Gas Pipeline

Deerfield wants pipeline ‘royalty’ legislation

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DEERFIELD — The Board of Selectmen wants legislation requiring the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. or any other pipeline company to pay “royalties” on exported natural gas to landowners whose property has been taken by eminent domain for the pipeline — on grounds that such land-takings are allowed “for the greater good” of the community. The board voted Monday night to send state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, and state Sen. Stan … 1

New coalition forms to fight pipeline

Monday, December 15, 2014

Franklin Land Trust and seven other environmental organizations around the region have formed a coalition to fight the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline, hiring a Boston regulatory attorney who specializes in energy issues. The new group, calling itself Northeast Energy Solutions, was created to analyze, advocate and work on public education about not just TGP’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, but also other energy … 2

Deerfield may seek pipeline royalties

Sunday, December 14, 2014

DEERFIELD — With many local residents, businesses and activist groups raising concerns about whether the natural gas that would travel along Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed pipeline would be destined for domestic consumption or export, Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen may attempt to ensure that people whose property the pipeline crosses are properly compensated. At a meeting tonight, selectmen are expected to consider submitting … 0

‘March of Words’ pits pens against pipeline

Friday, December 12, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Pipeline protesters are getting together in libraries, churches and people’s homes in Northfield and beyond for a month-long letter writing campaign. “The Rolling March of Words” is a series of letter-writing events, aimed at telling Massachusetts’ legislators that residents are opposed to Kinder Morgan Co.’s Tennessee … 0

Pipeline co. favors route through NH

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. is shifting its preferred pipeline route through Franklin County into southern New Hampshire as part of a move to avoid restricted state-owned land and to increase the proportion that runs along power line rights … 0

What does pipeline mean for farmers?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

AMHERST — Farmers who sign agreements with Tennessee Gas Pipeline granting easements for the company’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project will be “made whole,” according to the company, but they should also understand all the ramifications of those contracts, they were cautioned, at an annual meeting Thursday of … 3

Gas, pipeline companies make pitch to chamber members

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

GREENFIELD — Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. confirmed its plans Tuesday to alter the preferred path for its Northeast Energy Direct project through Northfield across southern New Hampshire rather than through Warwick, Orange and eastward through Massachusetts on its … 0

Kinder Morgan rejects Deerfield’s pipeline ban

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DEERFIELD — The town’s battle to prevent a proposed natural gas pipeline from passing within its limits continues to heat up, with Kinder Morgan, the parent company of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., firing back against an October decision by the Deerfield Board of Health to ban activities related … 0

Pipeline execs contributed to Baker gubernatorial campaign

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Five top executives of Kinder Morgan — the Houston-based corporation that hopes to build a pipeline through Massachusetts — each made maximum allowable personal contributions the campaign of Gov.-elect Charlie Baker, according to state campaign finance records. The $500 contributions — all made on Election Day — went … 0

Kinder Morgan, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce organize meeting on pipeline for businesses

Monday, November 24, 2014

A statewide industrial group, together with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, has scheduled a Dec. 2 “business community energy briefing” to discuss Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed pipeline. The meeting, which is open by invitation only to the chamber’s board members and to large energy users, is … 4

Pipeline route may detour into N.H.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A route through New Hampshire for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s project has emerged as the primary route for the planned pipeline. TGP, which earlier this month proposed several alternatives to a route that would cross nine Franklin County towns on its path from Wright, N.Y., to Dracut, plans … 0

N. Quabbin Chamber of Commerce refuses pipeline co. membership

Monday, November 24, 2014

ORANGE — When is a business’s interests not necessarily in the interest of a business group? The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce had pause over that question when it considered whether to accept Tennessee Gas Pipeline parent company Kinder Morgan for membership. The chamber’s 12-member board of directors … 0

Compressor stations reason for concern?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

DEERFIELD — When Tom and Ben Clark of Clarkdale Fruit Farm and learned a month or so ago that Kinder Morgan was changing its preferred route for its proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project south from a path that would have cut across their peach orchard, they were relieved, … 1

Forester concerned about pipeline route

Monday, November 17, 2014

As Massachusetts environmental officials negotiate with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. about alternatives to its main proposed route across Massachusetts, one private forest owner has raised concerns that a new alignment to avoid state-owned conservation land could jeopardize his own protected timber land. The recently announced “Article 97 Avoidance … 0

Gas co.: Current customers covered

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — While Berkshire Gas Co. claims that its natural gas supply line is nearly maxed out, forcing a moratorium on new customers, that should have no impact on its 5,700 customers in Franklin County and 3,400 in Hampshire County, according to a company spokesman. Chris Farrell said … 1