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Two Marcellus, Utica area natural gas pipelines approved

European pipeline, Trans Adriatic pipeline

The executive order that gave TransCanada the go ahead to pursue completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline stole the spotlight from two smaller, but still substantial pipeline projects received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A TransCanada press release announced the approval for the construction of the Leach XPress and RayneXPress projects. Both will provide natural gas from the ...

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Developers seek more time to build Constitution Pipeline

Constitution pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Constitution Pipeline Company is asking federal regulators for more time to build a 124-mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania’s shale fields to eastern New York. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a permit for the pipeline in December 2014 on condition of getting a state water quality permit and completing work by December 2016. But New ...

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US Forest Service rejects proposed forest route for pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the proposed route of a 550-mile natural gas pipeline through national forests in Virginia and West Virginia because of concerns over the project’s impact on an endangered salamander and other resources. In a letter this week to federal regulators, the Forest Service said the builders of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline ...

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Columbia plans pipeline project in Virginia, West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Columbia Gas Transmission has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a natural gas pipeline project in West Virginia and Virginia. Parent companies Columbia Pipeline Group Inc. and Columbia Pipeline Partners LP said Friday that Columbia Gas is proposing to construct and operate two compressor stations, replace 26 miles of pipeline along existing corridors ...

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Land owners ‘being treated unfairly’

BELLEVUE — What if your land was being taken for pipeline construction without your permission? For some in Huron County, that is exactly what they are facing as Spectra Energy plans to construct 36-inch pipes in its NEXUS Gas Transmission project. The project will transport natural gas to markets throughout the United States and Canada. This prospect had many landowners ...

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Feds reject consolidated review of pipeline projects

ROANOKE, Va. — Federal regulators have rejected a request to assess the overall environmental impact of several proposed multistate natural gas pipelines. A coalition of pipeline opponents had sought the review. They argued that individual assessments would be piecemeal and conducted in a vacuum. The Roanoke Times reports that Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Norman Bay informed U.S. Rep. Bob ...

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FERC accepts application for controversial natural gas pipeline

A federal commission will begin looking in earnest at a plan for a natural gas pipeline that’s drawn controversy in southern New Hampshire, after officials ruled that the application is complete. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the notice Monday formally accepting a Nov. 20 application for the Northeast Energy Direct project, which it must do for a project to ...

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Feds to pipeline firm: Can stations be combined?

A federal regulator told the Tennessee Gas Company that it should explain why two compressor stations proposed for Schoharie County can’t be combined into a natural gas pumping station on just one site. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission official, in a letter to the company, noted that the two sites, both in the town of Schoharie, are just 10 miles ...

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Feds block oil companies from passing new pipeline taxes to state, independents

A federal agency’s recent decision to prevent the oil-company owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline from charging higher shipping rates to recover costs from a mismanaged upgrade also blocked them from using higher rates to pay off their old property tax bill. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the pipeline owners — primarily BP, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips — can’t use higher ...

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Pipelines a familiar reality for school district, park system

The proposed PennEast natural gas pipeline would run through several state parks and near the Dallas district schools. But neither entity is a stranger to pipelines. Officials from the Dallas school district, which has other pipelines close to its campus, say they have a good working relationship with the pipeline company. And the state agency in charge of the parks ...

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