Pipeline

TC Energy Increasing Natural Gas Exports to Western U.S. with Pipeline Expansions

TC Energy Increasing Natural Gas Exports to Western U.S. with Pipeline Expansions

Capacity additions underway in annual stages on three TC Energy Corp. pipeline subsidiaries are set to increase Canadian natural gas exports to California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington during 2022 and 2023. The coordinated expansions, a package titled West Path, pioneer a switch to quiet growth that TC President Francois Poirier outlined at a spring investment…

April 14, 2021
As Pacific LNG Exports Beckon, KKR Acquiring Stakes in Sempra’s Mexico, Gulf Coast Projects

As Pacific LNG Exports Beckon, KKR Acquiring Stakes in Sempra’s Mexico, Gulf Coast Projects

Global investment firm KKR is buying a stake in a Sempra Energy business unit that manages liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in Mexico and along the U.S. Gulf Coast as it anticipates growth in North American energy infrastructure. Under the terms of the deal announced Monday, KKR will pay  $3.37 billion for a 20% non-controlling…

April 5, 2021
Tellurian Gauging Support to Expand Driftwood Natural Gas Pipeline in Louisiana

Tellurian Gauging Support to Expand Driftwood Natural Gas Pipeline in Louisiana

Tellurian Inc. subsidiary Driftwood Pipeline LLC (DWPL) is holding a binding open season through Friday (April 2) to test support for up to 4.6 Bcf/d on the proposed Line 200 and Line 300 expansion project in Louisiana. The expansion of the 4 Bcf/d Driftwood pipeline is part of a larger system network planned by Tellurian…

March 30, 2021
Northern Access Natural Gas Pipeline Project Inches Forward After Big Court Win

Northern Access Natural Gas Pipeline Project Inches Forward After Big Court Win

The long-delayed Northern Access expansion project, which would move more natural gas out of Appalachia, cleared a major legal obstacle Tuesday when a federal appeals court found New York state regulators waived their authority to issue a crucial water quality certification (WQC) for the pipeline. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld…

March 26, 2021
Beleaguered Northern Access Natural Gas Pipeline Project Clears Major Legal Hurdle

Beleaguered Northern Access Natural Gas Pipeline Project Clears Major Legal Hurdle

The long-delayed Northern Access expansion project, which would move more natural gas out of Appalachia, cleared a major legal obstacle Tuesday when a federal appeals court found New York state regulators waived their authority to issue a crucial water quality certification (WQC) for the pipeline. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld…

March 24, 2021
Energy Transfer Fined $20M-Plus by FERC Following Review of Rover-Related Home Demolition

Energy Transfer Fined $20M-Plus by FERC Following Review of Rover-Related Home Demolition

FERC has proposed that Energy Transfer Partners LP pay $20.2 million for allegedly misleading the Commission about its purchase and subsequent demolition of a historic property in Ohio that stood to slow the regulatory review of the Rover Pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an order handed down during its monthly meeting Thursday gave…

March 19, 2021
Enbridge Asks Canada Government to Defend Line 5 Against Michigan Intervention

Enbridge Asks Canada Government to Defend Line 5 Against Michigan Intervention

Enbridge Inc. has asked the Canadian government for legal and diplomatic help to defend its 540,000 b/d Line 5 pipeline against Michigan attempts to shut it down. Enbridge Vice President Vern Yu disclosed the requests in testimony about the 68-year-old pipeline’s troubles before a House of Commons committee. Line 5 delivers oil and natural gas…

March 17, 2021
North Carolina Regulators Fail to Adequately Explain MVP Southgate Denial, Court Rules

North Carolina Regulators Fail to Adequately Explain MVP Southgate Denial, Court Rules

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) did not adequately explain its decision to deny a water quality certificate for Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC’s (MVP) Southgate expansion project, a federal appeals court has ruled. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a ruling handed down late last week granted a petition filed…

March 15, 2021
Fifth Circuit Finds Pipeline to Feed Rio Grande LNG Minor Threat to Wild Cats in South Texas

Fifth Circuit Finds Pipeline to Feed Rio Grande LNG Minor Threat to Wild Cats in South Texas

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) did not violate the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in determining that a pipeline that would feed the Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) project will not significantly harm wild cats in South Texas. USFWS issued a biological opinion (BO) and incidental…

March 11, 2021
Despite Past Dissents, FERC’s Chairman Says He’s Not Opposed to Natural Gas Pipelines

Despite Past Dissents, FERC’s Chairman Says He’s Not Opposed to Natural Gas Pipelines

FERC Chairman Richard Glick has been outspoken in calling for more thorough reviews of natural gas projects under the Commission’s jurisdiction, particularly when it comes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but that doesn’t mean he’s against pipelines. The Democrat, promoted in January to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by the Biden administration, said during…

March 8, 2021
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