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Kinder Morgan to Build Two Pipelines in Northern Ohio

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From the Akron Beacon Journal: Texas-based Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP says it intends to add a second 12-inch pipeline to its previously announced plan to ship petroleum-based liquids through northern Ohio. The additional line would transport natural gasoline. The lines, dubbed Utica to Ontario Pipeline Access (UTOPIA) West and UTOPIA East, would run side… Continue Reading

PA: PennEast Pipeline to Create 12,000 Jobs in PA and NJ

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From the Times Leader: The planned PennEast Pipeline — which will start in Luzerne County — will create 12,000 jobs within a six-county area and have a $1.62 billion impact on Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to a economic impact study released Monday. A two-month study by Drexel University School of Economics and Econsult Solutions… Continue Reading

Pipeline Boom in Ohio

Posted in Energy, Environment
The Toledo Blade reports on the boom in pipeline construction in Ohio: Three proposed pipelines are winding their way through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval process now. A major pipeline company has hinted it may build a fourth large pipeline. The largest project is Energy Transfer Partner L.P.’s $4.3 billion Rover Pipeline, an 823-mile… Continue Reading

Sunoco to Build 2.4 Million Barrel NGL Storage Facility Outside of Philadelphia

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Reuters reports that Sunoco Logistics Partners is seeking Pennsylvania’s approval to build cryogenic tanks at a site outside of Philadelphia. The tanks will be capable of storing up to 2.4 million barrels of natural gas liquids. Earlier this month, Sunoco announced it was proceeding with a $2.5 billion pipeline project—dubbed Mariner East 2—which will bring… Continue Reading

Ohio Pipeline Construction Guidelines

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The Ohio Division of Soil and Water Resources has updated its pipeline construction standards and specifications.  From the Division’s website:  "ODNR-DSWC has developed a model pipeline standard and construction specification to provide guidelines for controlling and minimizing the adverse impacts of pipeline construction on Ohio’s soil and water resources. These are not to be considered… Continue Reading

PA: Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline

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The Scranton Times-Tribune has an interesting article on the Constitution Pipeline proposal:  "Officials with the project, a joint venture between Cabot Oil & Gas and Williams Partners, sought feedback from the community before picking a route, signing easement agreements and asking regulators to review it. *** The proposed routes, about 22.7 miles of which will… Continue Reading

Ohio: Pipeline Regulatory Jurisdiction

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The Columbus Dispatch has an interesting article on the disagreement over state regulatory authority over a liquids pipeline planned to move ethane from Pennsylvania, through Ohio, to Texas:  "Ohio regulators want to weigh in on a proposed pipeline that would shuttle millions of barrels of ethane from Pennsylvania shale wells to Texas processing plants.  ***… Continue Reading

2011 Pipeline Capacity Additions

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The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has a new report on pipeline capacity additions last year:  "The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that U.S. natural gas pipeline companies added about 2,400 miles of new pipe to the grid as part of over 25 projects in 2011. New pipeline projects entered service in parts of the U.S.… Continue Reading

Choke Points: Pipeline Infrastructure

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The WSJ has an interesting article on the need for more take-away infrastructure in the Bakken:  "The reason for Clearbrook crude’s big discount to WTI is much the same as for WTI’s big discount to Brent: logistics. The volume of oil heading into Clearbrook has surged. North Dakota’s output in 2005 was below 100,000 barrels… Continue Reading

PA Commission on Laser Marcellus

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The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), in a narrow 3-2 decision, has remanded the application of Laser Northeast Gathering Company, LLC, to an administrative law judge (ALJ) for a determination on whether the granting of a certificate of public convenience is necessary or proper for the service, accommodation, convenience or safety of the public (see this… Continue Reading

Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure

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The INGAA Foundation recently issued a report on the need for natural gas infrastructure in the United States.  It finds (in part): To accommodate the changes in natural gas supply and demand, the U.S. and Canada will need 28,900 to 61,900 miles of additional natural gas pipeline by 2030.  This will require an investment of… Continue Reading

Millennium Pipeline Begins Operations

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The 30-inch, 182-mile long natural gas pipeline from Corning to Ramapo, NY, took $1 billion and 18-months to build, according to this article from LoHud.com (New York’s Lower Hudson Valley).  And there’s still more work to be done.… Continue Reading

Pipeline Infrastructure and Eminent Domain

Posted in Energy
Pipeline infrastructure is a hot topic – both within and outside the energy industry.  One particularly challenging issue is the use of eminent domain by interstate natural gas pipeline companies to construct and expand their pipeline transmission systems.  Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Transwestern Pipeline Co. v. 17.19 Acres… Continue Reading

FERC Notice of Inquiry – Pipeline Reporting Requirements

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The FERC has issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking comments on whether "the Commission should impose additional reporting requirements on (1) intrastate pipelines providing interstate services pursuant to section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA) and (2) Hinshaw pipelines providing interstate services subject to the Commission’s Natural Gas Act (NGA) jurisdiction… Continue Reading

U.S. Pipeline Capacity

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Natural gas pipeline capacity and related constraints are a "hot topic" right now, particularly in the Appalachian Basin. The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) has put together a presentation to illustrate graphically major areas of transmission pipeline growth between 1998 and 2008. An example:… Continue Reading

FERC Terminates Fuel Retention Inquiry

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Late last year, the FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking comments on whether it should change its current policy on the in-kind recovery of fuel and lost-and-unaccounted-for gas by interstate pipelines.  That policy, in general, allowed pipelines two options – One, to establish a fixed fuel retention percentage that would remain unchanged until… Continue Reading

Dominion Proposes New Pipeline Project

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Federal regulators have been asked for permission by a unit of Dominion Resources to build a $40.6 million natural gas pipeline to transport gas through western Pennsylvania to retail markets.  Looks like the throughput will be 57 MMcfd.… Continue Reading