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Emera, Inc – A Natural Gas Exporter Acquires TECO – Tampa Electric

Canadian based, Emera Inc., has acquired TECO – Tampa Electric Company.

“The acquisition of TECO Energy advances a number of important strategic objectives for Emera,” said Chris Huskilson, president and CEO of Emera Inc. “We expect it to be significantly accretive, increase our regulated earnings into the high end of our target range, provide additional diversification and growth opportunities, and expand Emera into the local gas distribution business.”

Emera is also invested in Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline:

Emera also has a 12.9% interest in Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline which is co-owned by Spectra Energy and Exxonmobil Canada.

The 1,400-kilometre pipeline transports natural gas from the Sable reserves to markets in Atlantic Canada and the Northeast US.

Emera has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries. Emera (Caribbean) Incorporated (EC) is a subsidiary of Emera Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Emera Inc.

Emera, Inc. Caribbean Investments include:

The Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd. (wholly owned);
Emera Caribbean Renewables Limited (wholly owned);
A majority 52% interest in Dominica Electricity Services Limited; and A 19.1% interest in St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited.

These investments are part of the wider Emera Inc. interests in the Caribbean, which also include an 80% holding in Grand Bahama Power Company. Grand Bahama Power is a majority owned subsidiary of Emera Inc.

Emera CNG, LLC – A subsidiary of Emera. Inc, is a natural gas exporter whose primary exports will be by ocean vessel to the Bahamas for processing. Emera has received DOE order to export natural gas:

"The Energy Department announced today that it has issued a final authorization to Emera CNG, LLC (Emera) to export domestically produced compressed natural gas (CNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. Emera is authorized to export CNG up to the equivalent of 0.008 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas for a period of 20 years from Emera’s proposed facility at the Port of Palm Beach, Florida, via trailers, tank containers, and ocean-going carriers to any non-FTA country not prohibited by U.S. law or policy."

In the USA and concerning TECO’S Florida operations:

"In March 2014 TECO Peoples Gas announced intention to ship fracked methane to Jacksonville, which the Jacksonville Business Journal interpreted as for export, since Jaxport was already gearing up for LNG export. The Jax Bus Journal article didn’t name the source pipelines, but the descriptions of where they would get their gas left little doubt that two of them would be FGT (50% Kinder Morgan) and Gulfstream (50% Spectra Energy, 50% Williams Co.) and soon Sabal Trail (was 50% Spectra Energy and 50% NextEra parent of FPL, and now 7.5% Duke Energy) through Transco (100% Williams Co.) from the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline (Williams Co.) in Pennsylvania.

KMI subsidiary Florida Gas Transmission, LLC on 31 March 2015, in Accession Number 20150331-5692, “submits its its Certificate Application re the Jacksonville Expansion Project, under CP15-144.” FERC responded 13 April 2015 in Accession Number: 20150413-3014, “Notice of Florida Gas Transmission, LLC’s 3/31/15 filing of an application requesting authorization to construct, own, and operate approximately 3.0 miles of 30-inch mainline loop extension (Branford Loop) etc under CP15-144.”

As reported last year here:


– Deb


Fracking Industry, Sabal Trail pipeline, LNG Export To Other Countries With No need or Necessity for the Citizens of our Florida as well as Georgia and Alabama. If you ever questioned the plan to export fracked gas then this should quell those misconceptions!

Heads up Jacksonville and the citizens of the state of Florida! The first major LNG processing of fracked natural gas, transportation via truck and train — moving bombs as experienced in other states that have been invaded by the fracked gas export/transport pipelines through populated areas — has been given the Green Light.

The DOE has permitted Eagle LNG with a a 20 year contract to export liquid natural gas — LNG — to other countries via Jacksonville Florida at a location on the St. John’s River. This will include shipments via train, truck and cargo ships.

As stated in the permit. The natural gas will be stored onsite at and processed to highly explosive liquified natural gas (LNG) for transport via an onsite facility. This LNG will be transported via train, truck and sea shipping vessels.

“Eagle LNG states that, at full build-out, the Jacksonville Project will include three LNG trains having the capacity to produce approximately 45.5 MMcf/d of natural gas per train, for a total capacity of 49.8 Bcf/yr (0.14 Bcf/d) of natural gas for the three trains. Current plans include the construction of one LNG storage tank with a capacity of 12 million gallons, a marine load-out facility, a dock that can accommodate both small to mid-size LNG vessels (for export to nearby markets) and bunkering barges (for domestic ship fueling at the Port of Jacksonville), and a truck load-out facility.”

” Eagle LNG states that its planned Facility, the Jacksonville Project, will occupy approximately 54 acres within an approximately 194-acre parcel on the St. Johns River to be owned wholly by Eagle LNG. Eagle LNG states that it has an executed contract to purchase the property site. According to Eagle LNG, the site is zoned for industrial use and is adjacent to sites which currently host other bulk fuel terminals.”

According to Eagle LNG, the Facility will receive natural gas transported by a local gas distribution utility (Peoples Gas, a TECO Energy Company) through existing pipeline facilities located adjacent to the Jacksonville Project site.”

Some of this natural gas will be provided to Eagle LLC via TECO who plans to pipe back up Sabal Trail’s fracked gas and the rest via Sabal Trail via a pipeline to run through Columbia, Suwannee, and Gilchrist as well as additional pipelines interstate and from already fracked regions of the USA such as Pennsylvania. See the subsequent blog about who now owns TECO.

Prepare yourselves Floridians as Florida is in the process of being ‘invaded’, our water and lands destroyed and our very lives endangered by the Sabal Trail fracked gas pipeline, related LNG processing and transportation of volatile liquid natural gas amongst the population. There are already operational, smaller (‘LNG in a Box’), LNG processing facilities with no regulation by FERC in populated areas.

Please consider becoming involved in stopping this dangerous invasion of fracked gas infrastructure for export today for the future of our children.

See the DOE permit below for more information:

Eagle-Jaxport-export and LNG -facility-ord3867.pdf

SpectraBusters Sabal Trails Submits ACE permits to commence working

Thank you Chuck. There is even more info on, Great work This is a great start.

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Charles Stewart <epiphanias> wrote:

Attached is a list of the names and limited contact information I was able to glean from the permit documentation posted by Debra Johnson. You will note that Sabal Trail has at least three separate Limited Liability Corporations set up.

It’s not enough to build a page, but it is a start.

Chuck Stewart

Sabal Trail pipe on trucks 2016-08-11

Bill Sagues reports:

Looks like 36-inch pipe
Photo: Bill Sagues Creative Commons License

Driving to Tampa from Tallahassee and back I saw over a half a dozen of these trucks heading east and south on I-10 east and I-75 south yesterday 8/11/16.

I suppose that could be somebody else’s pipe, but Sabal Trail announced back in November 2014, before it even entered the formal FERC filing process, that it had contracted to buy its pipe from Berg Pipe of Mobile, AL and Panama City, FL. Sabal Trail’s press releases didn’t mention, but Berg’s owner Salzgitter Group even earlier did, that “The two companies in Panama City and Mobile are subsidiaries of EUROPIPE GmbH, Mülheim, Germany, a joint venture of Salzgitter AG and AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke.” So the pipe purchase profits go to Germany. And even Sabal Trail couldn’t come up with a press release about this for Georgia, because there are no economic benefits to Georgia. Even the temporary pipe jobs in Florida and Alabama are just that: temporary. Continue reading Sabal Trail pipe on trucks 2016-08-11