Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

US Court Orders Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

The court granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which had petitioned to nullify federal permits the Dakota Access Pipeline on grounds that the Army Corps of Engineers violated NEPA.

March 25, 2020

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) , Infrastructure , Midstream

US Approves Proposed Jordan Cove LNG Export Plant In Oregon

"The recent fall in LNG prices to record lows has not dented investor interest in setting up new LNG export facilities in the United States," FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee says.

March 20, 2020

Infrastructure , Pipelines

US Senate Confirms James Danly To FERC, Widening Republican Majority

The vote was 54-40, with Democratic Senators Joe Manchin, Doug Jones and Kyrsten Sinema joining Republicans to support James Danly, who has been the FERC’s general counsel.

March 12, 2020

Infrastructure , Construction

Alaska LNG Passes Major Permitting Milestone

FERC report cites economic benefits but also significant environmental impacts.

March 9, 2020

Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

Supreme Court Leans Toward Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dispute between Dominion and environmental groups concerns construction under a national park.

February 25, 2020

Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

Trudeau Stresses Need For End To Pipeline Protests

Indigenous communities have blocked rail lines to protest construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline.

February 18, 2020

Investment , Infrastructure , Pipelines

Trans Mountain Pipeline Cost Jumps By Two-thirds

Trans Mountain CEO Ian Anderson said the increase was due to court and regulatory delays, rising costs of steel, land, labor and security, and accommodations for indigenous groups.

February 10, 2020

Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline Clears Regulatory Hurdle In Minnesota

A  Minnesota regulator ruled on Feb. 3 that a revised environmental impact statement for Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement is adequate, helping to clear a significant hurdle.

February 3, 2020

Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

PennEast Seeks To Build Pennsylvania Part Of Pipeline First

PennEast said in a filing with the U.S. FERC that it expects to be able to complete the Pennsylvania section of the natural gas pipeline by November 2021.

February 3, 2020

Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

FERC Sides With PennEast Pipeline In N.J. Eminent Domain Case

Natural gas pipeline’s effort to use federal eminent domain to build on state land had been rejected by appeals court and will now move on to the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 31, 2020