Landowner Wins Fed Case to Get More $ from Pipeline Using PA Law

A landowner in Pike County, PA called King Arthur Estates LP, challenged Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) over the amount of money they should receive to have a pipeline cross its land–and has won the right to use PA’s more generous laws on compensation rather than the federal government’s more stingy laws on “just” compensation. The decision sets a precedent for all PA landowners.
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Belmont County Injection Well Plan Stirs Opposition from Coal Co.

Injection Well Process (click for larger version)

In April, New Jersey-based Omni Energy Group submitted an application with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to build two new injection wells in Belmont County, OH. The proposal has set off a firestorm of opposition, including opposition from Robert Murray and the Murray Energy Corporation–a coal miner who doesn’t like fair competition from natural gas.
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Lack of New Gas Customers in NYC Beginning to Bite…Hard

The stories are beginning to appear in New York metro and now national media that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to block the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline project is having serious negative economic consequences–right now. For example, the owners of a New York City deli had planned to open a new burger restaurant in Brooklyn. National Grid is refusing to run gas service to the ready-to-go restaurant, and now the deli owners are left holding a $400,000 bag (of loans) to repay for work in getting the new restaurant ready.
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Ohio Nuke Bailout Law Means Fewer Natgas-Fired Electric Plants

A new law passed in Ohio to bail out two bankrupt nuclear plants was pitched as a way for ratepayers to save money. That was a lie. A bunch of squishy RINOs along with some Democrats in the Ohio legislature passed a new bill yesterday, signed into law immediately by Ohio’s RINO governor, Mike DeWine, to add a new surcharge to every residential and business electric bill in order to keep the two financially failing nuke plants operating for years to come. It’s a $5.4 billion boondoggle.
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The Jones Act Means Puerto Rico Can’t Import Marcellus LNG

A recent article by the American Enterprise Institute tackles the issue of how the Jones Act is keeping Puerto Ricans from fully recovering from Hurricane Maria, which happened in 2017. Puerto Rico is U.S. territory, subject to U.S. laws. One of those laws is the 1920 Jones Act, which makes it illegal to ship anything from one U.S. port to another U.S. port if the ship was not made here in the U.S. and crewed by Americans (under a U.S. “flag”). Since there are zero LNG carriers manufactured in the U.S.–that means Puerto Rico can’t receive U.S. LNG (in particular Marcellus LNG) to help in its recovery. What a travesty.
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Environuts Want Philly to Ban New NatGas Hookups Like Berkeley

The City of Philadelphia owns the largest municipal-owned natural gas utility in the country, Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW). Philly sits not far from, and now benefits from, abundant, clean-burning natural gas deposits in the PA Marcellus. And yet there are those lunatic nutjobs who want Philadelphia to do what the city of Berkeley, California (which we call Beserkley) did and ban the use of natural gas in new buildings. Philly, to its shame, is conducting a “study” to figure out how to transition PGW away from selling natgas. The so-called study is being funded by Bloomberg, meaning it’s a shame from the start–not a true study but a propaganda piece.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Wed, Jul 24, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: CDL drivers needed in NEPA gas country and SCCTC responds!; Pipeline politics; MVP and ACP face rocky road; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Florida’s biggest coal plant is switching to natural gas. So why aren’t climate activists cheering?; Judge rules against oil companies to keep climate liability case in Rhode Island; NATIONAL: FERC establishes new LNG division, opens Houston office; INTERNATIONAL: The Suez Canal and SUMED Pipeline are critical chokepoints for oil and natural gas trade.
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