Pipeline Editorial

Support this blog by using my Amazon.com link

Fitzwilliam Pipeline Protest

Advertisements

The case against gas pipelines – CommonWealth Magazine

 

30bd9-10713981_793347454071446_473528129952725545_oThis is the first in a three-part series of opinion pieces that will appear on consecutive Mondays. ON MARCH 20, 1886, the world’s first alternating current electric grid was powered up in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The steam generator, power lines, and transformers were revolutionary and, in the 130 years since, the electric grid has transformed(…)

Source: The case against gas pipelines – CommonWealth Magazine

Will Kinder Morgan’s Plan To Export Natural Gas Give Pipeline Opponents Their Best Argument Against It?

The dubious prospect of a corporate export business built around a pipeline funded by what is effectively a tax casts a long shadow over the public perception of the project. The [Northeast Energy Direct] pipeline would fit neatly into a corporate strategy of expanding presence in the nascent LNG export market.

Source: Will Kinder Morgan’s Plan To Export Natural Gas Give Pipeline Opponents Their Best Argument Against It?

Ain’t Gonna Pass

Kinder Morgan pipeline musings

http://rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?t=poltra-20&o=1&p=26&l=ur1&category=amazonhomepage&f=ifr&linkID=FCT7YKYI3BG64JXJ

Your Amazon purchases help support this blog, Thank You.

“It is often difficult to judge how our actions and their impact on the environment are likely to affect others. What is clear is that we are the only species with the power to destroy the earth. Birds and insects have no such power, nor does any other mammal. And yet if we have the capacity to destroy the earth, we also have the capacity to protect it. I believe we have an urgent responsibility to do so.” 
– Dalai Lama
Much has already been written about the high pressure gas line that is planned to run our towns, and how wonderful this is going to be for America. It will be make some folks rich of course, since it will be exported to higher priced markets offshore. Sadly I fear the deal is sealed. One only need to look at the recent vote for the tar sands oil Keystone pipeline vote. Lots of campaign money went into the coffers for that vote.
I’m going to concentrate my efforts on highlighting our neighborhood. Places that are or might be at risk with this industrial project. I’ll start with Pickity Place since this letter was posted in the local paper:

“Dear Cheryl LaFleur of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Do you remember the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”? Deep in the woods of Mason, New Hampshire, grandmother’s house still exists. If you enter this old house built in 1786, you will see the wolf sound asleep, in grandmother’s bed, with a smile on his face. The big old Ash tree, as seen in the Little Golden book, still stands in front of the cottage. It is the biggest white ash in New Hampshire. Grandmother’s house is now called Pickity Place. It is a wonderful restaurant with a gift shop, a greenhouse and garden shop. It is surrounded by acres of walking trails through old English gardens, filled with flowers and herbs that are used in the restaurant. It is a tranquil, picture perfect place, often the site for special occasions and weddings.

Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas did not do their homework when they chose to become neighbors with this wonderful restaurant. They have proposed to put a 36” pipeline and a compressor station near this historical site.

Kinder Morgan / Tennessee Gas claims they will be helping the economy by providing jobs. These are temporary jobs for out of state workers. If a compressor station is put anywhere near Pickity Place, it will go out of business and 25 local employees will lose their jobs; 350 local vendors will be affected.

Compressor stations are extremely noisy. They are not safe for our environment. They spew out huge amounts of toxins. These toxins include benzene, toluene, sulfuric oxide, formaldehyde and other carcinogens. Residents living 1,500 feet away from compressor sites have suffered from nose bleeds, rashes, headaches, sore throats, dizziness and nausea.

Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas did not do their homework when they chose to become neighbors with this wonderful restaurant. They have proposed to put a 36” pipeline and a compressor station near this historical site.
Kinder Morgan / Tennessee Gas claims they will be helping the economy by providing jobs. These are temporary jobs for out of state workers. If a compressor station is put anywhere near Pickity Place, it will go out of business and 25 local employees will lose their jobs; 350 local vendors will be affected.
Compressor stations are extremely noisy. They are not safe for our environment. They spew out huge amounts of toxins. These toxins include benzene, toluene, sulfuric oxide, formaldehyde and other carcinogens. Residents living 1,500 feet away from compressor sites have suffered from nose bleeds, rashes, headaches, sore throats, dizziness and nausea.
Please do not grant Kinder Morgan’s Petition. Please do not awaken the sleeping wolf.”

Pickity Place
Largest Ash tree in New Hampshire

Pickity Place

Drying Shed at Pickity Place

Flowers and Herbs
Pickity is special

The food and desserts are wonderful
Herbs grown in the garden

What have they done to the earth? 
What have they done to our fair sister? 
Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her 
Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn 
And tied her with fences and dragged her down 

Jim Morrison “When the Music’s Over

Find more about Weather in New Ipswich, NH
Click for weather forecast

New Hampshire Power Line Alternative for a proposed natural gas pipeline (including New Ipswich)

//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&Operation=GetAdHtml&ID=OneJS&OneJS=1&banner_type=setandforget&campaigns=big_events&placement=assoc_banner_placement_default&region=US&marketplace=amazon&tracking_id=poltra-20&ad_type=banner&height=150&width=180&linkid=2TDHW4JYNDJCO7Y2&f=ifr Your Amazon purchases help support this blog
Thank You

http://nhpr.org/post/kinder-morgan-officially-moves-preferred-pipeline-route-nh
Kinder Morgan has proposed a route for a natural gas pipeline through New Ipswich and other nearby towns. The original route through Massachusetts was met with much resistance, so this alternative routed was chosen.
Kinder Morgan has posted a data sheet on their website explaining the benefits to the town with the possibility of gas service. Considering our population density, that seems unlikely.
There will be public hearings in January (see bolded text below)
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Adopts New Routes via Existing Utility Corridors in New Hampshire and New York for Proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 5, 2014– Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), is adopting two alternative routes for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct project to minimize environmental impact and allow for the expansion of natural gas service in the state of New Hampshire. Following a thorough evaluation of feasible route alternatives for the market path of the project from Wright, New York, to Dracut, Massachusetts, the company plans to submit an amended resource report filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Monday, Dec. 8. TGP plans to adopt both the New York Powerline Alternative and the New Hampshire Powerline Alternative, which will utilize existing utility corridors to lessen the environmental impact of the project. TGP is also notifying elected officials, federal and state regulatory agencies, and landowners in proximity to the proposed pipeline of its decision. TGP also noted the proposed route change will enable the company to avoid and substantially minimize the crossing of certain Article 97 properties and areas of critical environmental concern in Massachusetts.
“While evaluating the feasibility of possible routes, which is a critical part of the regulatory review prior to building a pipeline, as we committed to do when we started this process, we have listened to stakeholders and taken their comments and concerns seriously,” said East Region Pipelines President Kimberly S. Watson. “By adopting the New York Powerline Alternative and the New Hampshire Powerline Alternative, TGP will be able to construct significantly more of the pipeline adjacent to and parallel with existing utility corridors in portions of New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, reduce the need for construction in undeveloped portions of the market path region and lessen environmental impacts. Additionally, we are working with Liberty Utilities and others to expand natural gas service into new areas in New Hampshire.”
In November, Liberty Utilities (Pipeline & Transmission) Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (APUC), and a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc. agreed to form a new entity, Northeast Expansion LLC, to undertake development, construction and ownership of a 30-inch or 36-inch natural gas transmission pipeline to be located between Wright, New York, and Dracut, Massachusetts. Under the agreement, APUC will initially subscribe for a 2.5 percent interest in the new entity, with an opportunity to increase its participation up to 10 percent.
The NED Project is being developed to serve specifically the New England region. The New England region, as a whole, stands to benefit from the NED Project as it will bring additional gas supplies to meet the growth needs of local distribution companies, enable New England to sustain its reliance on natural gas-fired generation and lower energy costs by providing scalable transportation capacity attached to lower cost, nearby domestic and abundant Marcellus natural gas supplies. As part of TGP’s fully integrated natural gas pipeline transportation system, the project will provide additional access to diverse supplies of natural gas to customers in the New England region.
With the adoption of the New York Powerline Alternative and the New Hampshire Powerline Alternative, the proposed revised route will now include: approximately 188 miles of new and co-located mainline pipeline facilities, including about 53 miles of pipeline generally co-located with TGP’s existing 200 Line and an existing power utility corridor in western New York near the proposed Market Path Mid Station No. 1; approximately 64 miles of pipeline generally co-located with an existing power utility corridor in eastern Massachusetts; and approximately 71 miles of pipeline generally co-located with an existing power utility corridor in southern New Hampshire, extending east to the proposed Dracut, Massachusetts, Market Path Tail Station. As currently contemplated, exclusive of laterals, the route would be adjacent to or co-located with existing rights-of-way for approximately 90 percent of the mileage. TGP’s filing will reflect the revisions to and a full description of the proposed route and proposed project facilities.

TGP plans to host open houses in the project area beginning in mid January 2015 to provide additional information and answer questions. The open house schedule will be sent to landowners in proximity to the proposed pipeline, towns and communities, and elected officials when the dates and locations for those open houses have been established. The schedule will also be filed with the FERC and posted on the NED Project website: www.kindermorgan.com.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The company’s pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals, and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and third largest energy company in North America with an enterprise value of more than $125 billion. For more information please visit www.kindermorgan.com.
This news release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management, based on information currently available to them. Although Kinder Morgan believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that such assumptions will materialize. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements herein include those enumerated in Kinder Morgan’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and except to the extent required by law, Kinder Morgan undertakes no obligation to update or review any forward-looking statement because of new information, future events or other factors. Because of these uncertainties, readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


Source: Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Media Relations
Richard Wheatley, (713) 420-6828
Richard_wheatley@kindermorgan.com
or
Investor Relations
(713) 369-9490
km_ir@kindermorgan.com
www.kindermorgan.com

Find more about Weather in New Ipswich, NH
Click for weather forecast



No Pipeline in New Hampshire (although I’m sure it is "perfectly" safe)

It’s all about money folk. This is a way to move high pressure natural gas to foreign markets which means HIGHER profits (more expensive there). We get an ugly pipe, risk and a surcharge on our electric bill. Who is the winner?

Kinder Morgan is thinking about the Souhegan Valley as a site because Massachusetts complained too much. I wonder why?

Check out the purple path

Find more about Weather in New Ipswich, NH
Click for weather forecast