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 →
FPL integrated ownership of fracking and pipelines to LNG export for its profit,
at the expense of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida landowners, U.S. natural gas customers, and of course
FPL ratepayers: that’s what FPL is hoping to wrap up at the Florida PSC.
FPL wants to buy the 50% its parent NextEra Energy
bought of “independent” PetroQuest’s Oklahoma fracking operation
back in 2010 before FPL put out
its December 2012 RFP
for what ended up being the Transco -> Sabal Trail -> FSC
methane pipeline to Martin County, Florida,
an FPL pipeline from there to the sea at Riviera Beach.
three LNG export operations have been authorized and
a fourth LNG export operation has reqeusted a permit from FERC.
FPL’s PR of 25 June 2014 doesn’t mention most of the above,
not even that NextEra already owns half of PetroQuest’s
Oklahoma fracking operation.
FPL proposes innovative plan to invest in natural gas to save customers millions of dollars and lower long-term fuel costs, Continue reading FPL to purchase NextEra gas fracking subsidiary in Oklahoma →
Where is FLiNG Energy and its
“partners in Indiantown”
that it expects to help it quadruple its LNG capacity in the
first quarter of 2016?
All along FPL’s pipeline to the sea, and PCBs, too.
So convenient for LNG export from the proposed Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline!
lists its contact address as
15328 SW Warfield Blvd. Indiantown, FL 34956.
this unassuming storefront that google maps shows with “Indiantown Realty”
on the front: Continue reading Where are Floridian LNG and FLiNG Energy? →
On 14 November 2013 the U.S. DoE’s Office of Fossil Energy
approved LNG export authority for a company located
next to the end of the Transco-Sabal Trail-FSC pipeline
in Martin County, Florida,
right where FPL is already building another pipeline to the sea.
All the time since then Spectra and FERC have been saying the Sabal Trail
pipeline is not for export.
FERC’s whole rationale
for federal eminent domain
for this pipeline is that Florida needs the power.
If the methane is really for export,
what excuse is there for federal eminent domain?
order’s cover page says:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
OFFICE OF FOSSIL ENERGY
ADVANCED ENERGY SOLUTIONS. LLC ) FE DOCKET NO. I3~104-LNG
ORDER GRANTING LONG-TERM MULTI-CONTRACT
AUTHORIZATION TO EXPORT LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS
IN ISO CONTAINERS LOADED AT THE
FLORIDIAN FACILITY IN MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND EXPORTED VIA OCEAN-GOING VESSEL
TO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NATIONS
IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
DOE/FE ORDER NO. 3360
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Friday 15 November 2013, the next day after that LNG authorization, Continue reading Floridian LNG Export approved last November, before Sabal Trail Open Houses or FERC Scoping Meetings →