The financial press amusingly tries to spin Kinder Morgan’s
suspension yesterday of its Palmetto petroleum products pipeline as a positive.
Meanwhile, Sabal Trail still needs stopping even after
the historic win in the Georgia legislature,
and remember KMI is in bed with Sabal Trail on
on the Jacksonville Expansion Project (JEP) from Suwannee County, FL to Jacksonville,
FERC Docket No. CP15-144.
Matthew DiLallo, Motley Fool, 31 March 2016,
Kinder Morgan Inc. Presses Pause on the Palmetto Pipeline Project:
The Palmetto Pipeline is halted due to eminent domain dispute.,
The Palmetto Pipeline project was initially Continue reading Cost to KMI of Palmetto Pipeline Suspension and other pipeline opposition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Live Oak, FL, January 12, 2016 — Stepping up its support for local and larger groups opposing the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline, this Saturday Sierra Club is hosting a meeting culminating in a hike to the Suwannee River to see where Spectra Energy of Houston, Texas proposes to drill under the iconic Suwannee River into Suwannee River State Park. Media are invited to see people from Florida and south Georgia stand up for our rivers and our Floridan Aquifer.
When: Saturday, 16 January 2016 – 11 AM with hike at 1 PM
Where: Suwannee River State Park
3621 201st Path, Live Oak, FL
15 miles west of Live Oak on US 90
Continue reading Hike to the Suwannee River with Sierra Club against Sabal Trail – Jan. 16, 2016
Where does this KMI natural gas project start, and where would it connect to Sabal Trail?
Back in March 2015,
FERC gave Kinder Morgan docket CP15-144 for its Jacksonville Expansion Project, to ship “natural” gas from Suwannee County to Jacksonville, where Jaxport is gearing up for liquid natural gas (LNG) export.
KMI’s FERC application explicitly says Sabal Trail can connect if it wants to,
and it turns out Sabal Trail’s own Suwannee County map gives us the answer, once we interpret it: Continue reading Where in Suwannee County is the KMI JAX Expansion Project?
Who is Sabal Trail, anyway?
Counties resolving against Sabal Trail might want to make their resolutions against any new pipeline, since
there’s already another one proposed for Suwannee County (see
Sabal Trail owned and operated by….
Reviving a pipeline idea that failed in the Florida PSC in 2009, FPL
put out a request for proposals that was won by Sabal Trail in 2013.
Note the original proposed Sabal Trail path in the map below did not go through Georgia; why that changed is a long story apparently only known in full to Spectra, FPL, and Williams Co.
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC was formed by Continue reading What companies are in Sabal Trail and related?
The excuse for Spectra’s Sabal Trail pipeline is new natural gas
electric generating units in Florida. FPL calls this “modernizing“, which is an odd word for using 20th century fossil fuels when 21st century solar power, conservation, and efficiency is ready right now for the Sunshine State.
Adding to their opposition to LNG export, the Sierra Club Board of Directors has adopted this new policy:
“Natural Gas: The Sierra Club opposes new electric generating
units powered by natural gas, including peaking and combined cycle
units. Consistent with the Board’s goal of eliminating all fossil
fuels from the electric sector no later than 2030, it is critical
that the US avoid further high-capital investments in new natural
gas plants and related infrastructure.”
This is in Sierra Club’s Continue reading Sierra Club opposes new natural gas electric generating units: good news against Sabal Trail
Push Back the Pipeline
can help convince Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
to oppose Sabal Trail like they successfully
opposed the Palmetto pipeline.
In Savannah Thursday May 21st a landowner affected by Sabal Trail and
WWALS Watershed Coalition President John S. Quarterman will make the case
at the Coastal Group of the Georgia Sierra Club.
More details and background from WWALS, and see below about the event.
All opponents of the Sabal Trail and Palmetto pipelines are invited.
Connect Savannah, today, (also on Push Back the Pipeline),
Georgia’s Other Unwanted and Unneeded Pipeline,
When: Thu., May 21, 7 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church
520 Washington Ave Savannah-Eastside
The Palmetto Pipeline is not the only pipeline project in Georgia Continue reading Against Sabal Trail in Savannah 2015-05-21
Calling their bluff at their very first “public hearing”,
longtime environmental activist Steve Willis told Kinder Morgan
that if they didn’t want the public to believe that their
pipeline is for export,
when it so conveniently runs past KM’s proposed
Elba Island LNG export terminal and to Jacksonville where
Jaxport is gearing up for LNG export,
they should post a $100 million bond.
Watch the KM rep’s face as soon as Steve says “export”;
sure looks like “OMG, he’s on to us!”
Steve noted there is no local demand for KM’s petroleum products,
and exports drive up local prices anyway.
You don’t have to believe Steve, you can believe Continue reading Post a bond if Palmetto Pipeline is not for export –Steve Willis to Kinder Morgan in Savannah
Marcellus Shale fracked methane through Atlantic Sunrise to Transco to Sabal Trail to TECO to Jaxport for LNG export?
And maybe an explanation for why Sempra Energy, like Spectra Energy,
donated to both GA Gov. Nathan Deal’s and AL Gov. Robert Bentley’s
Sempra apparently wants to export Marcellus Shale gas from Jacksonville,
and Sabal Trail is the proposed conduit for that through Alabama and Georgia
John Burr wrote for Jacksonville Business Journal 10 March 2014,
TECO Peoples Gas looks to expand natural gas pipeline to Jacksonville, Continue reading Sabal Trail to TECO to Jaxport for LNG export?
Still time to object to this fourth company
filing to export Sabal Trail fracked methane,
adding to the
three already authorized.
FERC knew about this Strom LNG export request before
the last three FERC Scoping Meetings, and never told us.
This fourth LNG export operation will affect both the Santa Fe River watershed
and the St Johns River watershed.
Strom, Inc. filed LNG export authorization requests with U.S.
DoE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) 18 April 2014,
all still being considered, all for liquifying in Starke, Bradford County, Florida,
all for 25 years,
and all explicitly saying they want to use Sabal Trail fracked methane.
FE’s list of
2014 – LNG Export, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Re-Exports & Long Term Natural Gas Applications: Continue reading A fourth Florida LNG export request: Strom, Inc. from Starke, FL
Why didn’t FERC or Sabal Trail or FPL or Williams tell us about
LNG export to FTA countries authorized by FE in 2011,
before Sabal Trail and the others even submitted their pre-filing applications to FERC?
The Carib Energy that
has requested authorization for LNG export to non-FTA countries:
we’ve heard of them before.
Carib’s parent company
is based in Jacksonville, FL, and Jaxport is also eyeing LNG export,
plus a closer connection.
Remember, Crowley already has
authorization from U.S. DoE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to
export to Free Trade Agreement countries: Continue reading JAX-based Crowley authorized to export LNG from Martin County, Florida