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More NEXUS Pipeline Construction Approved

FERC has approved the following construction projects for Enbridge’s Nexus Gas Transmission Pipeline: A centerline reroute and workspace reconfiguration between mileposts 43.72 and 44.13 Increasing the size of Permanent Access Road 57.5 by 421 square feet Building a new, approximately .42 acre, temporary access road at milepost 68.92 The Nexus Gas Transmission Pipeline Project consists of the construction of an approximately 255-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline that will deliver 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of clean-burning natural gas from receipt points in eastern Ohio to existing pipeline system interconnects in southeastern Michigan. The project is expected […]

Dakota Watchdog Warns It Could Revoke Keystone XL Approval

South Dakota regulators said they might revoke their approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline project in case they find TransCanada was in breach of its license. The possibility of a breach has come up after the 5,000-barrel leak from TransCanada’s existing pipeline, Keystone. The 600,000-bpd Keystone pipeline leaked crude just a couple of days before Nebraska’s Public Service Commission was to vote on the new Keystone XL. Despite the leak, the Nebraskan regulators approved the second pipeline project. South Dakota regulators are worried about the leak since it is the third to occur in […]

Pennsylvania Regulators Cite Sunoco for Pipeline Work Leaks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators are citing Sunoco for a three recent leaks during its construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline project.The Department of Environmental Protection last week issued violation notices for two leaks of drilling fluid on Nov. 11, in Chester and Berks counties. One caused a 6-foot diameter sinkhole in a backyard. The other involved using an unauthorized method to go underneath a waterway. The third citation is for a Nov. 10 leak in a Dauphin County wetland. Construction is underway on the 350-mile pipeline that terminates in Marcus Hook. It’s expected […]

Access South, Adair Southwest Projects Now Entirely Operational

FERC has approved Enbridge’s request to place into service all remaining facilities associated with the Access South and Adair Southwest projects, which include the following: The Athens-to-Berne Loop in Noble and Monroe Counties, Ohio The Barton Compressor Station in Colbert County, Alabama New impellers and Frame 5 unit at the Owingsville Compressor Station in Bath County, Kentucky A new electric unit at the Tompkinsville Compressor Station in Monroe County, Kentucky Now completed, the Access South and Adair Southwest projects will allow shippers to transport new natural gas supplies from the Appalachian region to markets in the midwestern […]

Alternative Keystone XL Route OKed in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska commission approved an alternative route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state on Monday, removing the last major regulatory obstacle to building the long-delayed $8 billion project. The Nebraska Public Service Commission’s vote on the long-delayed project could still be challenged in court. Opponents also said another federal review may be needed because the approved route would run farther north than the preferred route proposed by TransCanada Corp., which wants to build a 1,179-mile (1,897-kilometer) pipeline from Canada across several U.S. states. “This decision opens up a […]

Nebraska’s Keystone XL Vote May Not be a Clear Yes or No

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It’s the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp. The Nebraska Public Service Commission’s ruling is on the Nebraska route TransCanada has proposed to complete the $8 billion, 1,179-mile (1,897-kilometer) pipeline to deliver oil from Alberta, Canada, to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. The proposed Keystone XL route would cross parts of Montana, South Dakota and most of Nebraska to Steele City, Nebraska. A vote in favor of the […]

FERC: Lateral Can Be Relocated for Rover Pipeline

FERC has approved Energy Transfer Partners’ request to relocate a 0.2-mile-long portion of the CGT Lateral as part of the Rover Pipeline Project. According to FERC’s Kevin Bowman, the relocation at approximate mileposts 4.0 to 4.2 in Doddridge County, West Virginia, is needed to avoid a recently constructed high voltage electric transmission line not previously identified by the company. The Rover Pipeline Project includes new interstate pipeline and related facilities extending from the Appalachian supply area to a proposed interconnection with Vector Pipeline, LP in Livingston County, Michigan. It will transport up to 3.25 billion cubic […]

Buckeye Partners’ Line 602 Expansion Open Season Launched

Buckeye Partners, L.P.’s  subsidiary, Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P., has commenced a binding open season to solicit commitments for the transportation of distillate on the Line 602 Expansion Project, which transports refined petroleum products from Linden, New Jersey to destination points in Inwood and Long Island City, New York. The project is expected to provide approximately 12,000 barrels per day of distillate expansion capacity on or before April 1, 2018 with a potential subsequent expansion increasing to 30,000 barrels per day of capacity on or before Dec. 1, 2019. The binding open season is scheduled to end at 5:00 p.m. […]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Secures Another Key Federal Permit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline has cleared another key regulatory hurdle. The U.S. Forest Service granted approval Friday for the natural gas pipeline to run through the George Washington National Forest and Monongahela National Forest. About 21 miles (33 kilometers) of the 600-mile-long (965 kilometers) project are located on National Forest Service lands, including where it will cross the Appalachian Trail. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission signed off last month on the approximately $5 billion project that would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. The key permits now pending […]

Keystone Pipeline Leak Won’t Affect Nebraska Ruling

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil spill from the Keystone pipeline that critics say demonstrates the risks of energy transport to the environment, will not affect Nebraska regulators’ decision next week on an expansion of the system because they are not allowed to consider pipeline safety, a state official said Friday. Keystone operator TransCanada Corp. shut down the pipeline early Thursday morning and workers were testing to determine the cause of the spill on agricultural land in Marshall County, South Dakota, near the North Dakota border about 250 miles (402 kilometers) west […]

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