Natural Gas News – January 8, 2019

Natural Gas News – January 8, 2019

Massachusetts Attorney General Seeks Deeper Review of Need for Natural Gas Projects in Constrained Area

S&P Global reported: The Massachusetts attorney general wants the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to delve deeper into whether a small Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion is needed and how it would impact the state’s ability to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals. The filing is another sign states are flexing their muscles in the natural gas permitting process in New England, where a sometimes constrained pipeline system coincides with a challenging regulatory climate for projects. At issue is Tennessee’s 261 Upgrade Projects, which target a constraint at compressor stations 260 to 261 on the TGP system, which would aid the shipping of gas to the Boston metropolitan area. low data compiled by S&P Global Platts shows the segment running at or near capacity on peak demand days, climbing above 1 Bcf/d at times out of a capacity of 1.1 Bcf/d. For more on this story visit spglobal.com or click https://bit.ly/2VzUkPe

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Spiked in 2018 — And It Couldn’t Happen At A Worse Time

Washington Post reported: U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rose an estimated 3.4 percent in 2018, according to new research — a jarring increase that comes as scientists say the world needs to be aggressively cutting its emissions to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change. The findings, published Tuesday by the independent economic research firm Rhodium Group, mean that the United States now has a diminishing chance of meeting its pledge under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to dramatically reduce its emissions by 2025.The findings also underscore how the world’s second-largest emitter, once a global leader in pushing for climate action, has all but abandoned efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming world. For more on this story visit washingtonpost.com or click https://wapo.st/2VxgIZH

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