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FERC Provides Guidance to Oil Pipelines During Pandemic

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has pledged to act expeditiously on certain waiver and tariff requests from interstate oil pipelines to address unforeseen circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cheniere Energy Midship Pipeline Approved for Service

The Midship natural gas pipeline, owned and operated by Cheniere Energy, has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin service.

House Democrats Consider Anti-Pipeline Regulatory Changes

Democrats in the House have introduced two bills that would negatively affect interstate pipelines. The legislative efforts align with a broader push by Democrats, including presidential candidates, to enact “green” energy policies, which will vilify natural gas, if not at least tarnish its reputation, as a climate-preferred alternative to coal and oil.

FERC Issues Favorable Environmental Assessment for Double E Pipeline

Summit Midstream and Exxon Mobil's Double E pipeline carrying natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Waha Hub in Texas has received a favorable environmental review from U.S. regulators.

FERC Weighs Plan to Build Pacific Connector Pipeline in Oregon

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is set to decide this week on a proposed natural gas pipeline and marine export terminal in Oregon that is likely set up a court battle over state's rights if approved.

U.S. FERC Sides with PennEast Pipeline NJ Eminent Domain Case

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday supported the view of companies developing the $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline that they can use federal eminent domain to gain access to properties owned by New Jersey.

Pembina Withdraws Jordan Cove Application, Holds Out for Federal Approval

Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Pembina) has withdrawn its application for a state permit for the Jordan Cover natural gas pipeline and export terminal in Oregon.

Cameron Seeks More Time to Build Second Phase at Louisiana LNG Plant

Cameron LNG asked U.S. energy regulators for a 72-month extension until May 2026 to build the second phase of the joint venture’s Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Louisiana.

FERC Approves Site Prep for Tellurian’s Driftwood Project

U.S. energy regulators approved Tellurian Inc’s request to start site preparation work at its proposed $27.5 billion Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Louisiana.

NOAA: Jordan Cove LNG Project Would Have Minimal Environmental Impact

Federal authorities have suggested the environmental impact of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon would be minimal, saying the contentious project wouldn’t jeopardize protected species or adversely change their critical habitat.

Fourth Unit at Kinder Morgan's Georgia Elba LNG Export Plant Ready for Service

Kinder Morgan Inc asked U.S. energy regulators for permission to put the fourth liquefaction train in service at its nearly $2 billion Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Georgia.

FERC Approves Construction of Four LNG Export Projects in Texas

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday approved the construction of four proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities in Texas totaling about 6.2 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) of capacity.

Tellurian Files for FERC Review of Permian Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to initiate a review of its proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP) following an oversubscribed open season for the 625-mile natural gas project from West Texas to Southeast Louisiana’s growing LNG export market.

New York to Fight FERC Ruling on Constitution Pipeline

The New York regulatory agency that failed to act on a water quality certification for Williams’ planned Constitution Pipeline said it will fight a federal ruling that it waived the decision through inaction. In spite of the challenge, the project may move ahead to completion by 2021.

FERC Approves Start of Elba Island LNG Production for Kinder Morgan

U.S. regulators approved Kinder Morgan’s request to start production of liquefied natural gas at the first plant of its new export facility, a year after it had been originally due to begin operations, filings showed this week.

Australia's LNG Ltd Receives Preliminary FERC Approval to Expand Proposed LNG Project

Australia’s Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd said on Monday it has received preliminary approval to increase output at its proposed U.S. LNG plant to 8.8 million tons per annum (mtpa) from the currently authorized 8 mtpa.

FERC Creating New LNG Division, Opening Houston Office

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee announced the agency is creating a new division in its Office of Energy Projects to accommodate the growing number and complexity of applications to site, build and operate liquefied natural gas export terminals.

FERC Reorganizes to Create New LNG Division, Open Houston Regional Office

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee has announced that the agency is creating a new division in its Office of Energy Projects to accommodate the growing number and complexity of applications to site, build and operate liquefied natural gas export terminals.

FERC Authorizes Williams to Expand Pipeline for New York Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Williams authorizing the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NSE) project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline designed to serve New York markets.

POC Shifts Back Toward Pipeline Industry Basics

By Pipeline & Gas Journal The panel on transporting LNG in the U.S., featuring Andrew Biar, president of Strategic Public Affairs; Kevin Ewing, partner at Bracewell; Guy Nicholls, director of Maritime Operations at Cheniere; Lance Goodwin, vice presid..

Williams Receives FERC Certificate Authorizing Northeast Supply Enhancement Project

Williams today reported that FERC has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the Northeast Supply Enhancement project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline designed to serve New York markets in time for the 2020/2021 winter heating season.

Tellurian Driftwood Project Granted FERC Authorization Order

Tellurian Inc. announced today that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued the order granting authorization for Driftwood LNG, a proposed 27.6 mtpa liquefaction export facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana, and the associated Driftwood pipeline, a 96-mile proposed pipeline connecting to the facility.

New Concho-Frontier JV to Construct Midland Basin Gathering System

Concho Resources and Frontier Midstream Solutions IV have agreed to form a 50-50 joint venture, Beta Crude Connector, LLC (BCC), to build and provide crude oil gathering, transportation and storage services in the Northern Midland Basin.

Perspective: Impact of Trump’s Executive Orders Unclear

The executive orders signed Wednesday by President Trump are intended to make it easier for companies to build oil and gas pipelines, but experts aren’t sure yet if they will achieve their goal.

Beyond the Tribal Effect: Steps to Successful Permitting on Native American Lands

The playing field of environmental permitting can be complicated, exhaustive, and time consuming. Among the most challenging rules and regulations for the energy industry are those which were designed to uphold national obligations to tribal nations.

Panhandle Eastern Capacity Reduced by Missouri Pipeline Blast

Energy Transfer said it has reduced mainline capacity on its Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line system after a fiery rupture downstream of its Centralia Compressor Station. The blast caused no serious injuries, but power to several homes was interrupted, authorities said.

Government

By Stephen Barlas, Contributing Editor, Washington, D.C. US Chamber Details Effect of Pipeline and LNG Opposition   A new U.S. Chamber of Commerce study estimates at least $91.9 billion in domestic economic activity and nearly 730,000 job opportunities were lost because of environmental opposition..

US Government Appeals Ruling that Blocked Keystone Pipeline

The Trump administration is appealing a court ruling that blocked a construction permit for the 1,184-mile (1,900-km) Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG Receives FEIS for Export Facility, Pipeline

Tellurian announced U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the final environmental impact statement for Driftwood LNG, a 27.6 mtpa export facility and an associated 96-mile Driftwood pipeline project, proposed near Lake Charles, La., on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

FERC Commissioner McIntyre Dies of Cancer

Kevin McIntyre, who served briefly as the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and had been suffering from brain cancer, died on Wednesday. He was 58.