Weymouth, MA Compressor Station Starts Up on Friday, Dec. 4

On Monday MDN brought you the exciting news that Enbridge’s Weymouth compressor station project, the final piece of the $452 million Atlantic Bridge expansion project, has received permission from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to begin operations “in early December” (see Weymouth, MA Compressor Station Gets Greenlight to Start Operating). We now have a specific date when it will start up: this Friday, Dec. 4. As an added bonus, antis are creating an “elf effigy.”
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Enbridge Building Solar Farm in PA to Power TETCO Compressor Stn

In September MDN brought you the news that pipeline company Enbridge is building a solar farm to provide electricity to power (in part) a Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline Company (TETCO) compressor station in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, which is a first (see Enbridge Using Solar Farm to Power TETCO Compressor Station in NJ). Enbridge has announced they’re doing it again–this time in Pennsylvania.
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Weymouth, MA Drops Opposition to Compressor in Return for $38M

“It’s dangerous! It’s a killer! It will flow evil, nasty fracked gas! It’ll explode and kill everyone within a mile, and if it doesn’t explode, emissions from the plant will poison everyone around it anyway!” Those are the faux arguments used by radicals in Weymouth, Massachusetts to smear a compressor station built by Enbridge. All of those arguments have just magically disappeared. The price tag to make it happen? Enbridge will pay $10 million now, and $28 million later, for a grand total of $38 million.
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Anits Ask FERC to Keep Ready-to-Start Weymouth Compressor Closed

Anti-fossil fuel nutters believe they have an opening to try and bully the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) into de-certifying a fully permitted and ready-to-start compressor station in Weymouth, Massachusetts because of an “emergency” release of a few puffs of natural gas during final testing of the facility.
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Fed Court: Weymouth Compressor Can Keep State Permit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, located in Massachusetts, has ruled that Enbridge, builder of the Weymouth compressor station, can keep a previously-issued state permit for the station, a permit that allows it to operate. This is the final humiliation and defeat of rabid anti-fossil fuelers who dedicated themselves to blocking the plant.
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Environuts Demand to See Weymouth Compressor Emergency Plan

Environmentalist wackos are the same the world over. They like to “demand” things of other people. We brought you news today of environuts in Pennsylvania demanding the state DEP shut down all drilling for the Mariner East 2 pipeline project based on a few drilling mud spills (see Environuts “Demand” PA DEP Revoke Remaining ME2 Permits). A different group of nuts, in Massachusetts, is demanding to see the emergency plans for a compressor station in Weymouth about to go online. You will comply, resistance is futile…
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Mass. Congressman Wants FBI to Investigate Weymouth Compressor

There’s a new twist in the ongoing situation (a mountain created from a molehill) in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Enbridge built and wants to bring online a compressor station that will push an extra 132,705 Dth/d (132.7 MMcf/d) of natural gas along the Algonquin Gas Transmission pipeline. During testing to bring the compressor station online, Enbridge experienced two minor emergency shutdowns.
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PHMSA Keeps Weymouth, MA Compressor Offline Following Shutdowns

Score a minor victory for the forces of evil. As we reported yesterday, two days ago Enbridge’s Weymouth, Massachusetts compressor station, about to come online, experienced a second emergency shutdown (see 2nd Emergency Shutdown at Weymouth, MA Compressor, Antis Pounce). The plant had to vent what amounted to a puff of natural gas. Yet antis screamed for an intervention. They got it.
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2nd Emergency Shutdown at Weymouth, MA Compressor, Antis Pounce

A few weeks ago Enbridge began testing its Weymouth, Massachusetts compressor station project, the final piece of the company’s $452 million Atlantic Bridge expansion project. As sometimes happens when you begin testing, there was a problem. A gasket failure led to an unplanned release of 265 Mcf of gas (see Emergency Shutdown at Weymouth Compressor During Initial Test). It’s happened again. A second “emergency shutdown” occurred yesterday when the plant released (drum roll please….) 10 Mcf of natural gas.
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Mass. Senators Ask Enbridge to Delay Weymouth Compressor Startup

Last week Enbridge asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to bring its Weymouth, Massachusetts compressor station online by Oct. 1 (see Enbridge Asks FERC to Start Up Weymouth Compressor in 2 Weeks). Because of a brief problem during testing, Massachusetts U.S. Senators Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren and Ed “Lackey” Markey are pressuring (bullying) Enbridge to delay the start of the Weymouth station.
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Enbridge Using Solar Farm to Power TETCO Compressor Station in NJ

Enbridge, the owner/operator of the Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline Company (TETCO), is building a first. The company is building a compressor station in Hunterdon County, New Jersey that is all-electric. Building an all-electric compressor isn’t a first (although it’s not typical). What is a first is where the electricity will come from to power it–a big, ugly 12-acre solar farm sitting nearby.
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Enbridge Asks FERC to Start Up Weymouth Compressor in 2 Weeks

Last week Enbridge began testing its Weymouth, Massachusetts compressor station project, the final piece of the company’s $452 million Atlantic Bridge expansion project (see Weymouth, MA Compressor Stn Begins Testing, Coming Online Soon). As sometimes happens when you begin testing, there was a problem. A gasket failure led to an unplanned release of 265 Mcf of gas Friday morning (see Emergency Shutdown at Weymouth Compressor During Initial Test). Even with that hiccup, Enbridge says the plant is now ready to go online.
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Emergency Shutdown at Weymouth Compressor During Initial Test

Last week MDN told you that Enbridge had begun testing its Weymouth, Massachusetts compressor station project, the final piece of the company’s $452 million Atlantic Bridge expansion project (see Weymouth, MA Compressor Stn Begins Testing, Coming Online Soon). As sometimes happens when you begin testing, there was a problem. A gasket failure led to an unplanned release of 265,000 cubic feet of gas Friday morning. Workers at the site triggered an emergency shutdown.
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