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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.

Glenfarne Gets 5 More Years to Build Magnolia LNG Plant

U.S. energy regulators have given Glenfarne Group an additional five years to construct its Magnolia LNG plant in Louisiana.

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.

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