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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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Shale executives raise pressure against severance tax in Pa.

Seventeen top executives from some of the largest companies working in the Marcellus shale signed a letter asking legislative leaders in Harrisburg to block Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to raise taxes on the natural gas industry. “It defies good economic policy to single out a key industry and economic engine by instituting an onerous energy tax that would generate limited ...

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Two Marcellus pipeline projects move forward

Two large pipeline projects aimed at alleviating a glut of natural gas coming from the Marcellus shale moved ahead in the federal permitting process this week. Houston-based Columbia Pipeline Group said its proposal to build the $2 billion, 165-mile Mountaineer Xpress in West Virginia entered a pre-filing phase before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Moving from Marshall County to Wayne ...

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NiSource pipeline spinoff is a go

NiSource Inc. has announced it has officially spun off Columbia Pipeline Group. The company first announced its plans of a move in September of last year.  NiSource was planning to transition into a pure natural gas company, which is now possible.  According to NiSource, they have a few offers in the Arena District, the base of its Columbia Gas of ...

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Columbia Pipeline is coming to New Albany, with jobs

Columbia Pipeline Group, a pending NiSource Inc. spinoff, has signed a 10-year lease in New Albany, and its’ bringing 60 jobs with it. Columbia signed the lease with developer Daimler Group Inc. and its partners for a 43,000-sqaure-foot office property titled Water’s Edge III.  The office property is located in New Albany International Business Park.  The new office will be ...

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Coastal authority gets $50,000 donation

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Representatives with Columbia Pipeline Group have presented the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority with a $50,000 donation to help fund continued operations to protect the Southwest Louisiana coastline. The donation is the first the authority has received. The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in 2013 gave the authority $250,000 to help start operations. ...

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Columbia Gas president is moving

Columbia Gas of Ohio President Jack Partridge is taking on a new position at Columbia Gas’s parent company, NiSource Inc. Partridge, 67, has led Columbia Gas since 2003 and recently accepted the position of chief policy officer for NiSource.  Partridge will continue to work out of Columbus, Ohio, but will work across NiSource’s seven-state region.  He will now report to ...

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FirstEnergy invests $6 million to meet rising demand from shale industry


YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley benefits from the shale-gas industry’s rising demand for electricity in the region. FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy company, recently completed $6 million in new transmission projects in response to the demand. “Part of the gas industry’s success relies on its ability to access safe, affordable and reliable electric power, and we are committed to meeting ...

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Ohio’s natural gas boom brings flurry of pipeline construction

A huge supply of natural gas in the shale of northern Appalachia is igniting a mega-boom in gas pipeline construction in Ohio, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 1940s. “You have interstate, intrastate, local utility service lines upgrades, collection lines for oil and gas utilities, and lines for gas-fired electric utilities. Altogether, there will be 38,000 miles ...

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