New PA Legislation Would Allow Gas Pipelines to Run Along Turnpike

As reported by The Scranton Times-Tribune, Pennsylvania State Representative Scott Petri (R-178th Leg. Dist., Bucks County) recently introduced legislation that would allow the Turnpike Commission to grant pipeline operators the right to use its exist(…)

Commonwealth Court Affirms Lycoming County Ruling In Favor of UGI

As previously reported, in November 2014, the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas granted the condemnation of a temporary construction easement to UGI Penn Natural Gas, Inc., a public utility.  As a result, UGI was allowed to use the easement to par(…)

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(…)

Energy Transfer Partners to Invest $1.5 Billion for Marcellus Shale Midstream Project in Pennsylvania

Energy Transfer Partners LP announced that it will invest $1.5 billion for a new pipeline system and processing facilities to serve the Marcellus Shale in and around Butler County, Pennsylvania.  The new facilities are expected to be operational by mi(…)

Intrastate Pipeline Under Construction in West Virginia

Marcellus.com reports that an intrastate pipeline is under construction in northern West Virginia. The Stonewall Gas Gathering pipeline will connect Doddridge and Harrison counties to the Columbia Transmission interstate pipeline that runs through Bra(…)

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Creates Task Force on Pipeline Infrastructure Development

On May 27, 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the formation of a task force to help the Commonwealth, the natural gas industry and communities partner for the development of new pipeline infrastructure to allow natural gas and related bypr(…)

Constitution Pipeline Can Be Built Across Holdout Properties

FuelFix.com reports that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently ruled that the Constitution Pipeline can be built across seven northeastern Pennsylvania properties despite the fact that the respective landowners had n(…)

FERC Approves Additional Pipeline Expansion to Transport Marcellus Gas

StateImpact reported that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently approved an addition to the interstate Transco pipeline that will transport Marcellus shale gas to New Jersey, where there is a high demand.  The approval comes after several(…)

FERC Approves Interstate Pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York and New England

StateImpact, a reporting collaboration supported by NPR, that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a proposed interstate pipeline that would transport Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania to New York and New England markets. (…)

Spectra Energy Corporation and Northeast Utilities Propose $3 Billion “Access Northeast” Pipeline Expansion Project

As reported on Bloomberg.com, Spectra Energy Corporation, a Houston-based pipeline operator, and Northeast Utilities, a Connecticut-based utility provider, have partnered in proposing a $3 billion pipeline expansion that will increase natural gas supp(…)

Dominion Seeks to Expand its Transmission Line Capacity in the Appalachian Region

Dominion has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve two transmission line projects that would increase Dominion’s ability to transport natural gas supplies to market from various regions.  According to the Akron Beacon Journa(…)

MarkWest Energy and Kinder Morgan Inc. Plan to Transport Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas to Gulf Coast

As reported by The Intelligencer, MarkWest Energy and Kinder Morgan Inc. are planning to convert 1,000 miles of pipeline connecting Pennsylvania and Louisiana to allow Marcellus and Utica Shale gas to be transported to the Gulf Coast.  The project is(…)

Group Contemplates City Of Philadelphia Pipeline Construction Project

Steered by an executive of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, a group of business and political leaders is discussing the extent to which a natural gas pipeline can be constructed that would connect the natural gas fields of the Marcellus Shale to the Cit(…)

Federal Judge Allows Northeast Upgrade to Proceed

A federal district judge recently rejected a request by the New Jersey Sand Hill Band of Lenape and Cherokee Indians for an injunction to stop Kinder Morgan Inc.’s construction of a portion of the Northeast Upgrade Project, a $400 million natural gas(…)

CONSOL Energy and Noble Energy Plan West Virginia Projects

The Clarksburg Exponent Telegram reports that CONSOL Energy and Noble Energy are planning projects located in Upshur and Barbour Counties, West Virginia.  CONE Gathering, which is a gas pipeline joint venture between the two companies, has secured the(…)

Marcellus Shale Coalition Releases Recommended Practices For Pipeline Boring

On May 22, 2013, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a guidance document entitled Recommended Practices: Pipeline Boring. Pipeline boring, also called horizontal directional drilling, is used when trenching is impractical or impossible, such(…)

West Virginia DEP Oil and Gas Workshop on May 16th

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will present an Oil & Gas Workshop at the Charleston Civic Center on May 16th beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Speakers will address a wide variety of topics of interest to operators, contractors, co(…)

Pipeline Project for Natural Gas Liquids Pursued for Marcellus and Utica

Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners announced that they have entered into a letter of intent to form a joint venture to build new pipelines and upgrade existing ones to provide a pathway for natural gas liquids (NGLs) like ethane to move from the(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Federal Court rejects PIOGA’s Contempt Motion – But Cautions Forest Service

In July 2011, PIOGA filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania seeking to hold the United States Forest Service in contempt of court for allegedly failing to adhere to the Court’s December 2009 preliminary injun(…)