FERC has approved Ruby Pipeline’s requests to revise upward its initial rates for firm long-term transportation service to recover anticipated higher project costs, and to revise its initial in-kind fuel retention rate downward to reflect an expected decrease in projected fuel consumption when the pipeline starts up. The pipeline has sought approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to begin service on Wednesday, but the agency has not responded (see Daily GPI, July 14).
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West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Randy Huffman told NGI’s Shale Daily it is unlikely that the DEP would honor a request by the City of Morgantown to issue a stop work order on two Marcellus Shale gas wells in the city’s industrial park.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) last Thursday amended permits for two Marcellus Shale gas wells being erected in Morgantown to include closed-loop drilling systems, but it has no plans at this time to make the systems a statewide requirement.
Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) is asking the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for information about how it enforces its environmental regulations.
The town of DISH, TX, and some of its residents are suing several midstream energy companies, claiming that noise and pollution from nearby natural gas compression and related facilities have eroded property values and hindered economic development in the town of about 200 residents, which is named after a satellite television service provider.
For the second year in a row, NW Natural Gas Co. on Wednesday filed final requests to lower retail gas utility rates for its customers in Oregon and Washington state. The rate adjustments were filed with the Oregon Public Utility Commission and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, reflecting the expected cost of wholesale gas purchases in the next year.
Responding to what it said is a rising tide of requests for information about climate change from “individuals and decision makers across widely diverse sectors,” the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is creating a climate service office dedicated to bringing together NOAA’s climate science and service delivery capabilities, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said Monday.