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IEEFA report: The vanishing case for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

IEEFA report: The vanishing case for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Declining demand and more affordable renewables raise new questions about viability

January 29, 2019 (IEEFA) — Diminishing consumer demand coupled with more affordable renewables are casting doubt on the overall feasibility and potential profitability of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Oil Change International. The report, The Vanishing Need for the Atlantic […]

January 29, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA report: ‘Canada’s Folly’ could drive national budget deficit 36% higher while ensuring Houston-based Kinder Morgan a 637% gain

IEEFA report: ‘Canada’s Folly’ could drive national budget deficit 36% higher while ensuring Houston-based Kinder Morgan a 637% gain

Purchase of stalled Trans Mountain Pipeline would benefit Texas company at expense of taxpayers; Call for full public disclosure; C$11.6 billion in completion costs for ‘a pipeline project that is unnecessary’

June 26, 2018  (IEEFA)— Canada could see its budget deficit grow by more than a third with the national government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Houston-based Kinder Morgan, according to a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report —“Canada’s Folly: Government Purchase of Trans Mountain Pipeline Risks […]

IEEFA Analysis: The Economic Frailties and Rickety Finances Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline

IEEFA Analysis: The Economic Frailties and Rickety Finances Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline

Shippers Are in a Position Now to Renegotiate Contracts; Oil Prices Have Tanked Since Deals Were Signed; Long-Term Outlook for Project is Deeply Uncertain

Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has sparked considerable public controversy, bringing national attention to issues that include tribal sovereignty and risks to drinking water. Less publicized are the project’s financial weaknesses, and the fact the pipeline may represent a substantial overbuilding of the Bakken’s oil-transport infrastructure. The report that we released today in partnership […]

November 16, 2016 Read More →
Two Pipeline Expansion Projects in Appalachia Indicate a Rush Toward Overbuilding

Two Pipeline Expansion Projects in Appalachia Indicate a Rush Toward Overbuilding

Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines Pose Risk to Ratepayers, Communities, and Investors

We’ve published a report today that concludes that two natural gas pipelines proposed for construction from West Virginia into Virginia and North Carolina are indicative of a rush toward industry overbuilding. The study, “Risks Associated With Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Across Appalachia,” examines the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would traverse West Virginia into eastern […]

April 27, 2016 Read More →

More News and Commentary

Dominion: Atlantic Coast pipeline may cost $7.5 billion, not be built until 2021

Reuters: Dominion Energy Inc said on Friday the estimated cost of its Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina has risen to $7.0 billion-$7.5 billion, adding that it has delayed the expected completion date to early 2021. The company said previously the project would cost an estimated $6.5 billion-$7.0 billion, excluding […]

February 4, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA report: The vanishing case for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

IEEFA report: The vanishing case for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Declining demand and more affordable renewables raise new questions about viability

January 29, 2019 (IEEFA) — Diminishing consumer demand coupled with more affordable renewables are casting doubt on the overall feasibility and potential profitability of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Oil Change International. The report, The Vanishing Need for the Atlantic […]

January 29, 2019 Read More →

Bernstein analysts say Mountain Valley, Atlantic Coast pipeline projects may not get finished

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Even with 10 Bcf/d of new pipeline capacity added in the past 15 months, Appalachia’s pipeline buildout may be finished, putting the completion of late comers such as the EQM Midstream Partners LP-led Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC project and the Dominion Energy Inc.-led Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC project in doubt, […]

January 29, 2019 Read More →

Virginia reconsiders approval of water permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The Virginia State Water Control Board might cancel a state-issued Clean Water Act Section-401 water quality certification for the 2-Bcf/d Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC natural gas transportation project after the state sued the developer for water-related environmental violations. The board voted to hold a hearing to “consider the revocation” of […]

December 17, 2018 Read More →

Dominion suspends work on Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline

Platts: Dominion Energy has suspended construction on the full 600-mile route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, except for some ‘stand-down’ activities, after an appeals court stay last week, the company told the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Friday. Dominion said its action to halt work on the natural gas project was in response to the […]

December 10, 2018 Read More →

U.S. State Department to conduct new review of Keystone pipeline

Reuters: The U.S. State Department will conduct another environmental review of TransCanada Corp’s long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, a U.S. official said on Friday, a move that could lead to additional delays of the project. The so-called supplemental environmental impact statement was ordered by Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court in Montana in […]

December 3, 2018 Read More →

Federal judge halts Keystone XL construction pending new environmental analysis

CNBC: A federal judge in Montana halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday on the grounds that the U.S. government did not complete a full analysis of the environmental impact of the TransCanada project. The ruling deals a major setback for TransCanada and could possibly delay the construction of the $8 billion, […]

November 9, 2018 Read More →

IEEFA Australia: Energy Market Commission should amend national gas laws to curb massive price hikes

IEEFA and Environmental Justice Australia urge removal of exemption allowing Jemena to pass high pipeline costs on to consumers

Nov. 7, 2018, SYDNEY (IEEFA): The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) are seeking an amendment to Australia’s national gas rules to ensure energy prices become affordable and market competitive in Australia. IEEFA and EJA lodged the amendment request with the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) which makes […]

November 6, 2018 Read More →

Keystone XL pipeline fight heads to Nebraska Supreme Court

Omaha World-Herald: Attorneys for opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and TransCanada will square off Thursday morning before the Nebraska Supreme Court in a lawsuit that could erect a new roadblock to construction of the $8 billion project. Landowners who oppose the pipeline, as well as environmental groups and Indian tribes, are seeking to nullify […]

November 1, 2018 Read More →

Sioux tribe sues U.S. over Keystone XL approval

Casper Star-Tribune: Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota sued the Trump administration on Monday, claiming it approved an oil pipeline from Canada without considering potential damage to cultural sites from spills and construction. Attorneys for the Rosebud Sioux tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Reservation asked U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls, […]

September 11, 2018 Read More →