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 Continue reading Emera, Inc – A Natural Gas Exporter Acquires TECO – Tampa Electric →
Thanks to Bill McKibben and everyone else who made that pipeline an international cause.
Now let’s stop
Spectra’s Sabal “Sinkhole” Trail and keep
Kinder Morgan’s Palmetto pipeline denied.
And let’s stop the
Trans-Pacific Parternership (TPP) before it can produce more “free trade” countries for LNG export.
Coral Davenport, New York Times, 6 November 2015,
Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline,
President Obama’s denial of the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, which
would have carried 800,000 barrels a day of carbon-heavy petroleum
from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, comes as he is
seeking to build an ambitious legacy on climate change.
“The pipeline would not make a meaningful longterm
contribution to our economy,” Mr. Obama said in remarks from the
The move was made ahead of Continue reading U.S. rejects Keystone XL: next let’s stop Sabal Trail! →
Canada’s FERC equivalent had to escalate from specific fines to a blanket clean-up order. Do you still believe Spectra is “a very genuine, safe, law-abiding company”?
Mackenzie Scrimshaw, iPolitics.ca, 15 July 2015,
The Drilldown: Spectra Energy faces NEB fines,
Spectra Energy Corp SE.N is feeling the heat from the National Energy Board (NEB). As Reuters reports, the Houston-based company is facing more than $120,000 in fines for committing almost 30 infractions at its Westcoast Energy processing plants in the last 15
months. What’s more, the NEB has requested a correction of these “management system failures.” “The Board expects
Westcoast to address safety concerns on a systemic basis, throughout
all its gas processing plants and facilities,” reads the NEB’s
safety order. “Based on recent violations described below, the
Board is not confident safety concerns are being addressed in this
$88,000 fine in January was just the start of this year’s
NEB fines to Spectra.
Mike De Souza, Yahoo! Finance, 14 July 2015,
Canada regulator orders Spectra Energy to clean up practices, Continue reading Canadian regulator orders Spectra to clean up its safety practices →
Received today. I added the links and illustrations and a few [notes]. -jsq
Copy of Letter sent to Albany Mayor Hubbard on behalf of Beacon
Baptist Church opposing pipeline: Hello Mayor Hubbard,
I am writing to you on behalf of Beacon Baptist Church located at
5818 Newton Rd., Albany Ga. directly across from the proposed site
for the Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy compressor station and pipeline
We are asking you, as the Mayor of Albany, to take action in
protecting our community by opposing the Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy
pipeline. We have contacted County Commissioners and reached out to
your office on several occasions about this issue. We have done
extensive research compiling a list of some 6095 people across the
US that have been negatively affected by Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy
and other related pipelines. We have cited
the numerous safety
violations of Sabal Trail/Spectra Energy and the enormous fines that
have been levied against them. It is our deep concern that after 51
years at our current location, Continue reading Protect our community from Sabal Trail –Beacon Baptist Church to Albany Mayor Hubbard →
TransCanada, of the notorious Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline,
is also competing with Spectra Energy for fracked methane export through
an LNG export terminal on the British Columbia coast,
and Spectra just got another approval for its “corridor” for not one
but two giant pipelines to the Pacific Ocean.
Gordon Jaremko wrote for GPI 4 April 2014,
NEB OKs Spectra (Westcoast) Tolls; Major Expansion Planned to Serve Pacific LNG,
Spectra Energy (Westcoast) received approval from the National
Energy Board (NEB) for the stable base of its agenda: a 2014-2015
tolls and tariff settlement with customers of its current capacity
of 3 Bcf/d.
The deal enables the BC grid to focus on a plan aimed at almost
quadrupling its capacity by becoming the principal conduit between
northern shale deposits and proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG)
export terminals on the Pacific Coast.
The settlement was not opposed or even questioned Continue reading Spectra and TransCanada competing in LNG export in British Columbia →
Not one, but up to two pipelines for LNG export
in a single “transportation corridor” in British Columbia,
for 8.4 billion cubic feet per day in a single right of way,
twice as much as earlier Spectra PR about this same project.
Does anybody still doubt Spectra CEO Greg Ebel’s assertion that
“I would expect we’ll have some involvement in all of”
the North American LNG export terminals that Spectra’s pipelines
“go right by”?
And if Spectra wants to put two pipelines in that right of way
in BC, what do they expect to do in the right of way
they propose through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida?
Sure, they haven’t said they want to do that here,
but they didn’t say it about BC at this stage, either.
Spectra thanks the aborigines of BC for sharing their objections
and plows ahead anyway.
We are all Indians to Spectra’s cowboys,
but this time there are more of us.
Dave Michaels wrote yesterday for energeticcity.ca (I added the links and images),
Gas Pipeline Application
Spectra Energy has handed in an Environmental Assessment Certificate
application to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office for its
Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project.
If approved, the project would ship as much as 4.2 (b) billion cubic
feet per day through a pipeline from the Cypress area (southwest of
Pink Mountain) to the Ridley Island Terminal, near Prince Rupert.
The proposal now undergoes Continue reading Spectra submitted EA to BC for 2 pipelines to LNG export →
It sure looks like all Cowboys and Indians as far as fossil fuel
companies are concerned, and the only Cowboys are the fossil fuel executives
First Nations just won a temporary victory in New Brunswick, Canada
against fracking company
a wholly owned subsidiary of
Southwestern Energy of Houston, Texas.
Landowners and other pipeline opponents in the U.S. southeast
maybe can stop a methane pipeline that could well connect all the
way up to those same contested shale fields in New Brunswick.
APTN national news wrote yesterday,
SWN ending exploration work in NB, will be back in 2015: Elsipogtog War Chief Levi,
ELSIPGOTG FIRST NATION, NB—A Houston-based energy company that
has faced ferocious resistance from a Mi’kmaq-led coalition is
ending its shale gas exploration work for the year, says Elsipogtog
War Chief John Levi.
Levi said Friday that the RCMP informed him that SWN Resources
Canada is ending its exploration work, but will return in 2015.
SWN is not Spectra Energy.
SWN fracks for gas; Spectra mostly transports it in pipelines.
But look at Spectra’s own map,
Our Portfolio of Assets: Continue reading New Brunswick natives win against fracking company →
If Spectra is building a pipeline to export through
a British Columbian Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) port,
what are they building this Sabal Trail Transmission pipeline for?
Could it have anything to do with
the U.S. House Subcommittee
chaired by Spectra’s Houston hometown Rep. Ted Poe
wanting to export gas to India?
Spectra’s own web page about this,
Spectra Energy and BG Group Natural Gas Transportation System:
British Columbia, Canada, enjoys an abundance of natural gas
resources that can serve the province and North America’s energy
needs, and also serve growing global demand. Developing new markets
for its natural gas will benefit B.C., through job creation,
investment, increased revenues, and enhanced competitiveness. In
turn, markets served by B.C. will gain access to cleaner-burning,
reliable and affordable natural gas. To benefit B.C. and serve
multiple markets, Spectra Energy and our partner, BG Group, propose
to build a 850-kilometre (525 mile) natural gas system originating
from northeastern B.C. to serve BG Group’s potential liquefied
natural gas (LNG) export facility in Prince Rupert, on the
province’s northwest coast.
Spectra PR of 10 September 2012, Continue reading Spectra building pipeline to export through BC LNG terminal →