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Natural gas pipelines increase in New England

Pipes laid out for Natural Gas pipeline

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Dec. 6, natural gas pipeline capacity in New England increased for the first time since 2010. This is due in part to the completion of two natural gas pipeline projects by Spectra Energy. The Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project was put into service after approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with ...

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Firm: Faster-than-expected corrosion led to pipeline blast

corroded pipes, pipeline explosion

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Faster-than-expected corrosion caused a Pennsylvania natural gas pipeline blast that scorched 40 rural acres in April and badly burned a man whose home was destroyed, the Texas energy company that owns the pipeline said. Andy Drake, the vice president of operations and environmental health and safety with Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp., shared those findings Tuesday night ...

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Pipeline operator Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy for $28B

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NEW YORK (AP) — Canada’s Enbridge is buying Houston-based Spectra Energy for about $28 billion, creating North America’s largest energy infrastructure company. Both companies operate pipelines that deliver oil and natural gas. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, Spectra Energy shareholders will receive 0.984 a share of the combined company, or about $40.33 for each Spectra Energy share ...

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Feds order Spectra to conduct tests on pipelines after blast

Spectra Energy pipeline explosion

GREENSBURG, Pa (AP) — A federal agency has ordered a natural gas pipeline company to conduct additional assessments on three lines buried in western Pennsylvania, including one that has corrosion similar to a fourth line that blew up in April, scorching some 40 acres. The Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration says the other lines in Salem Township, Westmoreland County ...

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Al Gore’s daughter among 23 arrested in pipeline protest

Karenna Gore, pipeline protest

BOSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore’s daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction. The arrests happened Wednesday at the site of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline in Boston. Karenna Gore was among demonstrators who tried to block construction activity on the site by lying in a trench dug for the ...

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Pipelines drained; feds investigating cause of gas explosion

pennsylvania pipeline gas explosion

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Natural gas pipelines were being drained Saturday as authorities try to determine the cause of an explosion in western Pennsylvania that destroyed one home, damaged at least three others and burned a fleeing homeowner. Officials in Westmoreland County said the 30-inch Texas Eastern transmission line burst open around 8:15 a.m. Friday in Salem Township, shooting flames ...

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Pennsylvania highway damaged by gas blast still being fixed

Pennsylvania highway damaged by gas blast still being fixed

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rural Pennsylvania highway damaged when a natural gas pipeline exploded into a fireball will remain closed for repairs for at least a few more days. Route 819 in Salem Township remained closed Tuesday from Route 22 to Boff Hollow Road. The stretch about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh was damaged when the pipeline burst, scorching ...

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Cuomo administration requests halt on natural gas pipeline

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline near the nuclear power station in New York City’s suburbs. State health, environmental, utility and security agencies say they are launching an analysis at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s direction of the safety risks from Spectra Energy’s Algonquin pipeline that ...

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Ontario Energy Board approves two contracts to ship Ohio natural gas to Canada via Nexus Pipeline


Two customers of the proposed Nexus Pipeline have won Canadian provincial approval to transport natural gas from Ohio to Ontario. Texas-based Spectra Energy Corp. on Friday announced that the Ontario Energy Board has approved applications from Union Gas Ltd. and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. for 15-year contracts. They want to move natural gas from the Appalachian Basin into the Dawn ...

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Land owners ‘being treated unfairly’


BELLEVUE — What if your land was being taken for pipeline construction without your permission? For some in Huron County, that is exactly what they are facing as Spectra Energy plans to construct 36-inch pipes in its NEXUS Gas Transmission project. The project will transport natural gas to markets throughout the United States and Canada. This prospect had many landowners ...

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