Even Putin couldn’t push a pipeline past opponents.
Russia’s formerly “dead certain” South Stream natural gas pipeline
now has “potential for huge delays. Sceptics wonder whether it will happen at all.”
Gazprom used the same pipeline-pushing script as Spectra,
and that ended up as farce.
So maybe Sabal Trail isn’t “moving forward”, either.
State and local permitting, or just plain public opposition,
could turn that Sabal Trail pipeline snake into roadkill,
so we can get on with solar power for real economic benefits without eminent domain and with clean air and water.
Guy Chazan wrote for Financial Times 24 August 2014,
South Stream gas project may now be a pipe dream,
In November 2005, a pipeline called Blue Stream was inaugurated to
bring Russian gas across the Black Sea to Turkey. It was, said
President Vladimir Putin, who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Continue reading Russian South Stream natural gas pipeline no longer dead certain
And Spectra, of the proposed Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline,
is also an oil pipeline company now.
Bill Trexler wrote for Emerging Markets 18 August 2014,
Energy shares may fall again: Spectra Energy Corp. (SE), Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR), WPX Energy (WPX), Nabors Industries (NBR), Weatherford International (WFT), Transocean LTD (RIG),
Shares of oil companies gained as oil futures prices rose on Friday,
after Ukraine said its artillery destroyed a large part of a column
of armored vehicles seen entering Ukraine from Russia.
However, prices still posted losses for the week, as soft global
demand pressured them down to multi-month lows….
Continue reading Spectra the war stock and oil company
Should we let Congress authorize blanket LNG export to 159 WTO member
countries, including China and Ukraine,
so fossil fuel companies can profit by taking our lands
to pipe fracked methane to Florida?
If not, it’s time to call your House member.
After approval by its Subcommittee on Energy and Power, which is the oversight committee for both FERC and the U.S. DoE’s Office of Fossil Fuels,
both of which can authorize LNG export, the
U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee voted yesterday to send
to the full House of Representatives
H.R. 6, “A BILL
To provide for expedited approval of exportation of natural gas to World Trade Organization countries, and for other purposes.”
That bill would add to
Section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act ( 15 U.S.C. 717b(c) ), Continue reading FERC and FE oversight committee approved LNG export legislation for non-FTA countries
People talk about LNG exports to China through the
Transco – Sabal Trail – Florida Southeast Connection
pipeline, even though
FPL says it knows nothing about exports through that
Southeast Market Pipelines Project (SMPP), and FERC also seems to know nothing.
If that fracked gas really can go to China, where’s
FERC’s rationale for federal eminent domain,
which depends on Florida needing the gas?
FPL’s own 10-Year Site Plan doesn’t support a need for the gas,
EPA doesn’t buy what it’s seen as rationalizations for that
can the gas go to China?
FERC has admitted in more than one Scoping Meeting that it’s not the
pipeline company that has to get export authorization: it’s the end user.
And FPL is not the only end user and FERC is not the only export-authorizing agency. Continue reading Can Sabal Trail fracked methane go to China?
European leaders and the U.S. president are aware of opposition
to fracking, even in Europe.
Robin Emmott and Jan Strupczewski wrote for Reuters 26 March 2014,
Obama tells EU to do more to cut reliance on Russian gas,
U.S. President Barack Obama told the European Union on Wednesday it
cannot rely on the United States alone to reduce its dependency on
Russian energy, as relations with Moscow chill over its seizure of
Crimea from Ukraine.
There is some bad news:
Speaking on a visit Continue reading Protests work, even against TPP, TAFTA, and EU demands for U.S. methane exports after Ukraine