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TC Energy’s Planned Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion for Pacific Northwest Gains Favorable EIS

TC Energy’s Planned Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion for Pacific Northwest Gains Favorable EIS

Federal regulators have granted Gas Transmission Northwest LLC (GTN) a favorable environmental impact statement (EIS) that if approved could increase natural gas pipeline capacity by about 150 MMcf/d between Idaho and Oregon. In the final EIS, FERC staff said with the recommended mitigation measures, the GTN XPress Project would result in some adverse environmental impacts,…

November 28, 2022
TC’s GTN Expansion between Idaho and Oregon Progresses with Positive EIS

TC’s GTN Expansion between Idaho and Oregon Progresses with Positive EIS

Federal regulators have granted Gas Transmission Northwest LLC (GTN) a favorable environmental impact statement (EIS) that if approved could increase natural gas pipeline capacity by about 150 MMcf/d between Idaho and Oregon. In the final EIS, FERC staff said with the recommended mitigation measures, the GTN XPress Project would result in some adverse environmental impacts,…

November 22, 2022
Commonwealth LNG’s 8.4 MMty Louisiana Terminal Secures FERC OK

Commonwealth LNG’s 8.4 MMty Louisiana Terminal Secures FERC OK

Commonwealth LNG’s export terminal proposed in Louisiana has become the first project to be authorized in more than two years after receiving unanimous FERC approval Thursday. Houston-based Commonwealth has not yet sanctioned the 8.4 million metric ton/year (mmty) facility. It would be sited in Cameron Parish, LA, along the Calcasieu Ship Channel, potentially adding to…

November 17, 2022
Cheniere Cleared to Put Shuttered Sabine Pass LNG Tank Back In Service

Cheniere Cleared to Put Shuttered Sabine Pass LNG Tank Back In Service

Federal regulators have given Cheniere Energy Inc. approval to return a liquefied natural gas storage tank to service that’s been closed for over four years at its Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana.  Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) approved Cheniere’s request to place the 3.4…

November 8, 2022
Eversource CEO Urges Biden to Waive Jones Act as New England Facing Possible ‘Severe Natural Gas Shortage’

Eversource CEO Urges Biden to Waive Jones Act as New England Facing Possible ‘Severe Natural Gas Shortage’

The CEO for New England’s largest utility, Eversource Energy, called on President Biden in a letter last week to enact federal emergency orders to “swiftly address the growing concerns” of New England’s access, or lack thereof, to natural gas this winter heating season.  New England, which lacks the natural gas pipeline infrastructure to fill out…

November 7, 2022

Freeport LNG Files Compliance Report at FERC – The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight Freeport LNG Development LP filed a certificate of compliance report at FERC late Wednesday, bringing the project one step closer to restarting after an explosion knocked the facility offline in June. The document was confidential and unavailable to the public. The company is still targeting…

November 3, 2022
Freeport LNG Still Aiming for Restart This Month as it Prepares Site, Documentation

Freeport LNG Still Aiming for Restart This Month as it Prepares Site, Documentation

Freeport LNG Development LP is still planning to meet its previous guidance of a partial restart of its liquefaction facility later this month, according to representatives with the company, while regulators await final documentation. The 2.38 Bcf/d liquefied natural gas export terminal on the upper Texas coast has been offline since a June explosion attributed…

November 2, 2022
Japanese Natural Gas Buyers Meet with U.S., State Officials Over Alaska LNG Project

Japanese Natural Gas Buyers Meet with U.S., State Officials Over Alaska LNG Project

Some of the largest Japanese offtakers of U.S. LNG met with federal and Alaskan officials during a summit in Japan to discuss developing an export project that could connect North Slope natural gas to a supply-short Asian market. At a summit convened in Tokyo by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)…

October 28, 2022
FERC Ordered to Reassess $20M BP Fine for Alleged Natural Gas Market Manipulation in 2008

FERC Ordered to Reassess $20M BP Fine for Alleged Natural Gas Market Manipulation in 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ordered FERC to recalculate a $20.16 million fine levied against BP plc for allegedly manipulating the Texas natural gas market in 2008. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission wrongly attempted to expand its Natural Gas Act jurisdiction to cover intrastate gas trading, the circuit court said. …

October 26, 2022
Higher Winter Natural Gas Prices Forecast Despite Bearish Supply, Demand Factors, Says FERC

Higher Winter Natural Gas Prices Forecast Despite Bearish Supply, Demand Factors, Says FERC

FERC is projecting elevated U.S. natural gas prices for the 2022-2023 winter, despite mild weather forecasts for most of the country and steadily rising domestic production. “Natural gas prices for the upcoming winter are expected to remain higher than recent years at major trading hubs across the U.S.,” Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff said in…

October 24, 2022
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