Application for Mountain Valley Pipeline Filed with FERC

According to the Washington Observer-Reporter, a formal application for the Mountain Valley Pipeline was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) last week.  The pipeline will extend 301 miles and connect the shale gas fields of no(…)

Mountain Valley Pipeline to Host Series of Open Houses

The Roanoke Times reports that Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC will be hosting 14 “community open houses” in several counties throughout the region where they have proposed a 300-mile interstate natural gas pipeline. If approved by the Federal Energy Reg(…)

FERC Chairman Wellinghoff Departs

John Wellinghoff officially resigned his post as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sunday, November 24, 2013.  Wellinghoff, the longest serving FERC Chairman in history, will be joining the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP.  Th(…)

U.S. House Approves Permit Processing Reform Measures

This week the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a trio of key energy bills.  In addition to the bill that would limit federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing, the House also passed two bills that include provisions aimed at reforming fede(…)

Obama Nominates Ex-Colorado Regulator to Lead FERC

President Obama recently announced his nomination of Ron Binz to serve as the next Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Binz served as the Chairman of the Colorado Public Utility Commission from 2007 to 2011 and has spent the(…)

Constitution Pipeline Seeks FERC Approval for PA to NY Transmission Line

On June 13, 2013, Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to construct a 122-mile interstate transmission line from Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, to Schoharie County, New York.  The lin(…)

Dominion Plans to Expand MD Gas Liquefaction Plant

On April 1, 2013, Dominion announced that it was submitting an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a $3.4 billion to $3.8 billion natural gas liquefaction project at its existing Dominion Cove Point LNG Terminal located(…)

Columbia Gas Submits Plans for $210 Million Pipeline Expansion in Eastern PA

As a result of the booming gas market in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale, Columbia Gas Transmission Group submitted plans Monday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a $210 million expansion to its Philadelphia network, the Philadel(…)

Court Grants Preliminary Injunction to Pipeline Company, Precludes EHB Review of Permits

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction in favor of Tennessee Gas Pipeline, LLC, precluding two environmental groups from bringing a permit challenge before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports.(…)

FERC Concludes LNGFIRE3 is Suitable for Siting Onshore LNG Facilities

On January 30, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published a notice in the Federal Register of the availability of a report prepared by the Office of Energy Projects, “Recommended Parameters for Solid Flame Models for Land Based Li(…)

FERC Denies Enviros' Request to Delay Construction of Northeast Upgrade Project

On January 11, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order denying a joint request by three environmental groups to delay the construction of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.’s (TGP) Northeast Upgrade Project in Pennsyl(…)

Pipeline company asks court to preclude EHB from hearing environmental groups' petitions

The Scranton Times-Tribune is reporting that Houston-based Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, has filed a federal-court complaint seeking to block attempts by two environmental groups to interfere with the operator’s Northeast Upgrade Project.  Spec(…)