Governor Wolf on DEP Pipeline Permit Bar

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today, February 8, 2019, released the following statement in response to the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) suspension of review of all clean water permit applications and other pending approvals associated with the Energy Transfer, L.P. (ET) and subsidiaries until further notice due to non-compliance: “The Department of Environmental Protection … Continue reading Governor Wolf on DEP Pipeline Permit Bar

After Three Years, PennEast Pipeline Approved by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Construction to Begin

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Order under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act approving construction of the PennEast Pipeline. Anthony Cox, Chair of the PennEast Pipeline Company LLC Board of Managers said "They will reap the benefits of accessing one of the most affordable and abundant supplies of natural gas in … Continue reading After Three Years, PennEast Pipeline Approved by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Construction to Begin

Pennsylvania’s Powelson to Join FERC from PaPUC

President Donald J. Trump announced May 8, 2017 his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Neil Chatterjee of Kentucky to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2021. Mr. Chatterjee is energy policy advisor to United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Powelson to Join FERC from PaPUC

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FERC’s Demand Response Rule, Order No. 745

On January 25, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the D.C. Circuit’s May 2014 ruling in EPSA v. FERC and instead upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) demand response rule, Order No. 745, thereby affirming FERC’s jurisdiction to regulate wholesale markets. FERC issued Order No. 745 with the aim of encouraging participation of demand … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FERC’s Demand Response Rule, Order No. 745

PennEast Submits Application To FERC For PA to NJ Pipeline

Today, September 24, 2015, PennEast Pipeline Co, LLC, located in Wyomissing, PA, said it is submitting its application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a permit to proceed with construction of the proposed about $1 billion PennEast Pipeline that will offer natural gas to consumers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  PennEast is requesting … Continue reading PennEast Submits Application To FERC For PA to NJ Pipeline

PJM and Gas Pipelines Coordinate to Fuel Electric Power Plants

PJM Interconnection and several large interstate natural gas pipelines that provide fuel for electric generators in the PJM footprint, which includes Pennsylvania, have signed a memorandum of understanding spelling out coordination efforts to promote reliability. They have agreed to work more closely with each other to improve operational planning and address growing interdependence between the … Continue reading PJM and Gas Pipelines Coordinate to Fuel Electric Power Plants