FERC has full application for Northeast gas project


The paperwork for the Northeast Energy Direct project—Kinder Morgan's $5 billion pipeline to move natural gas from the Marcellus Shale to the Northeast—has advanced from pre-filing to full application status at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, E&E reports.

TransCanada to build another natgas pipeline in Mexico


The $500 million Tuxpan-Tula Pipeline, which will bring Texas natural gas from Mexico's Gulf coast into Hidalgo state, will be the Canadian pipeline giant’s fifth major system in Mexico, FuelFix reports.

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan to lay new pipeline

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have met to launch the construction of a pipeline that will pump natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Turkmenistan is believed to have the world's fourth-largest gas reserves, but currently exports almost all of it to China.

Resistance on the land: Natural gas pipeline plans opposed

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — Carolyn and Ian Reilly and their four children left Florida's sprawl in 2010 to farm 58 acres in rural Virginia, raising beef cattle, chicken and hogs. Then a year ago, they learned a natural gas pipeline would slice through part of their farm and their lives took another dramatic turn.

They've shooed pipeline surveyors from their pastures, made anti-pipeline signs for a protest at the county courthouse and at appearances by the Virginia governor. They've also kept up pressure on local officials.

N.J. regulators to decide on Pinelands pipeline

The Inquirer

Following a public hearing Monday, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities could decide as early as November on an application from South Jersey Gas to build a pipeline that would run through 10 miles of protected Pinelands, The Inquirer reports.

Baltic pipeline consortium hiring contractors

The Wall Street Journal

Contractors looking to help build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bringing Russian gas under the Baltic Sea and into Western Europe have until Oct. 23 to file preliminary paperwork, The Wall Street Journal reports.

NY pipeline to go through sites containing ancient artifacts

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A federal law aimed at preventing looting of historic sites is keeping officials in upstate New York from finding out details about three spots along the route of a planned natural gas pipeline that contain prehistoric artifacts.

Constitution Pipeline LLC, which plans to build a 124-mile pipeline from Pennsylvania's shale fields to northeastern markets, has filed documents with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission describing three sites on its route through the Schoharie Valley west of Albany that have archaeological value.

Gas pipeline from Romania to Moldova to be built in 2016

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan government official says work on a pipeline that will transport natural gas from Romania to the Moldovan capital will begin next year.

The pipeline, which is expected to become operational in May 2018, will help lessen the former Soviet republic's dependency on Russia. It is an extension of one running from the northern Romanian city of Iasi to Ungheni, a Moldovan town near the Romanian border.

Energy Transfer gets Williams at a discount

The Wall Street Journal

Williams Cos. rejected a takeover offer from Energy Transfer Equity LP for $48 billion in June, but with oil and gas prices continuing to slide, the firm finally agreed on the move—which will create a huge natural gas pipeline network—for $32.6 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Major move for Marcellus pipeline as PennEast files with FERC


PennEast has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build a pipeline to transport natural gas from the Marcellus Shale into New Jersey,  NPR reports.


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