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EIB Energy Highlights: FERC Nominees to Restore Quorum, Clean Power Plan Rescission, Infrastructure Bills & More

Recent Crude Oil Train Derailments Intensify the Spotlight on Rail Safety and the Value of Oil Pipelines

Few of us can erase from our memories the imagery of fires blazing at the scenes of crude oil train derailments in West Virginia in early February and in Illinois earlier this month. The fact that these trains carrying Bakken crude oil from North Dakota derailed in the midst of the intense standoff between Congress and the … Continue reading

The Keystone Pipeline Cleared Hurdles in Congress, But Was Tripped Up by Presidential Veto

This new year has been marked with a flurry of activity surrounding the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Following the changing of the guard in a new Republican-led Congress, Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski led the Congressional charge for legislative approval of the pipeline project as Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources … Continue reading

Keystone XL Pipeline Faced Scrutiny in Nebraska Supreme Court September 5, 2014 Hearing

The Keystone XL pipeline project faced a major hurdle in the Nebraska Supreme Court last Friday, as federal approval of the pipeline may be influenced by the court’s decision regarding the constitutionality of the process by which the pipeline had gained approval to run through the state. The pipeline has been subject to delay for quite some … Continue reading

Senate Committee Passes Legislation Approving Keystone XL Pipeline and Pushes Full Senate Vote

On June 18, 2014, the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources (“Committee”) passed in a 12-10 bi-partisan vote a bill that would approve TransCanada’s application to build Keystone XL pipeline, which has been pending government approval for years.  A recent cause for further delay in the approval process sprang from the February 2014 Nebraska … Continue reading

FERC February 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update

FERC FEBRUARY 2014 ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE: FERC’s February 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update, released March 20th, reflects developments in natural gas pipeline projects to service the Midwest and Southeast, LNG exports, gas-fired electricity generation, and electric transmission projects.  Posted by Brian Heslin, Mar. 29, 2014.

The Keystone XL Pipeline: More Debate and Delay?

The debate and delay surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline project proposed to be built by TransCanada Corp. continue.  When the State Department released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (“FSEIS”) regarding the pipeline project on January 31, 2014 raising no significant environmental concerns related to the project (see our previous post), there was discussion about … Continue reading

FERC Jan. 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update Highlights Natural Gas Reverse Flow Capacity Issues & Gas-Electric Interdependency

FERC JAN. 2014 ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS NATURAL GAS REVERSE FLOW CAPACITY ISSUES & GAS-ELECTRIC INTERDEPENDENCY: The recently released FERC January 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update natural gas highlights include Texas Eastern’s request for authorization to construct and operate an Ohio pipeline project that will provide “550 MMcf/d of capacity and reverse flow capabilities from the Utica … Continue reading

Midstream Natural Gas Pipeline & Storage Providers Facing Pressure as Landscape of Gas Supply Changes?

MIDSTREAM NATURAL GAS PIPELINE & STORAGE PROVIDERS FACING PRESSURE AS LANDSCAPE OF GAS SUPPLY CHANGES? The recent downturn of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP raises eyebrows and questions regarding the impact that the change in natural gas supply is having on midstream providers of transportation and storage services.  As a master limited partnership (MLP), Boardwalk announced … Continue reading

State Department Releases Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement

STATE DEPT. RELEASES KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT: On January 31, 2014, the State Department released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline Project.  The SEIS raises no significant environmental concerns related to the project.  The next stage in the permitting process is consideration of whether the project is in the … Continue reading

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