FERC Won't Revisit Approval Of Pipeline Under Rio Grande

By Adam Lidgett (November 2, 2016, 3:19 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday stuck by its approval of the construction of a stretch of Energy Transfer Partners' proposed 148-mile Trans-Pecos gas pipeline that crosses the border between Texas and Mexico, saying the rest of the pipeline isn't subject to its jurisdiction.

FERC denied a request by the Big Bend Conservation Alliance to rehear its May approval of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline LLC's application to construct the Presidio border-crossing project, which covers approximately 1,093 feet of 42-inch pipeline that would cross beneath the Rio Grande to supply natural gas to Mexican power plants and industrial customers. FERC said that...

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