Energy Transfer has agreed to sell Vistra gas through March 31 under the same terms and conditions in place since Dec. 1.
The agreement will see the Valley Crossing Pipeline expanded for the delivery of roughly 720 million cubic feet per day of natural gas to Texas LNG’s export facility for a term of at least 20 years.
Senator Robert Menendez won the support of many of his fellow Democrats, including President Joe Biden, for an alternative bill to impose sanctions on Russia that he introduced on Jan. 12.
The Illinois Commerce Commission needed to consider the public need for the proposed expansion to the Dakota Access pipeline, but the court said Jan. 12 the commission erroneously interpreted the public to mean the world, not the U.S.
The deal requires the bill to get 60 votes—a high hurdle in the 50-50 Senate. The bill would also have to pass in the House and be signed by President Joe Biden, a Democrat.
It has now been flowing eastwards since Dec. 21, data from German network operator Gascade showed.
The Biden administration has opposed the pipeline as it would bypass Ukraine, depriving it of lucrative transit fees.
TC Energy said the unplanned maintenance on the Keystone oil pipeline began on Jan. 4 as parts of western Canada grappled with frigid winter weather. TC’s Gulf Coast operations in the U.S. were uninterrupted.
This transaction was previously announced on Oct. 5, 2021.