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Firm cancels application to build $3.3B natural gas pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Houston-based Kinder Morgan has withdrawn its application for a federal permit to build a $3.3 billion natural gas pipeline and a network of compressor stations. The 420-mile Northeast Energy Direct pipeline was intended to send natural gas from Pennsylvania’s shale gas fields across upstate New York to New England. The company announced last month that it ...

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Residents to weigh in on new Atlantic Coast Pipeline path

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Residents in three western Virginia counties will have a chance to weigh in a proposed new path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said this week that it will collect comments from the public and agencies on changes to the $5 billion natural gas pipeline proposal. The companies ...

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Federal regulators put brakes on Ohio energy deals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two closely watched energy deals in Ohio allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers cannot take effect until federal regulators approve them. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that the power purchase agreements filed separately by Akron-based FirstEnergy and Columbus-based American Electric Power are not valid unless the two companies ...

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Constitution Pipeline opponents plan rally; want NY to deny permit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of environmental groups plan to rally at the state Capitol as they continue efforts to stop construction of a 124-mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to eastern New York. Opponents of the Constitution Pipeline want the Cuomo administration to deny a water quality permit for the project. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of the project ...

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Virginia lawmakers back natural gas pipeline

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A coalition of Hampton Roads state legislators is lining up behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The 33 members of the General Assembly collectively known as the Hampton Roads Caucus expressed their backing for the massive natural gas project in a letter to Virginia’s U.S. senators, Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. The pipeline would deliver natural ...

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Cuomo administration requests halt on natural gas pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline near the nuclear power station in New York City’s suburbs. State health, environmental, utility and security agencies say they are launching an analysis at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s direction of the safety risks from Spectra Energy’s Algonquin pipeline that ...

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Regulators nix Constitution Pipeline’s tree-cutting request

ALBANY, N.Y. — Federal regulators have rejected the Constitution Pipeline Company’s request to cut trees in New York along the proposed route of its 124-mile natural gas pipeline before a critical state permit is issued. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission notified the company Friday that it could begin tree-cutting in Pennsylvania, which has granted all necessary permits. New York regulators ...

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Supreme Court upholds energy conservation program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a 4-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 on Monday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had the authority to issue directives aimed at conserving energy and preventing blackouts. The ruling is a win for the Obama administration, environmental ...

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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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Filings show pipeline company considered compressor station for Winchester

WINCHESTER — A recent federal filing by the developer of a controversial pipeline reveals the firm considered putting a vital piece of the project in Winchester, although it’s unclear whether that option’s still on the table. And as a federal commission considers the need for the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, local residents say recent problems with the commission’s website have ...

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