Northeast

New England Poll Finds ‘Disconnect’ Between Voter Support for Affordable Energy, Pipelines

New England Poll Finds ‘Disconnect’ Between Voter Support for Affordable Energy, Pipelines

A large majority of voters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York embrace affordable and reliable energy in New England, but a much smaller majority embrace natural gas pipelines to make that happen, according to a new poll released by industry group Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA).

June 21, 2017

Two Appalachian E&Ps Secure Additional Financing

Funds managed by subsidiaries of the energy-focused investment firms Triloma Financial Group and EIG Global Energy Partners have committed $300 million to Northeast Natural Energy LLC.

May 1, 2017

Appalachia NatGas Takeaway Bounty Seen Tempering Henry Hub Prices Long-Term

A massive increase in natural gas pipeline capacity from Appalachia is poised to hit the market over the next couple of years, which when combined with a likelier looser federal regulatory environment, may temper Henry Hub prices in 2018 and beyond.

February 13, 2017

Winter May Be A Long One For Northeast, Forecaster Says

While the 2016-2017 winter to date has been largely the winter that wasn’t for much of the country, cold weather is expected to grab hold of the northern tier of the United States well into spring, according to AccuWeather forecasters.

February 9, 2017

Tough Road Seen For Access Northeast, LNG Storage, Too

New Hampshire, the Granite State, has been impenetrable to Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC’s Access Northeast Project, and the rest of New England hasn’t been too hospitable to new pipe in the ground either. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage might not be the answer to Maine’s energy woes, according to a recent Navigant Consulting Inc. report. But more natural gas would serve the Northeast well, wrote analysts at S&P Global Ratings.

January 9, 2017
Spectra Not Giving Up on Access Northeast, Now Turning to LDCs

Spectra Not Giving Up on Access Northeast, Now Turning to LDCs

Spectra Energy Partners LP management is rethinking the Access Northeast project, with plans to add local distribution companies (LDC) to its customer mix after some New England states have effectively nixed contracts with electric distribution companies (EDC). The company also might pursue a legislative fix in at least one state.

November 2, 2016

For Pipelines Facing Delays, Market Forces Will Prevail, Analysts Say

When it comes to the recent string of negative headlines for midstream projects facing opposition and delays, Raymond James & Associates Inc. said this week it thinks market fundamentals “and straightforward economics will eventually win out.”

October 26, 2016

‘Economics Will Eventually Win Out’ For Pipelines Facing Delays, Analysts Say

When it comes to the recent string of negative headlines for midstream projects facing opposition and delays, Raymond James & Associates Inc. said this week it thinks market fundamentals “and straightforward economics will eventually win out.”

October 25, 2016
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
FERC Rejects Open Bidding Exemption For Access Northeast’s Electric Customers

FERC Rejects Open Bidding Exemption For Access Northeast’s Electric Customers

FERC on Wednesday rejected a blanket capacity release waiver sought by Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC, a potential setback for parent company Spectra Energy’s proposed Access Northeast expansion project.

September 1, 2016