What is FERC required to do to justifiy a pipeline certificate
and eminent domain?
John Peconom of FERC told me that
federal eminent domain was justified by Florida needing the gas,
therefore it was for the good of the United States.
Peconom didn’t provide a reference, but FERC’s own documents say FERC is supposed to balance public benefits,
which means somebody has to demonstrate those public benefits.
Also, one-time payments to landowners may not be enough.
In FERC’s own
Natural Gas Environmental Guidelines,
GUIDANCE MANUAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT PREPARATION, Continue reading What is FERC required to do? →
Offshore deepwater LNG import project Port Dolphin was approved by FERC in 2009,
despite interventions by a long list of other pipeline companies, FPL, and other entities.
FERC granted Port Dolphin permission to interconnect with
Gulfstream and Florida Gas Transmission, the two pipelines FPL
requires Sabal Trail to connect to.
What if Port Dolphin files to export LNG, as so many other import-permitted
projects are doing?
own website doesn’t seem to be responding.
Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine
a cached copy from 12 January 2014, with this map:
Manatee Chamber of Commerce lists Port Dolphin’s contact information as: Continue reading Port Dolphin off Tampa already approved by FERC for LNG import →
the denied application Kevin Bowman gave me,
and that John Peconom also gave me:
Turtle Bayou Gas Storage Company, LLC Docket No. CP10-481-000
ORDER DENYING APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZATIONS
(Issued June 16, 2011)
1. On August 9, 2010, Turtle Bayou Gas Storage Company, LLC (Turtle
Bayou) filed an application in Docket No. CP10-481-000 under section 7(c)
of the Natural Gas Act (NGA),1 requesting a
certificate of public convenience and necessity under Part 157, Subpart A,
of the Commission’s regulations2 authorizing
the construction and operation of a salt dome natural gas storage
facility and associated pipeline facilities in Chambers and Liberty
Counties, Texas. In addition, Turtle Bayou seeks a blanket certificate
under Part 157, Subpart F, of the Commission’s regulations to engage
in certain eligible construction activities3
and a blanket certificate under Part 284, Subpart G, of the regulations
to provide open-access transportation services, including storage
service.4 Turtle Bayou also requests
authority to charge market-based rates for its storage services, and
accordingly seeks a waiver of certain filing, accounting, and reporting
requirements. As discussed below, the Commission denies Turtle Bayou’s
application for the requested certificate authorizations.
15 U.S.C. § 717f(c) (2006).
18 C.F.R. Part 157 (2011).
18 C.F.R. Part 284 (2011).
There’s also this: Continue reading Turtle Bayou Gas Storage Company Denied by FERC →
the denied application that John Peconom gave me:
KeySpan LNG, L.P. and Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC
ORDER DENYING AUTHORIZATION UNDER SECTION 3
KeySpan LNG, L.P.
Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC
AND DISMISSING CERTIFICATE APPLICATION
(Issued July 5, 2005)
In this proceeding, KeySpan LNG, L.P. (KeySpan) requests
section3 of the Natural Gas Act to site, construct, and operate a liquefied natural gas
(LNG) terminal at its existing LNG storage facility in the City of
Island.1 In a related application, Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC (Algonquin) requests
authority under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and
operate 1.44 miles of 24-inch diameter pipeline in order to
transport natural gas from KeySpan’s proposed
terminal to Algonquin’s existing interstate pipeline system.2
In essence, KeySpan is proposing Continue reading Keyspan LNG and Algonquin Pipeline denied by FERC →
Given months to find them, all FERC could come up with
for orders denying certificates was for two liquid natural
gas (LNG) facilities.
Each did have an associated pipeline request,
but neither was for a stand-alone pipeline application.
I do thank John Peconom and Kevin Bowman for providing these
However, really, is this all there is?
I asked John Peconom of FERC for a list of denied pipeline
applications at the
Moultrie makeup Sabal Trail Open House 27 January 2014,
and again after the
Valdosta FERC Scoping Meeting 4 March 2014,
and each time Peconom said he would get me a list,
including the actual orders denying some pipelines.
Moultrie FERC Scoping Meeting 5 March 2014,
I pointed out to the hundred-or-so attendees that
I still hadn’t gotten a list.
After the Moultrie meeting, Kevin Bowman of FERC
gave me a slip of paper with this written on it:
Turtle Bayou Gas
Then John Peconom of FERC sent me an email message with these two links
in it: Continue reading Orders Denying Certificates →