While very little changed politically across the Appalachian Basin’s key oil and natural gas producing states, the industry sees both opportunities and challenges after the midterm elections as Democrats and Republicans step into new roles throughout the region.
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FERC has pushed back by more than four months the scheduled issuance of a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco), which is already entangled in a regulatory quagmire in New York.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has denied Competitive Power Ventures Inc.’s (CPV) application to renew a key permit for a 680 MW natural gas-fired power plant that was nearly ready to enter service in Orange County.
Williams said Wednesday Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) has refiled for a Section 401 water quality certification (WQC) for its Northeast Supply Enhancement Projectwith the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), which last month denied the initial application.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week unveiled even more energy policy proposals aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, growing the state’s renewable energy economy and further diminishing the role of natural gas.
Three natural gas-fired generation facilities currently under construction in New York and New Jersey are sufficient replacements for the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City in Westchester County that is slated for deactivation beginning in 2020, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) said this week.
It was in May, about two years after New York officially banned high volume hydraulic fracturing, that a coalition of more than 40 business, labor and industry interests came together to defend and promote natural gas development in the state.
(See Part 1; Part 2; Part 4)
*Part one of four. This series examines the effects New York state’s energy policies are having on Appalachian natural gas producers, consumers and the Northeast. It explores the political, operational and economic issues related to the state government’s position on natural gas. Part one explores Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s role in fermenting that position and what it’s meant for infrastructure projects trying to pass through the state.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday vetoed the Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port, citing security and economic concerns along with the project’s potential to harm offshore wind development.