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)

• 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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• 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)

• 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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