Spectra buys into PennEast Pipeline for Marcellus Shale fracked gas to Transco

Apparently Williams Company’s Atlantic Sunrise pipeline wasn’t enough to push Marcellus Shale fracked methane through Transco to Sabal Trail: Spectra Energy has bought directly into that action through yet another Pennsylvania pipeline.

PennEast also announced 17 October 2014 it prefiled as FERC docket PF15-1-000. And PennEast listed some Open Houses 10,12,13, and 18 November 2014 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, so friends and colleagues may want to go there and object, like many did at the Atlantic Sunrise PF14-8 Scoping Meetings. FERC’s ecomment system has been flooded with objections ever since the pre-filing of 7 October 2014, such as this one of 9 October 2014:

Doris Wood, Titusville, NJ.

Dear Sir or Madam:

I urge the FERC Commissioners to reject the proposal by PennEast to construct a brand new pipeline through environmentally sensitive and publically preserved portions of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We do not need this dirty infrastructure in our states to carry polluting fracked gas. This project is not in the public interest as additional gas supplies are not needed in New Jersey. This project is about destroying our wetlands, waterways, and forests to increase profits for the gas industry. Do not allow this dirty project to move forward.

We moved to Hopewell Township in large part because of the beautiful surroundings and have continuously supported preservation of our farmlands and open space. This pipeline will mar that landscape, endanger our families, destroy wildlife habitats and forever change the areas that we cherish in the name of greed. Please reject this proposal.

Doris Wood
7 Rivera Avenue
Titusville, NJ 08560

Sierra Club New Jersey recommends Flood FERC Today as PennEast Pipeline Comment Period Officially Opens!,

Instead of investing in long term infrastructure for more fossil fuels, we need to be investing in alternatives like solar, wind, demand response and energy efficiency that do not threaten the environment and our public health.

PennEast Pipeline PR 29 October 2014, Spectra Energy Partners Becomes Newest Member in PennEast Pipeline Project,

(WYOMISSING, PA) — PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, announced today that Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP) has joined in the development of its PennEast Pipeline. The proposed interstate natural gas pipeline will transport clean, affordable and abundant natural gas to reliably meet growing energy demand in New Jersey and Pennsylvania while providing environmental and economic benefits to the region.

Spectra Energy Partners becomes the sixth member of the PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC. It joins AGL Resources; NJR Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources; PSEG Power LLC; South Jersey Industries; and UGI Energy Services (UGIES), a subsidiary of UGI Corporation. Spectra Energy Partners and PSEG Power each have a 10 percent interest in PennEast; the remaining member companies each have a 20 percent interest. UGIES is the project manager for the development of the project and will operate the pipeline.

“Spectra Energy Partners is one of the leading pipeline and midstream companies in North America,” said Peter Terranova, chair of the PennEast Pipeline Company Board of Managers. “Its involvement underscores the vital role PennEast Pipeline has in addressing fluctuating prices and supply constraints experienced by natural gas and electric customers.”

There’s an interactive route map.

300x388 Route Map, in PennEast Pipeline, by John S. Quarterman, for SpectraBusters.org, 7 October 2014 The 108-mile, 36-inch diameter PennEast Pipeline will transport one billion cubic feet of clean, natural gas per day — enough to serve approximately 4.7 million homes. It will run from Dallas, Luzerne County, in northeastern Pennsylvania, to Transco’s pipeline interconnect in Pennington, Mercer County, New Jersey.

“The PennEast Pipeline will deliver much-needed natural gas to address the region’s reliability concerns and reduce costs paid by consumers,” said Bill Yardley, Spectra Energy’s president of U.S. transmission and storage. “This project provides Spectra Energy Partners with a strategic opportunity to leverage our existing assets by directly connecting northeast Pennsylvania Marcellus shale production to our Texas Eastern Transmission and Algonquin Gas Transmission systems, and allows us to further strengthen our relationship with some of our biggest customers.”

PennEast has initiated the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Pre-filing process and plans to file a formal application in the third quarter 2015. Pending regulatory approval, PennEast anticipates a November 2017 in-service date.

For additional information, visit penneastpipeline.com, call toll-free (844) 347-7119 or send an e-mail to answers@PenneastPipeline.com.

Or go to Stop the PennEast Pipeline or to NJ Sierra Club or Delaware Riverkeeper Network, which have been organizing opposition meetings. See also pipeline proponents touting open houses as a new tactic.


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