FERC Issues Final OK for Southeast PA Adelphia Gateway Pipeline

New Jersey Resources’ Adelphia Gateway project is a plan to convert an old oil pipeline stretching from Northampton County, PA through Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester counties, terminating in Delaware County at Marcus Hook, into a natural gas pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final approval for the project yesterday.
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FERC OKs Dominion Pipeline to Feed PA NatGas to OH Power Plant

Dominion Energy’s West Loop Project will flow natural gas from western PA into Ohio to feed a new natural gas-fired electric plant. We first noticed this small (but important) project back in June (see Dominion Pipeline to Feed Western PA NatGas to OH Power Plant). Yesterday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final approval for the project.
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Did Federal Budget Passed This Wk Torpedo M-U NGL Storage Hub?

Appalachia Development Group is leading an effort to build a ~$10 billion (or $2.5B, or $3.4B, depending on your source) NGL storage hub in Appalachia–most likely in West Virginia (see WV’s US Senators Lead the Charge to Build $10B NGL Storage Hub). The project, called the Appalachia Storage and Trading Hub, needs a federal loan guarantee of $1.9 billion, which has been in the works for the past several years (see Appalachian NGL Storage Hub Gets Serious with DOE Loan Guarantee). The loan guarantee is now in doubt following a budget bill passed by Congress earlier this week.
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2nd Gas-Fired Power Plant, Pipe Coming to Charles City County, VA

Artist rendering of C4GT in Charles City County, VA (click for larger version)

MDN previously told you about a mammoth new Marcellus-fired electric generating plant is coming to Charles City County, Va.–near Richmond. The Chickahominy Power Station, as it’s called, will be a 1,650 megawatt (biggest in Virginia!) state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power plant (see Huge New Marcellus-Fired Power Plant Coming Near Richmond, VA). A second power plant being developed by C4GT is also on the way to Charles City County and will be built about a mile away from the Chickahominy plant. The C4GT project is getting serious.
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Arsenal Resources Ch. 11 Bankruptcy Plan Approved by Court

In February, the parent holding company for Marcellus driller Arsenal Resources, Arsenal Energy Holdings LLC, applied for what has to be the fastest “prepackaged bankruptcy” we’ve ever heard of, sailing through the whole process in 10 days flat (see Arsenal Energy Exits Bankruptcy in 10 Days Flat). Less than 10 months later the company headed back into bankruptcy. However, this time it is Arsenal Resources, the driller itself (not the holding company) that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (see Arsenal Heads into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for Second Time). The good news for Arsenal is that a Delaware bankruptcy court judge has approved their plan.
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Shale Energy Stories of Interest: Fri, Dec 20, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Equitrans hopes fair deal with EQT coming over contract renegotiation; Tom Linzey and his CELDF at war over corporate greed; NATIONAL: Biden willing to cut hundreds of thousands of oil and natural gas jobs; Energy billionaire asks Sen Warren to visit Oklahoma oil fields; Don’t bet on a natural gas price rebound; US oil, gas rig count rises for second straight week; INTERNATIONAL: European LNG imports hit record levels.
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