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Pipeline firm plans Franklin open house

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, the firm behind the controversial Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, has advised federal regulators that it will be hosting an “open house” meeting in Franklin, where it plans to locate a 30,000-horsepower compressor station. However, the company said no date has been set for the meeting and no venue selected. The pipeline would parallel the ...

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Tomblin will submit plan to comply with Clean Power Plan

ROANOKE, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin intends to submit a state plan for West Virginia to cut greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, bucking calls from state and national Republicans to ignore the environmental regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan requires each state to cut carbon emissions from power plants by ...

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Pendleton supervisor rebuffed on gas compressor compromise

PENDLETON — Supervisor James A. Riester proposed Wednesday that the National Fuel gas compressor controversy could be solved — at least as far as Pendleton is concerned — by moving the site into the neighboring Town of Cambria. Riester’s suggestion, to place the company’s proposed compressor station near four other existing compressors off Junction Road, was rejected by the company, ...

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Environmental groups oppose four natural gas pipeline projects in Virginia

A coalition of environmental and citizens groups is urging federal regulators to collectively assess the need for four regional pipeline projects that would carry fracked natural gas through Virginia, including one that would spur off into Hampton Roads. The Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Environment Virginia and Sierra Club Virginia are among 31 groups that submitted a letter Monday to the ...

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Talen sells power plant as per FERC orders

Talen Energy announced the sale of its C.P. Crane plant in Baltimore to Avenue Capital Group Friday. Though the price has not been disclosed, the company expects the transaction to close within the first quarter of next year. Lancaster Online reports the 399-megawatt coal-fired facility will be the fourth power plant Talen has sold to comply with the Federal Energy ...

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Proposed West Virginia-Virginia natural gas pipeline files

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy companies have formally filed with federal regulators to build a 300-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia through southern Virginia. Mountain Valley Pipeline announced Friday it applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the pipeline from Wetzel County, West Virginia, to Pittsylvania County, located in Southside Virginia. The pipeline would deliver natural gas ...

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$3B in grid upgrades proposed for utility spinoff

Another round of upgrades would come to New Jersey’s power grid under a plan to create a new company to finance up to $3 billion worth of work across a region that includes areas served by Jersey Central Power & Light. The plan, pending before state regulators, calls for a JCP&L spinoff to undertake improvements to aging high-voltage electricity transmission ...

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Pipeline firm: Landowners OK’d surveys for 55 percent of local route

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. said in a filing with federal regulators Thursday it has acquired survey permission to 55 percent of the parcels along its so-called supply route — a section of the project that includes a stretch across Delaware, Schoharie and Chenango counties. The company behind the proposed 412-mile Northeast Energy Direct pipeline also advised the Federal Energy ...

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NY pipeline to go through sites containing ancient artifacts

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — A federal law aimed at preventing looting of historic sites is keeping officials in upstate New York from finding out details about three spots along the route of a planned natural gas pipeline that contain prehistoric artifacts. Constitution Pipeline LLC, which plans to build a 124-mile pipeline from Pennsylvania’s shale fields to northeastern markets, has filed documents ...

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Liberty Utilities approved to buy natural gas off proposed NED pipeline

Another box has been checked in a company’s quest to build a controversial natural gas pipeline across much of southern New Hampshire. The N.H. Public Utilities Commission has given the go-ahead to Liberty Utilities to buy natural gas from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline. The approval will help the pipeline company make its case to ...

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