Pipelines

Enbridge Line 5 West Leg to Resume after Reprieve by Michigan Court

Enbridge Line 5 West Leg to Resume after Reprieve by Michigan Court

Deliveries were given the green light to resume by one of two pipes in Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d Line 5 across the Straits of Mackinac after a Michigan court refused to grant a demand for an immediate ban against all the oil flows from Western Canada. Ingham County Court Judge James Jamo let the pipeline’s…

July 2, 2020
FERC’s Use of Tolling Orders to Delay Pipeline Challenges Overruled by DC Court

FERC’s Use of Tolling Orders to Delay Pipeline Challenges Overruled by DC Court

FERC’s practice of issuing tolling orders to extend its rehearing process for pipeline projects is not consistent with federal statute, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled. The ruling could prove a major boon for pipeline opponents by allowing them to more quickly seek judicial review of Federal Energy…

June 30, 2020
Supreme Court Seeking More Input on PennEast Battle with New Jersey

Supreme Court Seeking More Input on PennEast Battle with New Jersey

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the Solicitor General to weigh in on PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC’s battle to condemn state-owned land in New Jersey, an order that could potentially delay the high court’s decision to take the case.  PennEast petitioned the court earlier this year to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

June 29, 2020
Minnesota Upholds Approval for Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline

Minnesota Upholds Approval for Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline

Enbridge Inc. has won the first of two Minnesota regulatory contests over its $9 billion pipe replacement program for its Line 3 oil export conduit across Western Canada and the U.S. Midwest. By a 4-1 majority, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) voted to uphold its economic need, environmental and route approvals for the state’s…

June 29, 2020
Q&A with Lisa Viscidi on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with Lisa Viscidi on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 33rd Q&A in the series is with Lisa Viscidi, Director of Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries…

June 26, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Bolsters ACP, but Obstacles Remain

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Bolsters ACP, but Obstacles Remain

Even after a major court victory upheld the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s (ACP) plans to cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the latest FERC filings point to the hurdles that remain for the 600-mile, 1.5 Bcf/d project to reach the finish line.

June 19, 2020
TC Energy Proposes More Natural Gas Capacity to Expand Western Canada Supply Grid

TC Energy Proposes More Natural Gas Capacity to Expand Western Canada Supply Grid

TC Energy Corp. has proposed another C$193 million ($144 million) for natural gas pipeline capacity on the massive Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) system as the next step in building its supply collection grid in Alberta and British Columbia.

June 2, 2020

Changes Underway to Balance ‘Competing Demands’ in NatGas Pipeline Reviews, FERC Tells Court

Under scrutiny from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and facing criticism that it has impinged on the due process rights of pipeline challengers, FERC on Monday said it is taking steps to address concerns over its handling of rehearing requests.

February 12, 2020

4Q2019 Earnings: Kinder Natural Gas Pipeline Volumes Climb Again Despite Weak Prices

Capital discipline remained a key theme as Kinder Morgan Inc. executives on Wednesday shed light on fourth quarter 2019 earnings and the outlook for 2020. The midstreamer recorded another quarter of increased natural gas volumes, but the weak price environment has taken a toll on recontracting efforts for some assets.

January 23, 2020

4Q2019 Earnings: Kinder Natural Gas Pipeline Volumes Climb Again Despite Weak Prices

Capital discipline remained a key theme as Kinder Morgan Inc. executives on Wednesday shed light on fourth quarter 2019 earnings and the outlook for 2020. The midstreamer recorded another quarter of increased natural gas volumes, but the weak price environment has taken a toll on recontracting efforts for some assets.

January 23, 2020
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