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Texas firm cancels application to build $3.3B natural gas pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Houston-based Kinder Morgan has withdrawn its application for a federal permit to build a $3.3 billion natural gas pipeline and a network of compressor stations. The 420-mile Northeast Energy Direct pipeline was intended to send natural gas from Pennsylvania’s shale gas fields across upstate New York to New England. The company announced last month that it ...

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Federal regulators put brakes on Ohio energy deals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two closely watched energy deals in Ohio allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers cannot take effect until federal regulators approve them. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that the power purchase agreements filed separately by Akron-based FirstEnergy and Columbus-based American Electric Power are not valid unless the two companies ...

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Constitution Pipeline opponents plan rally; want NY to deny permit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of environmental groups plan to rally at the state Capitol as they continue efforts to stop construction of a 124-mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to eastern New York. Opponents of the Constitution Pipeline want the Cuomo administration to deny a water quality permit for the project. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of the project ...

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Virginia lawmakers back natural gas pipeline

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A coalition of Hampton Roads state legislators is lining up behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The 33 members of the General Assembly collectively known as the Hampton Roads Caucus expressed their backing for the massive natural gas project in a letter to Virginia’s U.S. senators, Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. The pipeline would deliver natural ...

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Cuomo administration requests halt on natural gas pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline near the nuclear power station in New York City’s suburbs. State health, environmental, utility and security agencies say they are launching an analysis at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s direction of the safety risks from Spectra Energy’s Algonquin pipeline that ...

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Supreme Court upholds energy conservation program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a 4-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 on Monday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had the authority to issue directives aimed at conserving energy and preventing blackouts. The ruling is a win for the Obama administration, environmental ...

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Columbia plans pipeline project in Virginia, West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Columbia Gas Transmission has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a natural gas pipeline project in West Virginia and Virginia. Parent companies Columbia Pipeline Group Inc. and Columbia Pipeline Partners LP said Friday that Columbia Gas is proposing to construct and operate two compressor stations, replace 26 miles of pipeline along existing corridors ...

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Feds to pipeline firm: Can stations be combined?

A federal regulator told the Tennessee Gas Company that it should explain why two compressor stations proposed for Schoharie County can’t be combined into a natural gas pumping station on just one site. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission official, in a letter to the company, noted that the two sites, both in the town of Schoharie, are just 10 miles ...

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Large energy projects in NH move forward

The two largest energy projects on the drawing board in New Hampshire moved one step forward on Monday, as state regulators accepted the application for the Northern Pass, while the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted the application for the Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline. In each case, regulators had to determine that the applications were complete, despite protests to the ...

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Pipeline route change has parties at odds

RICHMOND, N.H. — Selectmen say a change in the proposed route of the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through their town wasn’t at their request, despite paperwork filed with a federal agency last week that says otherwise. Board Chairwoman Carol Jameson submitted a letter to the editor Tuesday saying the rerouting of miles of the natural gas transmission through the town ...

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