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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) Puget Sound Energy's liquefied natural gas facility at the Port of Tacoma in Washington state has cleared a final construction hurdle. The News Tribune reported the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced that it had completed its review of the facility's notice of construction application, including public comments.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a permit that was tossed out by a lower court that would allow construction of a natural gas pipeline through two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. The justices said Oct.

BOSTON (AP) Federal officials are recommending stronger nationwide requirements for natural gas systems following last September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts. The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates major pipeline accidents, said Sept.

Caithness Energy announced on Aug. 29 that it has successfully closed a $1.6 billion financing for the construction of a fully-permitted 1,875 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility located in Guernsey County, Ohio, known as Guernsey Power Station, clearing the way for the project to move forward to construction.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal regulators have cleared the way for a 124-mi. natural gas pipeline to move forward despite New York's denial of a water quality permit that had blocked the project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled Aug. 28 that the state Department of Environmental Conservation missed a one-year deadline when it rejected the permit in 2016.

Black Hills Energy began construction of a new, 4.5-mi. natural gas pipeline June 3. The project provides customers with the additional reliability needed to meet growth in the Laramie area. "The city of Laramie and the University of Wyoming are experiencing a great deal of growth and this project provides reliability for our expanding community," said Rachael Sisneros, supervisor of gas operations in Laramie.

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) The utility blamed for a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September has agreed to pay $80 million to three communities to cover road repairs and other associated costs of the disaster, officials announced May 7.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has denied a water quality certification for a proposed natural gas export project on Oregon's southern coast. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that in a letter to the project backers of the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal the agency said it "does not have a reasonable assurance that the construction and authorization of the project will comply with applicable Oregon water quality standards." The agency is in charge of administering the federal Clean Water Act in Oregon and the certification is required for the U.S.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (CPK) announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a positive environmental assessment of the company's Del-Mar Energy Pathway Project (Project) (Docket No. CP18-548-000). The project, which was applied for in September of 2018 by Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (ESNG), Chesapeake Utilities' interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary, proposes the construction and operation of new natural gas pipeline and meter and delivery (M&R) stations in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware, and Wicomico and Somerset counties in Maryland.

Howard Energy Partners (HEP) announced May 16 that it has completed construction on the majority of its previously-announced crude oil and natural gas gathering and processing infrastructure in the core of the Delaware Basin. HEP's Delaware Basin assets are part of a strategic joint venture with WPX Energy that is operated by HEP and supported by an area of mutual interest of more than 600 sq.

EagleClaw announced that it has made a final investment decision to proceed with construction of the Delaware Link pipeline, a new pipeline designed to transport residue natural gas from the Delaware Basin to the Waha hub, with access to further downstream takeaway connections.