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Russia Concerns Loom Over FERC and EPA Anti-Pipeline Efforts

Pipeline companies had already been pressuring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine to rethink its two new policy statements on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and pipeline certificates.

Another Pothole in the Road

With its new policy declaring that greenhouse gas and “environmental justice” must be taken into account during the approval process for natural gas pipelines, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has outdone itself in further muddying the road forward for future projects.

FERC Turns Back Efforts to Cancel Approved Compressor Station

The Democratic-majority FERC dealt another blow to environmentalists when it refused their entreaties to reconsider the commission’s 2017 approval of the Weymouth compressor station outside Boston.

FERC Punts on GHG ‘Significance’ Again

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission continues to hesitate in determining whether greenhouse gas emissions from new pipeline projects are a “significant” contribution to climate change.

Texas Electric Grid Still Not Ready for Extreme Winter Weather -NERC

The Texas electric grid could suffer a massive shortfall in generating capacity in a winter deep freeze, potentially triggering outages similar to those in February, according to a report on Thursday by an electric reliability authority.

Will Democratic-Run FERC Bless Use of ‘Social Cost of Carbon Tool’?

In a decision at the end of September, FERC staff handed the pipeline industry what could be a short-lived victory by approving three compressor stations – one new – in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

FERC Chairman Urges Northeast Generators to Buy Fuel Before Winter

Glick told utilities to line up fuel supplies because the Northeast does not have enough gas pipeline capacity for both heating and power generation on the coldest days.

FERC Blesses MVP’s Use of Trenchless Technology

The Mountain Valley Pipeline cleared its latest federal regulatory hurdle when FERC said in an environmental assessment that the trenchless technology MVP plans to use when crossing water bodies met with FERC’s approval.

Top Federal Appeals Court Raps FERC’s Knuckles

FERC received new legal leverage from a top federal appeals court to do a more thorough job calculating greenhouse gas emissions and effects on minority communities for liquefied natural gas and pipeline construction applications.

Cheniere Louisiana Sabine 6 LNG Export Unit Moves Closer to Entering Service

U.S. energy regulators on Wednesday gave Cheniere Energy Inc. permission to introduce feedgas to commission parts of the sixth liquefaction train at the U.S. LNG company's Sabine Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Spire Gets More Time to Operate Missouri St. Louis NG Pipeline

U.S. natural gas company Spire Inc. got permission from federal regulators on Tuesday to keep operating its STL natural gas pipeline in Missouri for another 90 days while regulators consider the next steps for the pipe.

Biden to Nominate Democrat Willie Phillips to FERC

Phillips would bring FERC to a 3-2 Democratic majority for the first time in Biden's administration, a change that could help in Biden's push to put the country on a path to decarbonize the power grid by 2035.

Court Rulings Underscore Challenges for Gas Pipeline Construction

Recently, the construction of new and expanded gas pipelines has been scrutinized, especially as countries address climate change by expanding the use of renewable energy resources and reducing the use of fossil fuels.

FERC to Lose Republican Majority After Commissioner’s Departure

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Neil Chatterjee, a Republican, will step down Aug. 30, leaving FERC evenly split between Republicans and Democrats.

Court Adds to Democratic FERC Leverage on Pipeline Standards

A federal court decision stopping operation of the Spire STL pipeline in Missouri strengthens the hands of the Democratic leadership of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as it considers pipeline-opposed changes to its 1999 pipeline approval policy standards.

FERC to Hear Total NatGas Manipulation Case by Aug. 2022

The case, which has already dragged on for years, is the biggest of FERC's ongoing disputes over alleged power and gas market manipulation, some of which started over a decade ago.

U.S. Supreme Court Backs PennEast Pipeline in New Jersey Land Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a consortium of energy companies including Enbridge Inc seeking to seize land owned by New Jersey to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline despite the state's objections.

Is FERC Changing Rules for Pipelines?

FERC continues to produce angst among gas pipeline developers with its two recent decisions regarding rehearing demands from pipeline opponents.

Tellurian Applies for New Reduced-Emission Pipeline Project in Louisiana

Tellurian Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary Driftwood Pipeline submitted a formal application with FERC to construct and operate Line 200 and 300, a 37-mile, dual 42-inch diameter interstate pipeline that will originate near Ragley in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana and end near Carlyss in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

WBI Energy Gets FERC Approval for Natural Gas Pipeline Project

WBI Energy, Inc. received an order from FERC issuing a certificate of public convenience and necessity on the North Bakken Expansion project, a natural gas pipeline expansion with capacity to transport 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Bakken in North Dakota.

FERC Approves Enable's Proposed Louisiana Gulf Run NatGas Pipeline

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved U.S. energy company Enable Midstream Partners LP's request to build the Gulf Run natural gas pipeline in Louisiana, according to a filing made available on Wednesday.

FERC to Set Up New Office to Fund Pipeline Opponents

Congress has told the FERC to have a new office of public participation (OPP) up and running starting with the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2021.

New Policy Formalizes FERC Use of GHG Emissions

A Republican commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took the unusual step of advising interstate pipeline and LNG companies to get ready to have pending applications for construction upended by the order FERC issued on March 23 by a vote of 3-2.

Federal Officials Investigate Fiery Oil Train Derailment

U.S. federal and local authorities were investigating a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle, Wash., near where two people were arrested last month and accused of attempting a terrorist attack on train tracks to disrupt plans for a natural gas pipeline.

Biden to Pick Former Michigan Gov. Granholm as Energy Secretary - Sources

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to be secretary of energy in his administration, two people familiar with the decision said

Meet the New FERC Chair: James Danly

Get to know James Danly, who was named by President Trump to be chairman of the Federal Regulatory Commission after the demotion of Neil Chatterjee.

Trump Demotes FERC Chair After Carbon-Market Comments

President Donald Trump demoted Neil Chatterjee, the Republican head of an energy regulation panel, after he promoted the use of carbon markets by U.S. states to curb climate change.

FERC Approves Kinder Morgan Acadiana Expansion Project

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline’s Acadiana Project.

FERC Approves Summit Midstream Double E Pipeline

U.S. energy regulators have approved Summit Midstream's Double E pipeline project.

Equitrans to Evaluate Mountain Valley Pipeline Cost, Timing

Equitrans Midstream said on Monday that the company will evaluate the cost and timing of completing the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline based on current litigation and regulatory approvals.

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