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Freeport LNG Gets More Time to Complete Train 4 at Texas Facility

Freeport LNG has received more time from U.S. energy regulators to complete its fourth liquefaction train at the company's export facility in Texas.

Pro-Pipeline Changes to NEPA Challenged

One lawsuit has already been filed contesting the Trump administration’s July pro-pipeline changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) gave the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) new authority to discount greenhouse gas emissions when approving applications for new interstate pipeline construction.

U.S. Regulator Backs Energy Transfer in Chesapeake Pipeline Dispute — Court Filing

Energy regulators sided with pipeline firm Energy Transfer in a dispute with bankrupt producer Chesapeake Energy after Chesapeake requested the cancellation of a $300 million transfer contract.

FERC Gives Delfin Another Year to Build Louisiana Floating LNG Project

U.S. energy regulators granted Delfin LNG a second one-year extension until September 2021, to complete its proposed floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) export facility off the coast of Louisiana.

Federal Court Disallows FERC Use of ‘Tolling Orders’

A federal court tossed out a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) policy that the commission has used to extend rehearing periods so it could spend more time examining typically landowner or environmental groups’ complaints about FERC approvals of new construction applications.

PennEast Pipeline Receives Favorable Environmental Review from Regulators

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved an amended construction plan for Enbridge's PennEast natural gas pipeline.

FERC to Decide on Marathon Alaska LNG Import Project by Year End

U.S. energy regulators said on Wednesday they plan to make a decision on Marathon Petroleum Corp’s plan to convert the Kenai liquefied natural gas export plant in Alaska into an import terminal by the end of the year.

President Trump Announces Intention to Nominate New FERC Commissioners

President Trump has announced his intention to nominate two new members to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the country's energy regulator.

Kinder Morgan Reports Loss After $1 Billion Charge

Kinder Morgan reported a second-quarter net loss of $637 million after downgrading the value of some assets due to the market impact of Covid-19.

Williams Receives Approval for Mid-Atlantic Pipeline Expansion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved capacity expansion on William's Leidy South natural gas pipeline.

Trump Revamps Key Environmental Law in Bid to Fast Track Pipelines

President Trump announced plans on Wednesday to expedite the permitting process for major infrastructure projects, including oil and gas pipelines.

FERC Policy Statement on ROE Favors Pipelines

A new FERC policy on interstate oil and gas pipeline return on equity (ROE) follows a similar policy concerning utility lines but allows for the differences between the two industries.

Chesapeake Asks to Cancel Pipeline Contracts Amid Bankruptcy Filing

Chesapeake Energy is looking to cancel more than $300 million worth of pipeline contracts as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Dominion Seeks More Time to Complete Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy has requested more time from U.S. energy regulators to complete its long-delayed Atlantic Coast pipeline, even after receiving a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

U.S. FERC Landowner Protection Rule Likely to Delay Gas Projects

U.S. energy regulators have adopted new rules that prevent natural gas pipeline and development projects from performing construction work on any land where the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission must conduct rehearings permit decisions.

Federal Court Decision Threatens Pipeline Work Around Wetlands

Pipeline construction in and around wetlands faces a major, new legal impediment given the significant decision by a federal district court in Montana in mid-April.

Golden Pass Seeks to Boost Capacity at Texas LNG Plant

Golden Pass LNG has requested permission from FERC to increase the capacity of its $10 billion LNG plant in Texas from 15.6 MTPA to over 18 MTPA .

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.

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