• Jan. 6 2017

    Off the Radar –  Columbia Gas Blanket Pipeline Projects

    With so much attention centered on major long haul projects, such as Energy Transfer Partner’s Rover and Dakota Access pipelines, and the growing permitting complexities involved with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) review, many pay little notice to associated…


  • Jan. 6 2017

    Rumor Has It – Rover Pipeline – Past, Present and Future

    The Rover Pipeline Project, or Rover Pipeline LLC (Rover), a joint venture of Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) and Traverse Midstream Partners LLC, continues to be a hot topic. Both activity at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where the…


  • Dec. 20 2016

    Wading into Navigable Waters? – Section 401 Water Quality Permit Impacts

    While the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) signed off on the Rover Pipeline’s Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) on December 1, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has once again reared its ugly head. The…


  • Dec. 16 2016

    The Power of the Purse – Getting Delayed Projects Back on Track

    Interstate natural gas pipeline approval and construction is subject to various regulatory hurdles and other constraints.  As a result, there is an inevitable risk of delay or even a “failure to launch.” In the past, we have discussed the impact…


  • Oct. 14 2016

    Liquids Pipeline Rates and Terms of Service – Unlocking the Black Box

    During the past year, interstate liquids pipelines, or crude oil and petroleum product pipelines, have been the subject of various high stakes proceedings before the FERC, as well as the federal courts. With the recent re-indexing of pipeline rates, looming…

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