Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) A water utility company in Colorado can proceed with its planned reservoir expansion and the largest construction project in Boulder County after it received final federal approval, company officials said. Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the Gross Reservoir expansion project on July 17, the Daily Camera reported.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Federal regulators on July 16 threw a significant curveball at a coalition that has been planning for years to demolish four massive hydroelectric dams on a river along the California-Oregon border. The deal, which would be the largest dam demolition project in U.S.

Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP) is proposing to construct, own and operate a natural gas pipeline project that will begin at the Waha Hub, the gateway for Permian gas heading to market, and ends near Lake Charles, La., the heart of United States gas market growth.

After a two-month delay, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Venture Global's $5 billion Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas export facility in western Louisiana, and cleared the way for construction, Kallanish Energy reported. The approval came as the federal agency reached an agreement on a new approach for consideration of direct greenhouse gas emissions from LNG facilities.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) Developers of a natural gas pipeline set to run through West Virginia and Virginia said the project's cost has risen from $3.7 billion to $4.6 billion. The Roanoke Times reported Mountain Valley Pipeline developers released the revised cost estimate on Sept.

Govs. John Carney of Delaware and Larry Hogan of Maryland released the following statement in response to action by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to grant a rehearing to consider a lower cost allocation for Delaware and Maryland ratepayers related to the $278-million Artificial Island transmission line project: “Almost two years to the day since grid operator PJM approved the building of the Artificial Island transmission line, FERC has agreed with our request to grant a rehearing to consider more fairly allocating the costs of the project.

Cracks have appeared in some recently rebuilt portions of the Oroville Dam's $500 million concrete flood-control chute, and federal regulators want to know why. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sent a letter in October to the state Department of Water Resources (DWR), who operates the California dam, mentioning the small cracks that have surfaced in the new concrete section, and asking what could be done to address the problem, KQED News reported.

Ohio is suing the company building a $4.2 billion natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan over what it says are numerous water pollution violations during construction. The lawsuit filed said work on the Rover Pipeline flooded a protected wetland with drilling mud and has damaged the environment in more than 10 of the 18 Ohio counties where the pipeline is being built.

CLEVELAND (AP) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved construction of a high-pressure pipeline that will carry natural gas from the shale fields of Appalachia, across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Canada, a decision that effectively ends a fight of more than two years from opponents concerned about safety and property rights.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found.

Williams Partners L.P. reported that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the Atlantic Sunrise expansion project, an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline, to connect abundant Marcellus gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.