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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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Hope seen for new natural-gas pipelines
Posted: September 22nd, 2017

RULING: Shifts atmosphere for proposed projects By JOE MAHONEY CNHI State Reporter Sep 21, 2017 ALBANY — A decision by federal regulators to overturn the Cuomo administration's denial of a permit to a natural-gas transmission project could help break the logjam that has ensnared pipeline projects proposed for western New York and the Oneonta region, an energy industry leader said this [ ... ]

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Natgas pipeline builders hail U.S. okay of blocked New York projectv
Posted: September 18th, 2017

(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 Co [ ... ]

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Cuomo’s ‘clear energy’ con
Posted: September 5th, 2017

Gov. Andrew Cuomo expects to score lots of points with 2020 Democratic primary voters for his “80 by 50” plan to make New York a clean-energy leader, cutting carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. That’s a win for him — at a huge expense to everyone who lives here. Jonathan Lesser, president of Continental Economics, lays out the grim facts in a new Manhattan Institute study, “The High Co [ ... ]

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Gov. Cuomo thinks he can rise to the presidency on the back of energy consumers: Stuart Varney
Posted: September 5th, 2017

The summer is almost done. Many of us who live in the Northeast are not looking forward to winter. The progressives are sticking it to us. Thanks to what The Wall Street Journal calls an “energy blockade,” we face an energy crisis. Here's the story: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned fracking, the drilling technology that releases natural gas from shale buried deep underground. There's a va [ ... ]

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DEC denies permits for CPV power plant pipeline
Posted: September 1st, 2017

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation has denied key permits Millennium Pipeline Co. is seeking for its planned 7.8-mile pipeline that would supply natural gas to the $900 million power plant being built in Wawayanda. The full implications of the decision for the future of the pipeline and the power plant were not clear Thursday. The president and CEO of Competitive Power V [ ... ]

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Court rejects pipeline project on climate concerns
Posted: August 24th, 2017

An appeals court on Tuesday rejected the federal government's approval of a natural gas pipeline project in the southeastern U.S., citing concerns about its impact on climate change.   In a 2-1 ruling, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) did not properly analyze the climate impact from burning the natural  [ ... ]

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DOE releases highly anticipated grid study, faults natural gas for baseload retirements
Posted: August 24th, 2017

Dive Brief: On Wednesday night, the Department of Energy released its highly anticipated grid study after months of speculation, controversy and a leaked early draft. The study found cheap natural gas to be the greatest driver of baseload power plant retirements, followed by flat power demand, environmental regulations and the growing penetration of renewables on the gr [ ... ]

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Statement from Constitution Pipeline
Posted: August 21st, 2017

Constitution Pipeline issued the following media statement in response to the Second Circuit Court decision announced Aug. 18, 2017 “The Constitution Pipeline represents a transformational opportunity for New York and New England to uplift their economies, create short- and long- term jobs, reduce energy costs for consumers and businesses and also address concerns about air quality. “In toda [ ... ]

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US appeals court deals setback to Constitution Pipeline project
Posted: August 21st, 2017

Houston (Platts)--18 Aug 2017 354 pm EDT/1954 GMT  Efforts to serve New England with more US shale gas that would make supply costs cheaper on days of high demand for the home heating and power plant fuel suffered a blow Friday when a federal appeals court effectively stalled the 650 MMcf/d Constitution Pipeline at the New York border. Operator Williams and shippers Cabot Oil & Gas an [ ... ]

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Upstate New York Dying as Antis Hold Up Pipelines
Posted: August 16th, 2017

As the debate continues over the DEC approving natural gas pipelines, the people in Upstate New York are being squeezed out and forced to move. Last week’s Monticello DEC hearing on a 7.8 mile Millennium Pipeline loop with a compressor station and upgrades drew the usual pro/anti gas development crowd. Lots of opinions were offered but little technical information the DEC could us [ ... ]

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Northeast Air Quality Rises to New Highs with Natural Gas Use
Posted: August 16th, 2017

Northeast air quality has dramatically improved at the same time as natural gas consumption has similarly risen and it’s no coincidence, of course. A few days ago the EPA came out with a celebratory website of sorts marking the great improvements in the nation’s air quality since the Clean Air Act was enacted. It’s not your typical government report and is well worth perusing. The [ ... ]

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Al Gore can’t deny that his climate crusade involves great suffering
Posted: August 16th, 2017

Alex Epstein The more than seven billion people living in the world today need affordable, abundant energy — and a livable climate — to flourish. But the world’s leading source of energy is also the leading source of increasing greenhouse gases. What to do? This is the vital question Al Gore took on in his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth, and takes on again in his newly released follow-u [ ... ]

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Press Sun Bulletin Op Ed July - Aug 2017
Posted: August 16th, 2017

Last week's  Monticello DEC hearing on a 7.8 mile Millennium Pipeline loop with a compressor station and upgrades drew the usual pro/anti gas development crowd.  Lots of opinions were offered but little technical in [ ... ]

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Trump’s right, Cuomo wrong about the woes of Upstate
Posted: August 16th, 2017

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, left, and Gov. Scott WalkerAP President Trump last week suggested that economically struggling upstate New York residents should be willing to move to areas with better job prospects. This wasn’t exactly an original or outrageous idea — yet it still managed to ruffle feathers among defensive New York officials. Trump’s remark was linked to the announcem [ ... ]

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U.S. Energy Agency to Take on $50 Billion Backlog as Senate Acts
Posted: August 16th, 2017

The main U.S. energy regulator can get back to the business of approving multibillion-dollar natural gas pipelines after the Senate moved to fill two of four vacancies at the long-crippled agency. Senators on Thursday confirmed the nominations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of Robert Powelson, former chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and Neil Chatterjee, a  [ ... ]

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