Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey on Thursday asked the state’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to open an investigation into phasing out natural gas amid the transition toward alternative fuels by 2050.
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FERC has denied a request from three environmental groups to rehear a 2017 order authorizing the Mountaineer XPress and Gulf XPress projects, a pair of TransCanada Corp. efforts to increase natural gas pipeline capacity out of the Appalachian Basin by expanding the company’s Columbia Gas Transmission LLC’s system.
FERC staff will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for TC Energy Corp.’s proposed Louisiana XPress (LAXP) natural gas pipeline project, which would provide open access firm transportation service through the expansion of existing capacity on Columbia Gulf Transmission’s current pipeline system.
Yet another natural gas-fired power plant is moving ahead in the Appalachian Basin, as Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI) has issued a final investment decision to build a 485 MW facility in southeast Ohio.
FERC staff expects to issue an environmental assessment (EA) next month for Columbia Gas Transmission LLC’s (TCO) proposed Buckeye XPress Project in Ohio and West Virginia, which would add another 275 MMcf/d of natural gas capacity to the interstate pipeline system.
The Maryland Board of Public Works, a three-member panel that includes Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, defied state regulators and unanimously rejected awarding an easement for Columbia Gas Transmission LLC’s Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project.
Nearly five years into a push to expand in the Pacific Northwest, advocates continue wading through permitting challenges to build natural gas-fed methanol production plants along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon.
Columbia Gas Transmission (CGT) is seeking authorization from FERC to place into service portions of its Mountaineer XPress project, which would increase natural gas pipeline capacity out of the Appalachian Basin by expanding the TransCanada Corp. affiliate’s system.
A series of natural gas explosions and fires that rocked three Massachusetts communities in September killing one man and damaging 131 structures may have been caused by gaps in construction work orders for the old system that were prepared by NiSource Inc. subsidiary Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The same day it OK’d the startup of Atlantic Sunrise, FERC authorized service on another Appalachian takeaway expansion aimed at serving the East Coast, Columbia Gas Transmission LLC’s WB XPress Project.