Natural gas

The United States Supreme Court on June 15 paved the way for a critical permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross under the Appalachian Trail, siding with energy companies and the Trump administration. The justices ruled 7-2 to reverse a lower court ruling that had thrown out the permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Work is under way on the foundation for a $1.6 billion, 1,850-megawatt, natural gas-fired energy generation facility in southern Guernsey County, Ohio, the heart of the state's Utica and Marcellus Shale gas development area. But first, the crew must finish sealing acres of cavities left behind by the previous property owner.

Sempra Energy, the San Diego-based company, recently announced that its subsidiaries, Port Arthur LNG and Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals have signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Port Arthur LNG liquefaction project under development in Port Aurthur, Texas.

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently approved Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Dec. 13 request to start construction of its proposed Lockridge natural gas pipeline in the Permian basin in West Texas. The Lockridge project — one of several under development or construction in the local area — is designed to remove gas from the Permian basin in West Texas and eastern New Mexico where pipeline capacity has not kept up with the amount of gas associated with record oil production in the region.

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.

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.