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St. Lawrence Gas to Begin Construction of New York Expansion

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) recently approved St. Lawrence Gas Co.’s amended certificate of public convenience and necessity for a system expansion in upstate New York. Construction is set to begin this month, the Enbridge Gas Distribution subsidiary said.

August 6, 2012

Tennessee Gets OK for Northeast Upgrade Project

FERC has issued a certificate for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Upgrade Project, which would expand the company’s existing 300 Line system in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to provide an additional 636,000 Dth/d of Marcellus Shale gas to Northeast markets. This comes only months after Tennessee placed into service an initial expansion and upgrade of the 300 Line.

June 4, 2012

Tennessee Gets FERC Nod on Northeast Upgrade Project

FERC on Tuesday issued a certificate for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Northeast Upgrade Project, which would expand the company’s existing 300 Line system in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to provide an additional 636,000 Dth/d of Marcellus Shale gas to Northeast markets. This comes only months after Tennessee placed into service an initial expansion and upgrade of the 300 Line.

May 31, 2012

FERC Approves Sawgrass Storage Project in Louisiana

FERC Thursday issued Sawgrass Storage LLC a certificate to convert a depleted natural gas reservoir in northern Louisiana to an interstate gas storage facility that would serve gas and power markets in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

March 16, 2012

Tetco Marcellus Expansion Gets FERC Nod

FERC Thursday issued a certificate to Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) to expand its mainline system in southwestern Pennsylvania to transport Marcellus Shale gas to markets in the Northeast.

November 18, 2011

Industry Brief

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Friday vacated the Section 3 authorization and certificate authorization for Port Arthur LNG LP to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal near Port Arthur, TX, and for Port Arthur Pipeline LP to construct two takeaway natural gas pipelines from the outlet of the proposed terminal. The projects were to be built in two phases. “Neither Port Arthur LNG nor Port Arthur Pipeline has begun Phase I construction of the authorized facilities, nor requested further extension of the [in-service] deadline, which expired two months ago. Therefore, we are vacating their authorizations,” the order said [CP05-83, CP05-84]. Under Phase I, the terminal would have had a sendout capacity of 1.5 Bcf/d. The capacity would have doubled in Phase II (see Daily GPI, Nov. 21, 2006).

September 19, 2011

Industry Briefs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted a certificate to Pine Prairie Energy Center LLC to expand its Pine Prairie Natural Gas Storage salt cavern facility in Evangeline Parish, LA. The project would increase working capacity of the facility to 80 Bcf from the current 48 Bcf, including two new 12 Bcf caverns and the expansion of permitted capacity for caverns two through five to 12 Bcf from 10 Bcf each (see Daily GPI, Oct. 6, 2010). The FERC order requires Pine Prairie to hold an open season to solicit permanent capacity release offers and grants Pine Prairie’s request for continuing authorization to charge market-based rates.

May 20, 2011

Marcellus Storage Service Cleared for Injections

FERC has issued UGI Storage Co. a certificate to acquire from UGI Central Penn Gas Inc. (UGI CPG), own and operate 14.7 Bcf of underground gas storage capacity in north-central Pennsylvania, in the heart of the state’s portion of the Marcellus Shale play.

January 4, 2011

FERC OKs Marcellus Shale Storage Service

FERC has issued UGI Storage Co. a certificate to acquire from UGI Central Penn Gas Inc. (UGI CPG), own and operate 14.7 Bcf of underground gas storage capacity in north-central Pennsylvania, in the heart of the state’s portion of the Marcellus Shale play.

January 4, 2011

MARC I Hub Line Construction Application Goes to FERC

Inergy subsidiary Central New York Oil and Gas LLC (CNYOG) has applied to FERC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct and operate the MARC I Hub Line, a proposed 30-inch diameter bidirectional pipeline in Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania.

August 16, 2010