Raining on Spectra’s pipeline parade,
Duke Energy’s Citrus County power plant open house
once again emphasized Duke doesn’t care if Spectra and FPL’s fracked methane
pipeline is ever built.
And it’s not just because of Duke’s power plant that natural
gas prices may go up soon:
Sabal Trail feeding methane to already-authorized
LNG export operations in Florida would also push prices up.
So why build that useless Sabal Trail boondoggle?
Why build that Duke gas plant, for that matter;
why not go straight to solar power in the Sunshine State?
Fred Hiers wrote for Ocala.com 14 July 2014,
Utility will build plant with or without new pipeline, Continue reading Duke Energy doesn’t care whether Sabal Trail pipeline is ever built
Filed with FERC
31 December 2013:
Sandra Y Jones, Moultrie, GA.
Sabal Trails Transmission LLC is attempting to install another 36
inch natural gas pipeline which will deliver 1 billion cubic feet of
natural gas per day through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida based on a
need for more fuel to run a new power plant.
They state this gas line will produce enough power for 4 million
homes. They state their
Gulfstream line, which they own with
Williams Company, delivers 1.26 billion Bcf/day to Florida and that
is enough to produce electricity for 4.5 million homes.
Florida Gas Transmission sends nearly 3 billion Bcf/day. This line produces
enough energy to power 13.5 million homes. This amount of natural
gas would collectively produce enough power for twenty-two million
homes according to Spectra’s information.
The total population for Florida is
19.32 million and 2.58 persons
live in each household. According to the US Census 2012 repost,
there are 9,031,051 households in the entire state. Also of interest
is that presently
only 60% of the power produced in Florida is
produced by natural gas.
There is no need for this new pipeline. Sabal Trails is
misrepresenting the truth. In a state where there are only 9,031,051
households why Continue reading Stop this rape of the “stakeholders” homes, farms, and lands –Sandra Y Jones to FERC