefs

Caledonia Energy Partners LLC has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to raise the maximum storage capacity at its facility in Lowndes and Monroe counties, MS, to 28.1 Bcf from 22.7 Bcf. Working gas capacity would increase to 22 Bcf from 16.9 Bcf. The maximum daily withdrawal rate would be 550 MMcf/d, and the maximum injection rate would be 558 MMcf/d. Caledonia Energy said it would not have to construct any additional facilities to make the additional capacity available.

April 14, 2010

Industry Briefs

Williams’ Northwest Pipeline GP has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to place its 24-inch diameter Colorado Hub Connection into service, it said. The 26.4-mile pipeline and related facilities connect the Meeker/White River Hub, a regional production area hub, with the Northwest Pipeline mainline south of Rangely, CO. The project will provide approximately 360,000 Dth/d of firm service on Northwest’s mainline to delivery points as far south as Ignacio, CO. At Ignacio Northwest interconnects with El Paso Natural Gas and Transwestern Pipeline Co. The cost of the project was approximately $60 million. “Completion of the Colorado Hub makes it possible for us to connect the Piceance Basin supplies with markets in the western U.S. through Northwest’s existing mainline system,” said Phil Wright, president of Williams’ gas pipeline business. In August 2007 Northwest conducted an open season for the project and filed an application for a FERC certificate in September 2008. Williams Pipeline Partners LP owns a 35% interest in Northwest Pipeline GP.

November 11, 2009

Storage Project in Southern New York Seeks Nov. 8 Startup

Arlington Storage Co. Wednesday asked FERC for authorization to place its entire Thomas Corners Natural Gas Storage Project in southern New York in service by early November.

October 23, 2009