Southeast Energy News

Texas pipeline company denied exclusion to steel tariff

PIPELINES: A $1.1 billion Texas shale pipeline is denied an exclusion to the Trump administration’s steel tariff in the first major ruling on an energy project since the tariffs went into effect. (Reuters)

MORE:
• Several people protest construction of a 9-mile Virginia Natural Gas pipeline in Chesapeake, Virginia. (Virginian Pilot)
• TransCanada’s Columbia Gas Transmission pipeline is back in service after an explosion last month in West Virginia. (Reuters)
• A Houston-based company has nearly $1.5 billion of natural gas pipeline projects underway. (Construction Dive)
• Despite protests and legal challenges, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana is expected to be completed on time. (The Advocate)

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SOLAR:
• South Carolina solar companies seek a compromise with lawmakers and utilities over net metering caps when the legislature returns net year. (Greentech Media)
• The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy launches two websites to engage Florida voters on solar energy policies. (Solar Power World)
• Solar energy powers a stretch of road in rural Georgia that could be the world’s first sustainable highway. (U.S. News & World Report)
• Construction begins on a 20 MW solar project in Alabama. (Solar Power World)
• A solar development company says it will invest $340 million for 17 solar projects in a South Carolina county. (Hartsville Messenger)
• Solar panels made in San Antonio, Texas power one of NASA’s newest buildings. (San Antonio Business Journal, subscription)

EFFICIENCY: Arkansas regulators order higher energy efficiency goals for electric utilities. (Arkansas Times)

CLEAN ENERGY: Fort Smith, Arkansas officials create a clean energy action plan for the city. (Times News)

OIL AND GAS:
• Duke Energy subsidiary Piedmont Natural Gas announces plans to build a liquefied natural gas storage facility in North Carolina. (Utility Dive)
• A plan to lease more land for oil and gas drilling near a reservoir in South Texas that already has leaking gas wells draws criticism from residents. (E&E News, subscription)

COMMENTARY: South Carolina lawmakers cut utility rates but are ignoring bigger problems that stem from a failed nuclear project, a columnist writes. (Post and Courier)

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