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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 →

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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 →

Federal judge orders updated environmental review for Keystone XL

Omaha World-Record: A federal court in Montana has ruled that TransCanada must conduct an additional environmental review before it moves forward with the alternative route that has been approved for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The decision is being hailed by those opposing the pipeline as a victory. However, it’s not clear whether the decision […]

August 16, 2018 Read More →

Trump steel tariffs pose a problem for planned U.S. pipeline projects

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): President Donald Trump’s plan to double tariffs on steel imported from Turkey to 50% could place additional financial pressure on Kinder Morgan Inc.’s proposed 1.98-Bcf/d Gulf Coast Express Pipeline LLC and dampen prospects for future U.S. natural gas projects. The escalating trade headwinds for domestic pipeline operators come at a […]

August 14, 2018 Read More →

FERC orders construction halt at Atlantic Coast Pipeline

WV Public Broadcasting: Federal regulators halted all construction of the 604-mile, interstate Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) following a federal court’s ruling this week that invalidated two major federal permits. The Friday evening decision comes just a week after regulators issued a similar stop work order for another major interstate natural gas project, the Mountain Valley […]

August 13, 2018 Read More →
IEEFA update: U.S.-Canada trade tensions could scuttle Kinder Morgan sale of Trans Mountain Pipeline
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IEEFA update: U.S.-Canada trade tensions could scuttle Kinder Morgan sale of Trans Mountain Pipeline

Political hurdles remain on government’s buyout of faltering project

The fate of the unfinished Trans Mountain Pipeline in western Canada may be determined 3,000 miles away — in Washington. The stalled project, designed to link oil-sands fields in Alberta with West Coast ports, would become nationalized under the terms of a deal announced in June that would have the Canadian government buy the pipeline […]