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Arson Suspected in Latest Dakota Access Pipeline Fire

REASNOR, Iowa (AP) — Authorities suspect arson in the latest burning of heavy equipment being used in the construction of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline in central Iowa. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says the blaze late Saturday near Reasnor, Iowa, caused about $2 million damage to an excavator and three bulldozers. The equipment is operated by a contractor for Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners. Opponents have for months been protesting the $3.8 billion, nearly 1,200-mile project pipeline, warning its construction could jeopardize water supply and damage cultural artifacts. Another suspected […]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Awards Construction Contract to Spring Ridge Constructors

Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, which has proposed a 600-mile natural gas transmission pipeline to bring much-needed energy to Virginia and North Carolina, has signed a construction contract with Spring Ridge Constructors, LLC (SRC), a joint venture of leading natural gas pipeline construction companies. Comprised of Price Gregory International, Inc., a Quanta Services, Inc. company; U.S. Pipeline, Inc.; SMPC, LLC; and Rockford Corporation, a Primoris Services Corporation company, the joint venture will serve as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s lead construction contractor. Pending approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) would run from Harrison County, W.Va., […]

Duke Energy Adjusts Plan for Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project

In response to community feedback, Duke Energy has modified its plan for the Central Corridor Pipeline Extension Project. The company is now proposing to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) to construct a smaller natural gas pipeline that operates with less pressure. The proposed pipeline would have a 20-inch diameter and operate at approximately 400 pounds per square inch (psi), compared with the original design, which called for a 30-inch pipe with an operating pressure of approximately 600 psi. This newly proposed pipeline will still enable Duke Energy to retire aging propane peaking plants. It […]

Judge Grants Partial Stop on North Dakota Pipeline Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American Indian tribe succeeded Tuesday in getting a federal judge to temporarily stop construction on some, but not all, of a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline, but its broader request still hangs in the balance. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Tuesday that work will temporarily stop between North Dakota’s State Highway 1806 and 20 miles east of Lake Oahe, but will continue west of the highway because he believes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lacks jurisdiction on private land. He also said he will rule by the end of […]

Pipeline Company Reaches Deal with Arkansas Water Utility

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A western Arkansas water utility and a company building a $900 million oil pipeline have reached a deal to protect drinking water sources from potential spills. Diamond Pipeline LLC and the Clarksville Light and Water Co. finalized a $6.6 million deal Wednesday. The 440-mile pipeline will be capable of transporting 200,000 barrels per day of domestic crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Valero’s refinery in Memphis, Tennessee. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2bAgjQf ) that the plan calls for Diamond Pipeline to provide $6.6 million to extend a pipe that feeds a Clarksville […]

Standing Rock Sioux Sues Corps of Engineers Over Oil Pipeline Permits

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing federal regulators for approving permits for a $3.8 billion pipeline that will move oil from North Dakota to Illinois. Tribal officials filed the lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps issued permits for the project on Tuesday. The Standing Rock tribe opposes the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is planned by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners. The tribe says it fears a spill could contaminate drinking water on its reservation, which straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. The tribe also says in […]

Bakken Pipeline Will Run Under Sacred Tribal Site in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials will allow work on a four-state oil pipeline to go forward after the company submitted a plan to avoid disrupting an American Indian burial ground. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Kevin Baskins tells The Des Moines Register ( http://dmreg.co/28KnoyM ) that Texas-based Dakota Access LLC was given an amendment on its permit to dig at Big Sioux River Wildlife Management Area. Instead of a trench, the pipeline will be built about 85 feet underground using special boring equipment, Baskins said. State Archaeologist John Doershuk said the company’s plan is satisfactory, but […]

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Receives All Remaining Construction Permits

May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

TransCanada received the last two of 10 pipeline and facilities permits required from the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) for the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project. The project now has approval for construction and operation of the proposed pipeline and related facilities. The $4.8 billion pipeline project will connect to the proposed LNG Canada natural gas liquefaction and export facility near Kitimat, B.C. A final investment decision is expected in late 2016, with construction expected to begin in 2017. Eight of the permits were related to pipeline construction, while two were pipeline-related facilities: a natural […]

Sunbury Pipeline Receives FERC Approval

May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

UGI Sunbury, a subsidiary of UGI Energy Services, received a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate the 35-mile-long Sunbury Pipeline in central Pennsylvania. The pipeline, comprised of 20-inch steel pipeline and related facilities, is designed to deliver up to 200 MMcf/d of natural gas. It originates in eastern Lycoming County. The route extends south through Montour, Northumberland and Union counties before terminating at Hummel Station in Snyder County. The pipeline also provides supply flexibility to parts of the UGI Utilities distribution system along the […]