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Quoddy Bay LNG Withdraws Maine Permit Requests

After receiving a devastating blow from FERC earlier in the month with relation to its proposal to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Washington County, ME, Quoddy Bay LNG LLC told Maine regulators over the weekend it is withdrawing its request for state permits to build the project, but expects to refile them in the future.

October 29, 2008

Brunswick Pipe to Serve Canaport LNG Hits NEB Snag

Even though Emera’s Brunswick Pipeline has been under construction since November 2007, the project was dealt a small blow early last week when Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) decided to reject a portion of the pipeline route based on the objection of Galbraith Construction Ltd. and Galbraith Equipment Co. Ltd.

March 10, 2008

Brunswick Pipeline to Serve Canaport LNG Hits NEB Routing Snag

Even though Emera’s Brunswick Pipeline has been under construction since November 2007, the project was dealt a small blow Monday when Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) decided to reject a portion of the pipeline route based on the objection of Galbraith Construction Ltd. and Galbraith Equipment Co. Ltd.

March 5, 2008

Maryland Frowns on Sparrows Point LNG Project’s Pipe Route

The embattled AES Corp.’s Sparrows Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project, which has been proposed for Baltimore, MD, has been dealt another blow. The Maryland Department of Transportation (DOT) said the project’s proposed 87-mile pipeline, the Mid-Atlantic Express, would infringe on the rights-of-way (ROW) of U.S. Interstate-695.

October 29, 2007

Maryland Frowns on Sparrows Point LNG Project’s Pipe Route

The embattled AES Corp.’s Sparrows Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project, which has been proposed for Baltimore, MD, has been dealt another blow. The Maryland Department of Transportation (DOT) said the project’s proposed 87-mile pipeline, the Mid-Atlantic Express, would infringe on the rights-of-way (ROW) of U.S. Interstate-695.

October 23, 2007

FERC Deals Blow to Duquesne’s Plans to Exit PJM

FERC Friday dealt Duquesne Light Co. a major blow when it denied the company’s complaint request to be excluded from PJM Interconnection capacity auctions, which are scheduled to begin Monday. The Pittsburgh, PA-based utility saw its request as the first step in carrying out its plans to withdraw from the PJM and join the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO).

October 1, 2007

Complainants, State Regulators Dealt Blow in Southwest Gas Cases

In what was a blow to “Panhandle complainants” and Midwest regulators, FERC has accepted and suspended for five months Southwest Gas Storage’s proposed rate increase to become effective Feb. 1, 2008, subject to refund and the outcome of a hearing, and denied the complainants’ renewed request for interim rate relief and expedited action on a complaint in which customers have accused the storage provider of charging excessive rates.

September 10, 2007

Complainants, State Regulators Dealt Blow in Southwest Gas Cases

In what was a blow to “Panhandle complainants” and Midwest regulators, FERC Friday accepted and suspended for five months Southwest Gas Storage’s proposed rate increase to become effective Feb. 1, 2008, subject to refund and the outcome of a hearing, and denied the complainants’ renewed request for interim rate relief and expedited action on a complaint in which customers have accused the storage provider of charging excessive rates.

September 5, 2007

Federal Court Ruling Blocks Islander East Pipeline Project

The proposed Islander East pipeline, designed to carry natural gas 45 miles from Connecticut to Long Island, NY, was dealt a potentially fatal blow when a federal court set aside a U.S. secretary of commerce decision that had overruled Connecticut’s objections to the project.

September 3, 2007

Federal Court Ruling Blocks Islander East Pipeline Project

The proposed Islander East pipeline, designed to carry natural gas 45 miles from Connecticut to Long Island, NY, was dealt a potentially fatal blow when a federal court set aside a U.S. secretary of commerce decision that had overruled Connecticut’s objections to the project.

August 21, 2007