The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has indicated that it could advance federal recommendations for reducing smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOC) for the oil and natural gas industry as a way to better address methane emissions from existing sources in the state.
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FERC staff will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) for the Eastern Market Access Project and operation of facilities by Dominion Cove Point LNG LP (DCP), a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc., in Maryland and Virginia.
Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co. LLC(Transco) has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to act by Wednesday (July 13) on its certificate application for the Dalton Expansion Project in Georgia [CP15-117]. The project calls for constructing 112 miles of pipeline, ranging from 16 to 30 inches in diameter, from the existing Transco pipeline at Station 115 in Coweta County, GA, to new delivery points in Georgia’s Bartow and Murray counties (see Shale Daily, March 20, 2015). It also includes a new compressor facility in Carroll County, GA, as well as three new metering facilities and other related pipe and valve modifications to existing facilities. According to FERC, Transco also plans to modify existing facilities along its mainline in Virginia and North Carolina to accommodate bi-directional flow. The pipeline lateral is designed to connect the Transco mainline to an existing power plant in northern Georgia operated by Oglethorpe Power Co., and to provide natural gas to a local distribution company operated by Atlanta Gas Light Co.
Southern Natural Gas Co. (SNG) has submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a draft implementation plan for its proposed SNG Zone 3 Expansion Project [CP14-493]. According to an application filed at FERC May 30, 2014, the project would add 235 MMcf/d of firm transportation capacity to the existing SNG pipeline system by constructing pipeline loop in Marengo County, AL; installing additional compression at SNG’s existing compressor station in Upson County, GA; installing additional compression and gas cooling at SNG’s existing compressor station in Liberty County, GA; installing compression at a new compressor station to be built in Nassau County, FL; and abandoning a compressor from operation in St. Bernard Parish, LA, relocating it to an existing compressor station in Liberty County, GA. FERC issued an environmental assessment for the project Oct. 31, 2014.
FERC has approved Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC’s (TGP) Connecticut Expansion Project, which would expand delivery capability to the Northeast, accessing supply from the Marcellus Shale.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended until Oct. 9 the public comment period for proposed updated regulations to ensure accurate measurement, accountability and royalty payments for oil and natural gas production from federal and Indian leases.
FERC Friday approved the Ohio-Louisiana Access Project of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners’ Texas Gas Transmission LLC. It would create capacity for Marcellus/Utica shale gas from Lebanon, OH, to Midwestern and southern markets through the addition of north-to-south capability.
Customers of National Grid NY could have additional gas supplies during winter 2017-2018 delivered by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC’s (Transco) proposed New York Bay Expansion Project, which was recently filed at FERC.
FERC staff will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s (TGP) proposed Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project.
FERC staff has begun an environmental assessment (EA) of National Fuel Gas Co.’s Northern Access 2016 Project, a new 97-mile pipeline in Pennsylvania and New York designed to expand deliverability of Marcellus Shale gas to the northeastern United States as well as Canada.