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Natgas pipeline builders hail U.S. okay of blocked New York projectv

(Reuters) - Energy traders and natural gas pipeline companies on Friday hailed a U.S. federal regulator’s decision to overturn New York’s denial of a water permit for building the Millennium Pipeline in the state.

People in the industry expressed hope that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would be willing to override state decisions to block other pipelines, including Williams Cos Inc’s Constitution and National Fuel Gas Co’s Northern Access pipelines from Pennsylvania. These could also be approved if similar waivers are granted by FERC.

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Our Russian ‘pipeline,’ and its ugly toll
Posted: February 15th, 2018Our Russian ‘pipeline,’ and its ugly toll

  The Yamal LNG plant is about 1,550 miles from Moscow. In December, it exported its first liquefied natural gas shipment, which ended up in Boston.      Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/Getty   Our Russian ‘pipeline,’ and its ugly toll By The Editorial Board,  February 13, 2018   To build the new $27 billion gas export plant on the Arcti [ ... ]

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White House to ask for 72 percent cut in renewable energy programs: report
Posted: February 15th, 2018

By Brandon Carter - 01/31/18 04:17 PM EST   President Trump’s administration is reportedly seeking a 72 percent cut to the budget of Department of Energy programs related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Draft budget documents obtained by The Washington Post show the Trump administration will ask for $575.5 million in spending for the Energy Department [ ... ]

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NG Advantage Loses Zoning Vote for Virtual Pipe Near Binghamton
Posted: February 15th, 2018

MDN reported on a heated meeting several weeks ago near our home base. The Town of Fenton Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met to hear arguments against a zoning decision that would allow a proposed virtual pipeline/compressor station from NG Advantage to be zoned as a trucking/freight facility (see NG Advantage Virtual Pipe Hearing in Fenton an Eye-Opener for MDN). We won’t rehash the entire  [ ... ]

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Arrival of Russian gas stirs Ukrainian community
Posted: February 15th, 2018Arrival of Russian gas stirs Ukrainian community

ALAN WIRZBICKI/GLOBE STAFF The LNG tanker Gaselys, seen off Nahant, heads toward Boston Harbor.   February 01, 2018     “Sanctions, anyone?” taunted RT, the Kremlin-controlled television network, in its report on the successful delivery of Russian natural gas to Boston Harbor on Sunday. Despite US efforts to hold Russia accountable for its war in  [ ... ]

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Tanker carrying liquefied natural gas from Russia’s Arctic arrives in Boston
Posted: February 15th, 2018

Governor Cuomo's Opposition to Pipelines Forces New England to Collude with Russia. The Gaselys liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker sits at the Engie SA Everett import terminal in Boston on Jan. 28. (Scott Eisen/Bloomberg) A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas from a sanctioned project in Russia's Arctic has arrived in Boston Harbor, where it will be offloaded for American users. The gia [ ... ]

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WHAT IF PIPELINES AREN'T BUILT INTO THE NORTHEAST?
Posted: February 15th, 2018

Natural gas production has surged in recent years and prices for the clean-burning fuel have fallen. But in the Northeast, people are still paying more than they should for both natural gas and electricity from gas-fired power plants. The problem is a shortage of pipelines, limiting the region’s supply of natural gas and driving up prices. To fix it, there are plans to build more pipelines betwe [ ... ]

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NG Advantage Virtual Pipe Hearing in Fenton an Eye-Opener for MDN
Posted: February 15th, 2018

Last night MDN editor Jim Willis attended a Zoning Appeals Board hearing in the Town of Fenton (near Binghamton) where board members held a public hearing on a proposed virtual pipeline (i.e. compressor station) application by NG Advantage. It was, for Jim, a real eye-opener–causing him to reassess previous comments he made about the people opposing the project. Let’s begin with a brief backgr [ ... ]

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NY's next governor? Candidate Brian Kolb is no 'bomb-thrower.' So who is he?
Posted: January 10th, 2018

Brian Kolb says he's no "bomb-thrower." The Canandaigua Republican, Rochester native and the minority leader in the state Assembly since 2009, is also the first GOP candidate to toss his hat in the ring, announcing Dec. 12 that he's hoping to secure his party's nomination to take on Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in the 2018 gubernatorial race. More: Upstate, schmu [ ... ]

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Amid Deep Freeze, New Englanders Can 'Thank' N.Y. Gov. Cuomo For Their High Energy Bills
Posted: January 10th, 2018

As temperatures dropped well below freezing in the Northeast U.S. around Christmas, Bloomberg reported that in New England, natural gas spot prices rose more than threefold to the highest in over three years and "turned the region into the world’s priciest market," with gas for next-day delivery on Enbridge’s Algonquin system settling at $35.35 per million British ther [ ... ]

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Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats
Posted: January 10th, 2018Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a [ ... ]

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**VIDEO** Trump’s National Security Plan: ‘Energy Dominance,’ Not ‘Anti-Growth’ Climate Policies
Posted: January 10th, 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration prioritizes U.S. “energy dominance” through promoting exports, innovation and cutting regulations, according to the federal government’s National Security Strategy. The White House’s security strategy is a rejection of former President Barack Obama’s administration, that prioritized fighting man-made global warming. Trump’s strategy n [ ... ]

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Plans to frack by liquid gas, not water, still alive in NY in Tioga County
Posted: January 10th, 2018

A once highly-touted plan to frack a gas well in Tioga County using propane rather than water remains a non-starter after two and a half years, although supporters have not given up. A group of landowners, Tioga Energy Partners, have been pursuing a permit since July 2015 to develop shale gas wells on their properties in the Town of Barton. The state’s ban on high volume hydraulic fracking [ ... ]

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Albany city landfill faces state greenhouse gas plan
Posted: December 27th, 2017

Municipal and private landfills across New York would have to cut emissions of climate change-inducing methane gas under a state plan just announced this week. That might mean big changes for the city of Albany's landfill, which is the third-largest source of methane in the state, according to federal figures. The Colonie landfill ranks 20th on the statewide methane list, and that facility releas [ ... ]

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** VIDEO** Fracking: Landowner sues New York, seeks compensation for ban
Posted: December 27th, 2017

ALBANY - An East Rochester lawyer waging a years-long battle over New York's hydraulic fracturing ban is taking a new approach, filing a lawsuit last week attempting to force the state to compensate him for the oil-and-gas rights on his land. David Morabito and his wife, Colette, are suing the state Department of Environmental Conservation in federal court, arguing [ ... ]

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U.S. LNG exports reach a tipping point
Posted: December 18th, 2017

Cheniere's $20 billion gamble and Shell's deal for BG Gas set the stage for the nation to move up the export list SABINE PASS, La. - In 2011, Cheniere Energy was a little-known company with big ambitions when it signed an $8 billion contract that would transform the U.S. into an exporter of liquefied natural gas after decades of relying on foreign suppliers. Five years later, just days before th [ ... ]

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