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Pipeline developers vow to fight New York permit rejection

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Developers of a 124-mile pipeline designed to transport natural gas from Pennsylvania’s shale fields say they’ll challenge New York’s rejection of a critical permit. The Constitution Pipeline Company said Monday that the Department of Environmental Conservation’s denial letter includes “flagrant misstatements and inaccurate allegations” and is driven by politics. The DEC on Friday denied a water ...

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NY attorney general objects to Constitution pipeline tree-cutting request

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general filed objections Thursday to the Constitution Pipeline Company’s request to cut trees along the proposed route of its 124-mile natural gas pipeline, citing the lack of a state water quality permit and pending requests for a rehearing of the federal agency order that cleared the way for the project. The Federal Energy Regulatory ...

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Lebanon County commissioners plan meetings with pipeline companies

The Lebanon County commissioners are in discussions to set up meetings with representatives from two natural gas pipeline companies which have proposed major projects that will cross Lebanon County. However, the public won’t be on the guest list and neither will the media. Sunoco Logistics is in the process of re-purposing its 350-mile Mariner East Pipeline to carry liquid natural ...

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Exclusive: Williams to consider revised Energy Transfer offer – sources

Williams Companies’ <WMB.N> board of directors is preparing to meet as early as this week to consider a sale to oil and gas pipeline peer Energy Transfer Equity LP <ETE.N> after the latter revised its offer, according to people familiar with the matter. Energy Transfer has offered to tweak its all-stock offer for Williams, which is currently worth about $34 ...

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Williams Partners to buy majority interest in Utica East

NEW YORK — Williams Partners L.P. will expand its stake in Utica East Ohio Midstream to a majority interest for about $575 million. The energy infrastructure company already owns a 49 percent stake in Utica East, which focuses on fracking in the Utica Shale formation in eastern Ohio. It is buying the 21 percent interest owned by EV Energy Partners ...

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50 northeastern Pa. landowners sue gas company over leases

A group of more than 50 property owners with natural gas leases in northeastern Pennsylvania this week lodged the latest claims that the state’s largest Marcellus shale gas producer and related companies shortchanged their royalty checks. The federal lawsuit filed in Scranton accuses Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. of improperly taking out fees and using phony prices for royalty calculations, ...

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Feds approve Constitution Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted Tuesday to approve the $683 million Constitution Pipeline — a 124-mile subterranean natural gas transmission system that would stretch from northeastern Pennsylvania through hundreds of parcels in Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Schoharie counties. Also unanimously approved by FERC was the so-called Wright Interconnect Project — an expanded compressor station in the town of Wright, ...

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Williams Cos. to create huge pipeline operator

NEW YORK — Williams Cos. is moving ahead with a previously announced plan to combine two master limited partnerships it controls to create one of the largest natural gas pipeline operators in the industry. The company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, said late Sunday that the deal is expected to close early next year. Williams Cos. had previously announced plans to ...

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Feds poised to review pipeline

Joe Mahoney | The Daily Star (Oneonta, N.Y.) A grassroots group fighting the Constitution Pipeline is urging federal energy regulators to delve into whether a real need for new natural gas infrastructure exists before issuing a final environmental impact statement on the project. The group, Stop the Pipeline, represents scores of landowners and environmental activists out to derail the $683 million ...

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FERC will host Atlantic Sunrise pipeline meetings

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee will hold a series of four informational meetings in Pennsylvania regarding the proposed construction of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. As reported by StateImpact Pennsylvania, the pipeline would serve as an extension of the existing Transco system, operated by energy company Williams Partners. Natural gas from Marcellus Shale wells would ...

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