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Court Dismisses Suit Challenging New England Utilities’ Natural Gas Scheduling Practices

Court Dismisses Suit Challenging New England Utilities’ Natural Gas Scheduling Practices

A class-action lawsuit accusing Eversource Energy and Avangrid Inc. of artificially increasing natural gas spot market prices to benefit their electric generating assets between 2013 and 2016 has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

September 13, 2018
Eversource Pulls Access Northeast Application, Vows to Submit Updated Proposal

Eversource Pulls Access Northeast Application, Vows to Submit Updated Proposal

Eversource Energy has withdrawn from consideration its petition for a 20-year contract with Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC (AGT) for natural gas capacity through the proposed Access Northeast pipeline upgrade project, and plans to submit an updated proposal, according to documents filed with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

June 12, 2018

New Hampshire High Court Decision Could Reignite Access Northeast Project

The Supreme Court of New Hampshire has reversed a 2016 decision by the state’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) that blocked Eversource Energy’s plan to use electricity rates to pay for constructing the Access Northeast expansion project, which would add 900,000 Dth/d and additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage to the Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC (AGT) system.

May 24, 2018

FERC Staff Finds No Evidence Natural Gas Pipe Capacity Withheld in New England

An inquiry by FERC staff, prompted by allegations made by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), has found no evidence of anticompetitive withholding of natural gas pipeline capacity on Algonquin Gas Transmission (AGT) by New England shippers.

February 27, 2018

Eversource Fires Back at EDF on Claims of Costly NatGas Scheduling Practices

New England utility Eversource Energy is threatening to take legal action against the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) over what it said are “false and misleading statements” about the utility’s natural gas pipeline scheduling practices from 2013-2016.

December 12, 2017

New England Utilities Sued over NatGas Scheduling Practices

A group of New England residents has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Eversource Energy and Avangrid Inc. of artificially increasing natural gas spot market prices to benefit their electric generating assets between 2013 and 2016.

November 21, 2017

AGT NatGas Scheduling Practices Cost New England Customers $3.6B, Says EDF

Natural gas pipeline capacity scheduling practices by affiliates of two major utilities cost New England customers an estimated $3.6 billion from 2013 to 2016, according to research by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

October 13, 2017

Algonquin Withdraws Pre-Filing Application For Access Northeast Project

Citing “gaps in energy policy” in New England, Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC has withdrawn its Access Northeast Project from FERC’s pre-filing review process, though it said it remains committed to addressing the region’s need for natural gas pipeline infrastructure for electric generation.

June 30, 2017
New Hampshire Regulators Nix Access Northeast Capacity Contract

New Hampshire Regulators Nix Access Northeast Capacity Contract

Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC’s Access Northeast expansion project was dealt another blow last week when regulators in New Hampshire refused to approve a 20-year transportation and storage capacity contract between the Spectra Energy pipeline and Eversource Energy, with costs to be borne by ratepayers.

October 10, 2016

Access Northeast Moving Forward Despite MA Court Ruling

The developers of the proposed Access Northeast pipeline expansion are moving “full-speed ahead” despite a state supreme court ruling last week that invalidated the project’s capacity contracts in Massachusetts.

August 24, 2016