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Restoration Proposed for ACP, SHP Lands May Avoid Significant Impacts, Says FERC Staff

Restoration Proposed for ACP, SHP Lands May Avoid Significant Impacts, Says FERC Staff

Projects to restore lands proposed by the sponsors of the scuttled Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Supply Header Project (SHP) appear to avoid or reduce impacts to less than significant levels, FERC staff has determined. Dominion Energy and joint venture partner Duke Energy last year canceled the 600-mile, 1.5 Bcf/d ACP, designed to run from…

July 26, 2021
MVP to Purchase Carbon Offsets, Potentially Pleasing Climate-Conscious FERC

MVP to Purchase Carbon Offsets, Potentially Pleasing Climate-Conscious FERC

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), the proposed Appalachia-to-Southeast natural gas conduit seeking FERC approval to resume construction following legal and regulatory setbacks, plans to purchase carbon offsets for its first 10 years of operational emissions. Management for the embattled pipeline project, a joint venture (JV) led by Equitrans Midstream Corp., said the move would make…

July 13, 2021
Plaquemines LNG Receives Positive DEIS for Feed Gas Pipeline

Plaquemines LNG Receives Positive DEIS for Feed Gas Pipeline

FERC staff has issued an overall favorable draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for a pipeline and related equipment to supply feedstock to one of Venture Global LNG Inc.’s planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Louisiana, though there was no conclusion regarding the impact on climate change. In the DEIS made public last week, the…

June 29, 2021
DC Court Vacates Spire Pipeline Certificate, Says FERC Erred in Needs Determination

DC Court Vacates Spire Pipeline Certificate, Says FERC Erred in Needs Determination

FERC erred when it issued a 2018 certificate to Spire STL Pipeline LLC by failing to adequately examine the market need for the natural gas transmission project, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC) Circuit vacated Spire’s certificate and remanded it back to the Federal Energy…

June 23, 2021
Tellurian Looking to Build Natural Gas Pipeline System to Serve Demand in Southwestern Louisiana

Tellurian Looking to Build Natural Gas Pipeline System to Serve Demand in Southwestern Louisiana

Tellurian Inc. is looking for approval from FERC to build a 37-mile, dual 42-inch pipeline system in Louisiana to meet natural gas demand in the Lake Charles area and potentially serve its proposed export terminal.  The Line 200 and 300 project would pair supplies from various production regions with growing industrial, petrochemical, manufacturing, power generation,…

June 22, 2021
FERC Green Lights 1.7 Bcf/d Gulf Run Pipeline

FERC Green Lights 1.7 Bcf/d Gulf Run Pipeline

Enable Midstream Partners LP has received FERC approval to construct and operate the 1.7 Bcf/d Gulf Run natural gas pipeline, designed in part to serve the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project being built by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum on the Texas coast. The $540 million pipeline project is backed by a 20-year commitment for…

June 2, 2021
Senators Fear FERC ‘Moving the Regulatory Goalposts’ for Pending Natural Gas Projects

Senators Fear FERC ‘Moving the Regulatory Goalposts’ for Pending Natural Gas Projects

Any updates to FERC’s more than 20-year-old policy statement on natural gas pipeline reviews should not apply to projects that have already submitted applications to the agency, according to a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators. In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Thursday, the lawmakers called on the agency “to take action without…

May 2, 2021
FERC Pondering Tighter Financial Incentives for Building Out Electric Transmission Infrastructure

FERC Pondering Tighter Financial Incentives for Building Out Electric Transmission Infrastructure

Federal regulators on Thursday suggested tightening up an electric transmission incentives policy designed to stimulate infrastructure development for the nation’s evolving grid. In its regular meeting, FERC approved by a vote of 3-2 a revision to the plan issued in March 2020 (No. RM20-10). In the supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), the Commission suggested…

April 16, 2021
Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG Feed Gas Pipeline Cleared for Service

Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG Feed Gas Pipeline Cleared for Service

FERC has authorized U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Venture Global LNG Inc. to place into service a pipeline to deliver feed gas to the company’s Calcasieu Pass export facility, currently under construction in Louisiana. In a letter filed Wednesday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cleared Venture Global’s TransCameron pipeline to enter service based on…

April 7, 2021
FERC’s Proposed Natural Gas Price Index Changes Draw Mixed Reaction

FERC’s Proposed Natural Gas Price Index Changes Draw Mixed Reaction

Market participants are largely in favor of proposed federal modifications to the natural gas price indices policy to enhance price transparency and encourage transaction reporting to developers such as Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI). However, some respondents to FERC’s call for comments said the amendment to codify the “safe harbor” provision could go further (No. PL20-3-000).…

April 1, 2021
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