New Jerseyites – by a margin of more than two-to-one – favorexpanding an existing natural gas pipeline to serve residents,according to a new public opinion poll that has been dropped intothe controversy over Williams-Transco’s proposed MarketLinkproject.
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While natural gas has captured the lion’s share of the expandingcogeneration market in recent years, “the phenomenal growth of[cogeneration in] the past was a one-time event resulting from aunique combination of regulatory and market changes,” according tothe Gas Research Institute’s Marie Lihn.
Florida Gas Transmission (FGT) pulled ahead in the crowded race to serve the expanding gas-fired power generation market in the Florida peninsula when FERC last week issued a favorable preliminary determination on the non-environmental aspects of its Phase IV mainline expansion project.
LG&E Energy Corp. positioned itself to take advantage of theexpanding pipeline construction industry last Friday by purchasingCRC Holdings Corp., parent of the pipeline construction equipmentcompany CRC-Evans Pipeline International, for a total of $83.5million. The deal closed last Friday. No layoffs are expected.
Believing in the saying that “if at first you don’t succeed, tryagain,” El Paso began a new open season Friday to solicit interestin firm service agreements to move gas on an expansion of theBondad Line in San Juan Basin. A previous attempt at a Bondadexpansion ultimately broke down after FERC rejected some of thetariff provisions last year, leading the primary expansion shipperto withdraw from the project and FERC to vacate its projectcertification (see NGI, Sept. 7, 1998; Oct. 19, 1998; Dec. 14,1998; and Jan. 18, 1999).