Just beginning a 12- to 18-month permitting process for its first of three proposed natural gas-based methanol plants, Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW) said Wednesday it has started the scoping period in the state environmental policy act (SEPA) process, and has addressed public concerns about water use.
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The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has reduced PECO Energy Co.’s electric distribution rate request by 33%, approving a settlement that would allow a $127 million annual increase for its customers, rather than the $190 million increase it had filed for earlier this year.
FERC staff issued a favorable final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the Southeast Market Pipelines (SMP) Project, which is composed of the Sabal Trail Transmission LLC project, the Hillabee Expansion and Florida Southeast Connection projects.
Fifteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday wrote the Department of Interior (DOI), urging that its Bureau of Land Management (BLM) move its quarterly oil and natural gas lease sales to the Internet. Currently they are conducted face-to-face in BLM field offices.
FERC has approved the Gulf Markets Expansion Project, a bidirectional expansion by Spectra Energy Partners LP’s Texas Eastern Transmission LP (Tetco) that would have capacity to move 650,000 Dth/d from Appalachia and South Texas to the Gulf Coast.
FERC took another step forward in its efforts to improve coordination of the natural gas and electricity markets, accepting on Thursday compliance filings by a pair of western grid operators, while rejecting another from Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO).
Upon consideration of revised and additional data, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken back its criticism of the Sabal Trail Pipeline, a project of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc.
FERC on Thursday granted American Midstream LLC authorization to construct and operate the Natchez Pipeline. It will replace the 89-year-old Midla pipeline system in Louisiana and Mississippi.
American Electric Power Co. Inc. subsidiary AEP Ohio has reached a power purchase agreement with state regulators and other stakeholders that would help keep its uncompetitive plants running, convert others to natural gas and more than double renewable energy capacity.
FERC on Thursday authorized the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export and related facilities proposed by Energy Transfer’s Lake Charles LNG Co. and Trunkline Gas Co. in Louisiana.