Vacated

FERC Nixes Bahamas LNG Import Pipe Project

FERC Thursday vacated certificates — a Section 3 authorization and a presidential permit — for AES Ocean Express LLC to build the U.S. leg of a pipeline to import natural gas from the company’s proposed $800 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project in the Bahamas.

April 16, 2013

Industry Briefs

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has vacated authorizations for Calhoun LNG and Point Comfort Pipeline to site, construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and associated facilities at the port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort in Calhoun County, TX. The Commission approved the project in September 2007 (see NGI, Sept. 24, 2007). The companies, which had planned to build a 1 Bcf/d LNG terminal and a 27.1-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline from the terminal to pipeline interconnects southwest of Edna, TX, filed a request to vacate the authorizations in December. Calhoun LNG is a subsidiary of Houston-based Gulf Coast LNG Partners LP.

February 25, 2013

Industry Brief

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has vacated authorizations for Calhoun LNG and Point Comfort Pipeline to site, construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and associated facilities at the port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort in Calhoun County, TX. The Commission approved the project in September 2007 (see Daily GPI, Sept. 21, 2007). The companies, which had planned to build a 1 Bcf/d LNG terminal and a 27.1-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline from the terminal to pipeline interconnects southwest of Edna, TX, filed a request to vacate the authorizations in December. Calhoun LNG is a subsidiary of Houston-based Gulf Coast LNG Partners LP.

February 22, 2013

Court: Adjacent Natural Gas Plant, Wells Not Single Pollution Source

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati, OH, last week vacated a final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finding that a natural gas sweetening plant and sour gas production wells owned by Michigan-based Summit Petroleum Corp., which are located within 43 square miles, constitute a single and major source of pollution under Title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

August 13, 2012

Court: Adjacent Natural Gas Plant, Wells Not Single Pollution Source

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati, OH, vacated a final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finding that a natural gas sweetening plant and sour gas production wells owned by Michigan-based Summit Petroleum Corp., which are located within 43 square miles, constitute a single and major source of pollution under Title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

August 9, 2012

People

Buddy Garcia has been appointed to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) by Gov. Rick Perry. Garcia’s appointment fills a position vacated by Elizabeth Ames Jones in February (see Daily GPI, Feb. 15). Garcia most recently served on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). He was appointed to TCEQ by Perry in 2007 and served as chairman from September 2007 until September 2009. Prior to his appointment to TCEQ, Garcia was Texas’ deputy secretary of state and border commerce coordinator. He also previously served as a senior adviser to Perry and state Sen. Eddie Lucio. A native of Brownsville, TX, Garcia received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University.

April 16, 2012

Court Vacates FERC Intrastate Posting Order

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has vacated FERC orders requiring major intrastate pipelines to post operational information on their websites, saying the agency had exceeded the scope of its authority.

October 31, 2011

Court Says FERC Exceeded Authority in Intrastate Posting Order

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has vacated a FERC order requiring major intrastate pipelines to post operational information on their websites, saying the agency had exceeded the scope of its authority.

October 27, 2011

Industry Brief

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Friday vacated the Section 3 authorization and certificate authorization for Port Arthur LNG LP to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal near Port Arthur, TX, and for Port Arthur Pipeline LP to construct two takeaway natural gas pipelines from the outlet of the proposed terminal. The projects were to be built in two phases. “Neither Port Arthur LNG nor Port Arthur Pipeline has begun Phase I construction of the authorized facilities, nor requested further extension of the [in-service] deadline, which expired two months ago. Therefore, we are vacating their authorizations,” the order said [CP05-83, CP05-84]. Under Phase I, the terminal would have had a sendout capacity of 1.5 Bcf/d. The capacity would have doubled in Phase II (see Daily GPI, Nov. 21, 2006).

September 19, 2011

FERC Vacates Weaver’s Cove Certificate

FERC Wednesday officially vacated the certificate approving the Weaver’s Cove Energy LLC liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and associated facilities proposed for Fall River, MA.

July 7, 2011
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