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Gas now flowing through Sabal Trail pipeline

Construction is complete on phase one of the Sabal Trail pipeline project.

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Pipeline in Alabama, Georgia, Florida set to open soon

A 515-mile underground natural gas pipeline in Alabama, Georgia and Florida is expected to be fully operational by the end of the month.

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Sabal Trail, Florida SE Connection are now piping fuel to FPL

 Florida Southeast Connection, NextEra Energy’s 126-mile natural gas pipeline, began operations Wednesday morning.

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Sabal Trail gas pipeline gets FERC nod to start deliveries to Florida utilities

An FPL spokesman said the project is expected online this week after almost a year of construction, according to The Palm Beach Post. The project totaled $4 billion and was developed by a consortium including Spectra, NextEra Energy and Duke Energy. 

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Sabal Trail pipeline on track to be operational by end of month

The Sabal Trail pipeline, a 515-mile interstate underground natural gas pipeline that will travel through Lee County and three other Alabama counties, will be partially operational next week and fully operational by the end of the month.

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FERC OKs Trio of Transco-to-Florida Pipelines in Time to Beat the Heat

 A new pathway for Florida-bound natural gas has been cleared for service just in time for the summer cooling season.

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FERC gives Sabal Trail go-ahead to start service on gas pipeline

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted Sabal Trail Transmission permission to start service on part of the 515-mile, 1 Bcf/d natural gas pipeline, which would boost supplies to the Southeast.

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Sabal Trail Pipeline nears completion

The Sabal Trail pipeline will be partially operational next week supplying gas to Florida Power and Light before becoming fully operational by end of the month.

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JUST IN: FPL pipeline done, but when will it pump natural gas?

 After just nine months, construction is complete on the $4 billion 685-mile natural gas pipeline slated to begin delivering fuel to Juno Beach-based Florida Power & Light’s South Florida plants by May 31.

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Boys and Girls Club of Albany reveals new collaborative center

On Friday, April 21, 2017, the Boys and Girls Club of Albany held a special ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Collaboration Learning Center.

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Marcellus/Utica Gas Soon Heading to Florida Penninsula via Sabal Trail

 Spectra Energy (and partners NextEra Energy and Duke Energy) are building a $3.2 billion, 515-mile interstate natural gas pipeline in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to deliver Marcellus gas to the southeast. The project, called Sabal Trail Transmission, has been underway for the past three+ years and is due to be completed and online in June–two months from now.

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Sabal Trail Pipeline partners with local communities

 Almost everyone has seen the myriad of trucks traveling down our local roads carrying monstrous, 36-inch diameter, 80-foot long pieces of steel pipe. The impact of the pipes and their future function will have advantages for Alexander City and the surrounding communities. The Sabal Trail Pipeline project has already created jobs, poured millions of dollars into the city’s economy and will boost its revenue for years to come.

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Sabal Trail Transmission provides scholarship opportunities to SGTC students

 The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Foundation recently received a $50,000 grant from Sabal Trail Transmission to provide scholarships to deserving students in the industrial, transportation, public service, and medical programs at SGTC. 

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Gas pipeline remains on target

 Sections of pipe are being lowered into the ditch after being welded together as part of Sabal Trail’s construction of a natural gas pipeline. This part of the project is near State Road 50 in Sumter County. 

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Sabal Trail Gives Scholarship Money to RIVEROAK

Sabal Trail, in partnership with RIVEROAK Technical College (RTC), has established a scholarship program for students attending RTC.

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Grover: Sabal Trail pipeline safe, necessary

As a representative of Sabal Trail, I want to address issues raised in a recent Tallahassee Democrat article, alleviate concerns and explain why the pipeline is needed.

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Sabal Trail pipeline progressing quickly in Georgia

Turn on a light or dishwasher, or on a sweltering August afternoon the air conditioner, and there’s a good chance those things are running on power generated using natural gas.

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Mica: Sabal Trail pipeline will provide safe, affordable energy

Several features on pipeline protests prominently displayed in Sunday’s Tallahassee Democrat should give great pause to all Floridians. The articles seem to try to lend support to environmental activists pledging to import actions employed at other infrastructure projects (e.g. the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline).

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Troy Construction gives to Christmas Love Project

Troy Construction recently partnered with the Christmas Love Project to get bicycles and other gifts for Colquitt County’s children in need. In addition to the bicycles that were purchased, the company matched the donations with a $2,500 company check to help ensure that these families not only received bikes but additional toys and necessities as well. The company, which is laying the local portion of the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline, also helped Wallace with a food drive at Thanksgiving.

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Sabal Trail Pipeline Project brings jobs and economic boost to community

Nearly 1,200 construction workers are in Alabama installing over 86 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline and a compressor station in Alexander City.

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Natural gas pipeline being built from Alabama to Florida

OPELIKA — A more than 500-mile-long pipeline under construction in east Alabama will take natural gas through Georgia on its way to Florida. 

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Sabal Trail gas pipeline to start construction in Lee County

Construction of a 515-mile natural gas pipeline from Alabama to Florida soon will begin in Lee County.

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Troy Construction gives $9,000 in food, money to Colquitt County Food Bank

A company installing the Sabal Trail pipeline in Colquitt County has opened its hearts and wallet in support of the community’s food bank.

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In the pipeline

The Sabal Trail pipeline will be 515 miles long, stretch over three states and measures 36 inches in diameter.

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$50,000 gift means more CVCC scholarships

A $50,000 gift from a joint venture constructing an interstate natural gas pipeline will produce more scholarships for students at Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Sabal Trail Transmission’s grant to the CVCC Foundation will generate 20 $500 scholarships per year for the next five years, the college announced in a news release. Students in the adult education, applied technology and public safety programs will be eligible to apply for the scholarships, starting in the spring 2017 semester.

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Sabal Trail Transmission partners with CVCC to offer $50,000 towards scholarships

Chattahoochee Valley Community College, the CVCC Foundation, and Sabal Trail Transmission have signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide $50,000 worth of opportunity for CVCC students. Specifically, adult education, applied technology and public safety students will be able to apply for scholarships beginning spring 2017 semester.

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Santa Fe College Foundation Receives Funds to Establish New Scholarship

The Santa Fe College Foundation recently received $50,000 from Sabal Trail Transmission LLC/Spectra Energy to establish a scholarship fund for students attending Santa Fe College. The Sabal Trail Community Scholarships will be awarded to students who are planning to enter the regional workforce through one of the Career and Technical Programs (certificates or apprenticeships), Emergency Response programs or one of the STEM degree programs. The scholarship was designed to focus on developing specific job skills to enable students to enter the workforce more quickly or to develop new skills to advance their career in a technical field. These scholarships will be made available to full or part-time students beginning with the Spring 2017 semester.

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Sabal Trail donates $50 thousand to ATC

As the Sabal Trail pipeline roots itself in Dougherty County, the company is also planting money into the community.

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Education Notebook: Albany Tech Foundation Receives Scholarship from Sabal Trail Transmission

The Albany Tech Foundation has received a one-time educational scholarship of $50,000 from Sabal Trail Transmission. Andrea Grover, director of Stakeholder Outreach with Sabal Trail, presented the check to Albany Technical College President Dr. Anthony Parker, Thursday afternoon.

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DCSS Receives $400k Donation for Personal Wifi Devices

Officials with Sabal Trail Transmission made a $400,000 donation today to the Dougherty County School System meant to help bridge the digital divide that some students within the system face when trying to use electronic learning devices at home.

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Sabal Trail donates $400,980 to Dougherty County School System for WiFi hotspots

Officials with Sabal Trail Transmission, the company that is building a $3.5 billion Alabama-to-Florida natural gas pipeline that will come through part of Dougherty County, continued the company’s program of involving itself in communities in which it works with a significant donation to the Dougherty County School System.

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Gas pipeline will be safe, efficient

Recent opinion editorials published in the Citrus County Chronicle raised questions regarding the Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail) natural gas pipeline. Concerns included greenhouse gas emissions and safety, as well as the impacts to Florida’s wetlands, unique karst environments and drinking water. As a representative of Sabal Trail, I would like to address these questions in an effort to alleviate any concerns and correct misinformation being communicated by some.

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Sabal Trail Pipeline Looks to be Community Partner

Signs of activity are visible in several locations across Tallapoosa County as construction on the Sabal Trail natural gas transmission pipeline has begun. From grading at site work on the site of a compressor station on Brick Plant Road near Alexander City to right-of-way clearing along many of the 111 parcels of property that the trail will cross in Tallapoosa County, activity has ramped up.

Sabal Trail road construction begins in Dougherty County

Sabal Trail has started clearing and grading operations in the southern portions of Dougherty County. These operations will be followed by pipeline installation and site cleanup. All operations will be done with an “assembly line” approach starting in south Dougherty County and moving northerly through the county.

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Library upgrades equipment with Sabal Trail grant

The Dougherty County Public Library will modernize some of its services thanks to a grant.  A representative from Spectra Energy delivered a check of more than $27,000 as part of the Sabal Trail Community Grant Program.

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Sabal Trails makes donation to Dougherty Co. Library

Dougherty County Library received a huge check today, and they plan on buying more than just books with it. The donation came from Sabal Trails as part of the company’s community outreach efforts. It totals to $27,320, and Sabal Trails presented the check today at the downtown library branch. Dougherty County Library Director Pauline Abidde said the library plans to help all five of its branches with the money.

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Construction begins on Sabal Trail pipeline

Construction work on the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline has begun in south Dougherty County. The construction is taking place along Hancock Road, off Highway 19 near the Mitchell County line.

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Solar alone won’t be enough

With the passage of Amendment 4 after last week’s primary vote, you might be under the impression that the Sunshine State is making hay from our abundant natural resource and creating a healthy amount of energy from solar.

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Sabal Trail donates $50k to SU

While the underground natural gas pipeline being constructed by Sabal Trail is expected to bring substantial economic benefit to the East Alabama area, the Southern Union Foundation is also reaping benefits from the project.  

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A $3.2B Southeastern pipeline clears final regulatory hurdles for construction

Developers of the Sabal Trail pipeline intend to construct in five separate segments, each slated to become operational simultaneously. While the Corps of Engineers has approved construction, it came with caveats: developers will be required to purchase credits offsetting wetlands impacts.

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Natural gas pipeline construction approved, will supply FPL

Federal regulators have given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the southern portion of a $3.2 billion natural gas pipeline slated to supply Florida Power & Light Co.’s South Florida plants.

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$3.2B Sabal Trail pipeline finalized; construction to begin

Construction of a new $3.2-billion natural gas pipeline that will travel through three Southeastern states could begin within a week after the project received its final approvals on Friday despite years of challenge from environmental groups. 

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Companies behind Sabal Trail donate to Dougherty Co. Library

The companies behind Sabal Trail, the controversial 500 mile natural gas pipeline that will run through much of southwest Georgia are now giving away grant money. 

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Sabal Trail pipeline to help Florida expand gas & solar energy

Natural gas, particularly when used in combination with solar energy, generates far fewer emissions than coal or oil. Though Sabal Trail project partners are prepared to splash out over $3.5 billion to build two gas transit pipelines that will alleviate current supply bottlenecks – land right issues pushed back construction start to early 2017.

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Sabal Trail pipeline to help Florida expand gas & solar energy

Natural gas, particularly when used in combination with solar energy, generates far fewer emissions than coal or oil. Though Sabal Trail project partners are prepared to splash out over $3.5 billion to build two gas transit pipelines that will alleviate current supply bottlenecks – land right issues pushed back construction start to early 2017.

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Sabal Trail Gets Easement Win For $3B Natural Gas Pipeline

A Florida federal judge on Tuesday allowed Sabal Trail Transmission LLC to condemn easements in Lake County, Florida, so that it can construct a $3 billion, 516-mile natural gas pipeline running from Alabama to the Sunshine State.

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Andrea Grover: Sabal Trail: Pipeline poses no threat

The Ocala Star-Banner recently published an editorial raising questions regarding the Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail) natural gas pipeline that will, once constructed, run through Marion County. As a representative of Sabal Trail, I would like to address these questions in an effort to alleviate any concerns

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Leesburg may tap into gas pipeline

Some affected landowners and environmentalists may not be happy with plans for a new gas pipeline through Lake County, but the city of Leesburg considers it a blessing. 

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At contractor fair, jobs in the pipeline Sabal Trail project readying for construction

The Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline will soon be on its way through Citrus County, but it will take thousands of hands to get it here.

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Sabal Trail prepares for gopher tortoise project

The backers of the Sabal Trail pipeline project have received permission to begin “pre-construction gopher tortoise mitigation” in Alabama and Georgia.

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Editorial: Sabal Trail Pipeline

The Federal Government gave the green light to a controversial natural gas pipeline that many people passionately fought to stop. 

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Proposed $3.2B Sabal Trail pipeline approved by feds

 A proposed $3.2 billion natural gas pipeline has been approved by federal energy regulators.

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FERC OKs Sabal Trail, Related Florida-Focused Pipeline Projects

FERC on Tuesday issued certificates for three connected projects entailing construction of 685 miles of pipeline and 339,400 hp of compression to transport up to 1.1 Bcf/d of natural gas to power generation and other markets in Florida and the southeastern United States.

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NextEra, partners get green light for natural gas pipeline

Federal regulators have given the go-ahead to a controversial $3.2 billion 685-mile natural gas pipeline slated to supply Florida Power & Light’s South Florida plants.

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Sabal Trail gets go-ahead

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized Sabal Trail Transmissions to begin construction on the company’s interstate natural gas pipeline.

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Feds say pipelines would have limited environmental impact

Staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a report Friday that said hundreds of miles of pipelines that would deliver natural gas to Florida would have a relatively limited environmental impact.

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Natural gas pipeline wins another approval

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its final environmental assessment of the planned 515-mile Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline. Like the draft analysis released months ago, FERC staff said the pipeline project, which is opposed by a slew of environmental groups, “would not result in a significant cumulative impact on the environment.”

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Pipeline clears environmental review

On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline project, which includes a leg into Citrus County.

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FERC says Sabal Pipleine project wont have significant impact on the environment

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has concluded that construction and operation of the Sabal Pipeline would not result in a significant impact on the environment.

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Sabal Trail clears permit challenge

A Florida administrative law judge has rejected a challenge by an environmental group to the Department of Environmental Protection’s intent to issue a permit for the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline.

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Florida judge backs natural-gas pipeline, cites 'public interest'

Saying the project is in the "public interest," an administrative law judge Friday rejected an environmental group's challenge to a planned pipeline that would carry natural gas from Alabama to Central Florida.

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Sabal Trail Pipeline releases 2,000 page study

Folks gathered at the Albany Civic Center to tell the federal government what they think about the proposed Sabal Trail natural gas Pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission wants to hear from them about a new 2,000 page study on the natural gas pipeline. If it’s approved, it would come through Southwest Georgia as it carries gas from Alabama to Florida. This is one of many meetings that commissioner Roger Marietta has encouraged citizens to attend to oppose the construction of this pipeline. 

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State will allow pipeline under rivers

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources approved the Sabal Trail Pipeline running under several rivers and creeks Wednesday.

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FERC: Sabal's proposed pipeline impact 'less than significant' on environment

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently released an over 2,000-page draft environmental impact study (EIS) on the proposed Southeast Market Pipelines (SMP) project, which includes the Sabal Trail pipeline project slated to cut through Suwannee and Hamilton counties. FERC staff, with the assistance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, produced the EIS.

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South Georgia pipeline moves forward

The proposed Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline cleared another regulatory hurdle Wednesday with state approval for the pipeline to pass under five Southwest Georgia rivers and creeks.

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Sabal Trail pipeline environmental impact ‘not significant,’ feds say

While the planned Sabal Trail pipeline faces some organized public opposition, the project continues to receive a favorable reception from state and federal regulators.

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Gas pipeline slated to supply FPL’s plants faces opposition

A proposed $3.5 billion natural gas pipeline is either essential to Florida’s energy future or a looming disaster that has the potential to damage the iconic Suwannee River and the state’s fragile limestone Floridan Aquifer on its way to Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

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Proponents say pipeline could bring jobs, businesses

Proponents of the Sabal Trail pipeline say it could bring big businesses to Dougherty County. The pipeline faces strong opposition in the Albany area due to environmental concerns.  Spectra Energy plans to place two taps on the pipeline in Dougherty and Mitchell Counties that companies could use to power their facilities.  

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Duke Energy Pipes Up

The Sabal Trail pipeline from Alabama to Central Florida has scored a new investor and a new customer. And they both happen to be Duke Energy.

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Sabal Trail buys option on new compressor site

Despite a proposal by Sabal Trail Transmission to move the proposed site of a compressor station that was to have been located along Newton Road, one of the county landowners who has opposed from its inception construction of a natural gas pipeline that would run through a portion of Dougherty County says the action is little more than a smokescreen.

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Sabal Trail pipeline construction to begin next year, Lee County Commission told

Construction on the Sabal Trail Transmission natural gas pipeline could begin as early as 2016, a representative for the project told the Lee County Commission Monday.

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Our View: Good news and bad in the business sector

Berg officials said the new contracts will create about 140 new jobs in Panama City, increasing Berg‘s staff to more than 300. Under those contracts Berg will build natural gas pipeline infrastructure for new pipelines that will transport gas from Southwest Alabama to Georgia and Florida. They also are building pipe for projects that will deliver natural gas to the Central U.S. and Canada.

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Berg Pipe nabs contract for Florida pipeline project

Steel pipemaker Berg Pipe was awarded another contract for two pipeline projects in the Southeastern U.S., adding to the company's backlog. The deal calls for about 625 miles of pipeline to existing natural gas infrastructure in the southeastern U.S., the company announced this week.  

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UPDATE: Berg Pipe wins big with pipeline contracts

Just months after securing the largest order in company history, Berg announced a pair of new contracts Monday that it says will help support hundreds of local jobs. The two major orders will be used for the construction of 625 miles, or 346,000 tons, of new natural gas pipeline to serve the southeastern U.S., according to a company news release.

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Sabal Trail: Setting the record straight

The following information was sent to the Jasper News from Bascom Communications & Consulting, LLC Senior Vice President Kristen Bridges about the concerns brought up at the open house in Jasper regarding the Sabal Trail pipeline.

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Natural gas pipeline plans moving forward

Plans to expand one of the nation’s largest natural gas pipelines are moving ahead, with an application set to be filed in less than a month on a project that will directly affect Alexander City and Tallapoosa County.

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Sabal Trail to conduct open house

Sabal Trail Transmission LLC is conducting an open house for local government officials and residents from Dougherty County and surrounding areas at 5 p.m. Monday at Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S. Front St.

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Sabal Trail to hold open house event

Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, will be holding an open house in Jasper for folks in Hamilton and Suwannee counties Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. The event will be located at Florida Gateway Golf & Country Club, 8055 US 129 South, Jasper.

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Company preparing to submit natural gas pipeline application to FERC

Sabal Trail Transmission is getting set to submit its formal application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on a proposed 500-mile natural gas pipeline that would start in Tallapoosa County and end in Florida.

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Public information meeting held for proposed pipeline

On Monday, a public information meeting was held for residents of Dougherty County to ask and voice their concerns to Sabal Trail, the company behind the proposed natural gas pipeline, and compressor station.

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Proposed pipeline; noise should not be a factor

On Monday, Dougherty County residents attended the Dougherty County Commission meeting, voicing concerns about the proposed pipeline coming to the county.

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Sabal Trail natural-gas pipeline to bring cleanest of fuels to Southeast

After holding more than 50 open houses and public meetings in communities along the Sabal Trail pipeline route and hearing from government officials, public agencies, landowners, community organizations and key stakeholders, the natural-gas project is moving forward.

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The Sabal project

After holding more than 50 open houses and public meetings in communities along the pipeline route, and hundreds of meetings with government officials, public agencies, landowners, community organizations and key stakeholders, the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline is moving forward.  The Sabal Trail underground pipeline is a 474-mile, open-access natural gas pipeline that will bring additional affordable, clean natural gas supplies to Alabama, Georgia and Florida, increasing the diversity and reliability of the region’s energy delivery system and positively impacting the economy in the Southeast region of the United States…

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Guest column - Sabal Trail pipeline: listening to the public, moving forward

After holding more than 50 open houses and public meetings in communities along the pipeline route, and hearing from government officials, public agencies, landowners, community organizations and key stakeholders, the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline is moving forward.

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Controversial pipeline could provide economic benefit for Marion

New government data show that natural gas distribution has undergone significant growth in recent years — a trend that could benefit Marion County’s tax coffers…On the local front, Sabal Trail Transmission LLC has proposed building a 460-mile underground pipeline connecting a distribution plant in east central Alabama to Orlando. The pipeline would cut through part of western Marion County. If the pipeline wins approval, it could mean significant tax revenues locally…

Duke Energy slates open house for gas plant plans

Duke Energy Florida has scheduled an open house on the proposed combined-cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County.

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Sabal Trail project still in pre-filing stage

A proposed natural gas pipeline is still in the pre-filing stage while the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gathers concerns regarding its construction, said Tamara Young-Allen, spokesperson for FERC. Sabal Trail Transmission pipeline will travel through Florida including Suwannee and Hamilton counties. According to Allen, the pre-filing stage will continue until the company files an application or seeks to terminate the pre-filing process, which means they will not file an application.

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Proposed EPA ruling could affect power customers

Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) Community Relations Manager Baynard Ward recently gave an informative and interesting presentation on the state of the power industry and the effects of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed restrictions on coal-firing power plants, which is part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Early estimates state the new proposed rule by the EPA will cost about $50 billion a year and will take away more than 200,000 jobs, Ward said.

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Natural-gas plant not tied to pipeline construction

Construction of Duke Energy’s $1.5 billion power plant in Citrus County is not dependent on completion of the controversial Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline.

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Duke to build natural gas plant here, close coal plants

Duke Energy Florida on Tuesday said it plans to build a $1.5 billion natural gas power plant in Citrus County and shut down two coal-fired generating units here.

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Duke Energy plans to spend $1.9 billion on power plants

With its nuclear plant crippled and two of its coal plants too old and dirty to meet pollution limits, Duke Energy has announced nearly $1.9 billion worth of plans to build or upgrade several units that run on natural gas.

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Duke Energy Florida plans to scrap coal power plants, switch to natural gas

Continuing a series of major changes, Duke Energy Florida said it plans to build a $1.5 billion natural-gas power plant in Citrus County while also shutting down two old coal-fired generating units.

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Pipeline route under Santa Fe River being shifted westward

When geologist David Brown learned that a proposed natural gas pipeline might cross beneath the Santa Fe River near his family's property, he developed a report in his free time detailing the problems with that plan.

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Fracking not an issue with pipeline for FPL’s plants, firms say

Federal regulators charged with permitting a $3.5 billion 591-mile natural gas pipeline that would extend from Alabama to Martin County don’t have to consider the environmental impact of fracking, the companies that want to build the pipeline say.

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FPL's proposed $3.5 billion natural gas pipeline faces opposition

Beth Gordon, a former Wellington resident, moved to Williston in rural Levy County five years ago. She and her husband own a 32-acre horse farm there.

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EPA questions gas pipeline planned through North Central Florida

Federal environmental regulators want more details about a proposed natural gas pipeline that will pass through Alachua County, including a fuller explanation about why the project is needed in the first place.

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EPA letter lists concerns with Sabal Trail

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week questioned the proposed route of a natural gas pipeline that could traverse Colquitt County, expressed environmental concerns and asked for an examination of whether more electrical generation is needed.

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Commisioners give support to natural gas pipeline plans

With the blessing of the Board of Osceola County Commissioners, a new underground pipeline which will bring more capacity to serve the state with natural gas will pass through parts of the county when it is built and goes into service sometime in 2017.

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Brooks urges deep-dug pipeline

Brooks County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution earlier this month encouraging Sabal Trail to bury its proposed natural gas pipeline two feet deeper than the three-feet requirements. “We do a lot of farming over here, and that was the loudest concern was making sure we try to encourage Sabal Trail to make sure they went the extra mile to make sure their investment, and our citizens were protected,” said Justin DeVane, Brooks County administrator.

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Deadline nears to hear pipeline comments

Over the past six months, there has been a growing concern among Dougherty County citizens about a proposed natural gas pipeline. County commissioners held a listening session Thursday morning with Congressman Sanford Btshop. This comes a few days before the April 20th deadline to hear public comments which was set by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Dougherty County residents air concerns about natural gas pipeline

A listening session on a planned natural gas pipeline that would come through Dougherty County attracted a mix of property owners, group representatives and lawyers Thursday to the Government Center on Pine Avenue. Of the 50 who attended, several took the opportunity to air concerns and suggest possible remedies to the proposed Sabal Trail Transmission Gas Pipeline project and a planned accompanying compressor station. 

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U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop to take part in pipeline listening session

Two Dougherty County Commissioners and one of their former colleagues who is running to rejoin them have scheduled a listening session at 10 a.m. Thursday with U.S. House District 2 Congressman Sanford Bishop to discuss the proposed Sabal Trail Transmission Gas Pipeline project and a planned accompanying compressor station that could transport up to a billion cubic feet of natural gas a day through portions of the county.

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Commissioners to hold public meeting on proposed gas pipeline

Folks concerned about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Dougherty County can voice their opinions during a  meeting on Thursday.

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Residents speak out on proposed gas pipeline

While a proposed natural gas pipeline through Lake and Sumter counties might bring jobs and reduce power plant emissions, residents drilled home a common plea last week at a public meeting in Clermont: Can it go someplace else?

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Man fears natural gas pipeline will disturb cemetery

Frank Atkins wants a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut across Citrus County to take another route.

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Sabal Trail pipeline meeting today

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will have a public meeting in Dunnellon today on the proposed Sabal Trail natural gas transmission pipeline.

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Residents cite environmental, safety risks with proposed interstate pipeline system

The people who turned out to a public meeting Monday on a proposed interstate pipeline system were emphatic in explaining their concerns about the project’s potential environmental impacts and safety risks.

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Pipeline meeting March 26

On Wednesday, March 26, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will have a public meeting in Dunnellon on the proposed Sabal Trail natural gas transmission pipeline.

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Pipeline opponents speak out at hearing

Comments from residents this week on a proposed natural gas pipeline through the area ranged from concerns that it be placed deeply enough in the ground to we don’t want it. If approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the 460-mile pipeline’s path would take it through Colquitt County and also through parts of nearby Brooks, Dougherty, Lowndes and Mitchell counties. In addition, one compression station is planned for Georgia, in Dougherty County.

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Colquitt Co. residents speak up on proposed natural gas pipeline

A public hearing is underway now in Moultrie so people concerned about a proposed natural gas pipeline can give their opinions to federal regulators.  Wednesday, Colquitt County Commissioners passed a resolution urging developers of the Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline to bury the line at least 5-feet deep to protect agricultural areas. 

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Sabal Trail meeting gets personal

Approximately one hundred concerned citizens of Lowndes County gathered at the Holiday Inn off of W. Hill Avenue Tuesday night for the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) scoping meeting for the proposed Sabal Trail Transmission. At the meeting FERC laid out their review process for natural gas pipelines, addressed questions about procedures, and had a court reporter transcribing additional questions and comments that could not be addressed at that time.

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Large crowd takes pipeline concerns to federal officials at Albany meeting

While others pondered and expounded on the complexities of the proposed 460-mile Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline projected to run through a large portion of south Dougherty County, Melvin George’s take on the controversial project was one of simplicity. “Here’s the shortest route, the one that makes the most sense: Come down directly from where the pipeline originates (near Alexander City, Ala.) to the Florida state line,” south Dougherty resident George, one of some 20 residents who spoke during a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission scoping meeting…

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FERC holds meeting to discuss Sabal Trail pipeline

South Georgians continue to voice their opinions about the natural gas pipeline proposed to run through parts of South Georgia. Representatives with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission were in Valdosta Tuesday night to hear public comment on the pipeline being proposed by Sabal Trail. The representatives will use the public comment to help compile an economic impact statement, which has to be done before the pipeline project can be approved. 

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County urges minimum depth for Sabal Trail pipeline

 As the largest and most diverse agricultural county in Georgia, the prospect of a 100-foot construction zone for a pipeline project raises concerns in Colquitt County.

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Sabal pipeline meeting held Monday

Residents who could be impacted by a proposed natural gas pipeline have a chance to voice their concerns about the project. Some area residents hope the meeting will jump-start new ideas and perhaps change where they want to put down the line.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds pipeline hearing

An underground pipeline capable of carrying a billion cubic feet of natural gas a day could pass through the Hidden Lakes area of Dougherty County and many other neighborhoods in south Georgia. Monday night, folks who live near the proposed route spoke out. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held its first hearing on the project tonight in Albany.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission To Hold Public Meetings Concerning Sabal Trail Pipeline

Some residents of Lowndes County are ready to tell the federal government exactly how they feel about a natural gas pipeline running through their back yards. "The Georgia Democrats feel that there's a moral obligation to leave the world as beautiful and majestic as we found it and the pipeline, it does not do that", says Gretchen Quarterman, Chairman of the Lowndes County Democratic Committee.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to conduct pipeline hearings

For those in the region who feel the planned 460-mile Sabal Trail transmission pipeline, which will transport natural gas from Tallapoosa County, Ala., to Osceola County, Fla., has no impact on them, involvement by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the pipeline’s permitting process is simply the next step.

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Sabal Trail/Gilchrist County to meet Feb. 20

The Gilchrist County Commission heard good news last week. 
Sabal Trail Transmission, the contractor for the 465-mile natural gas pipeline that is expected to run through Gilchrist County, will meet with county officials in a public hearing scheduled for February 20 at 5 p.m. in the Gilchrist County Commission.

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County commission meetings to focus on Sabal Trail pipeline

Colquitt County Commission will receive updates Monday and Tuesday on a proposed natural gas pipeline that could pass through the county.  County Attorney Lester Castellow, who recently met with his counterparts from Brooks, Dougherty and Lowndes counties, is scheduled to address commissioners about the project during a Monday afternoon commission work session. And representatives of Sabal Trail, the company that is building an Alabama-to-Florida gas pipeline will address commissioners at Tuesday night’s commission meeting.

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Sabal Trail Open House Tonight in Moultrie

The Sabal Trail gas pipeline company has scheduled another open house for tonight.

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Pipeline to bring natural gas to state

Florida Power & Light Co. is on the cusp of getting the pipeline it has long wanted to carry natural gas from elsewhere in the nation to Central and South Florida to run the utility's power plants.

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Sabal Trail Transmission Opens Office in Valdosta

Agents representing three counties affected by the Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline will occupy the new office on North Patterson Street.

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Sabal Trail opens Valdosta office

Sabal Trail Transmission, the company formed to run a natural gas pipeline from Alabama to Florida, has rented office space in Valdosta.

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Sabal Trail gas pipeline ‘quite a way off,’ officials say

After scheduling meetings on two of the busiest days in Colquitt County, the group behind a proposed natural gas pipeline say they will be back.

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Landowners hear about gas pipeline

Ninety percent of South Lake property owners contacted about a natural gas pipeline possibly crossing their lands have agreed to let survey crews look around, and many of those landowners got a look this week at what’s in store for them with the $3.5 billion project.

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Possible pipeline through Colquitt County

Sabal Trail Transmission had their second meeting with Colquitt County to inform and allow residents to ask questions about a massive pipeline proposal Thursday evening. A 465-mile long gas pipeline from Florida to Alabama may be taking route through Colquitt County. Moultrie Technical College hosted the open forum today where residents expressed concerns about their property.

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At open house, Sabal Trail presents plans for natural gas pipeline

Using maps, charts and even cookies, the builder of a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline sought to explain how the project would affect people in western Marion County.

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Gas pipeline will be discussed in Groveland

A company planning to build a 465 mile-long natural gas pipeline from Alabama to Florida has a public meeting planned Thursday in Groveland.

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Public invited to learn about Alabama-to-Florida natural-gas pipeline at open house

The public is invited to learn Thursday about plans for a natural-gas pipeline starting in Alabama that cuts through Sumter and the southwest corner of Lake.

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Sabal Trail Speaks To Lowndes County Commission

 Sabal Trail Transmissions met with Lowndes County Comissioners and concerned citizens yesterday to discuss their proposal of a natural gas pipeline through the southwest corner of Lowndes County. The proposed pipeline would run from Alabama to Florida.

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Proposed pipeline cause concern locally

Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC held open house meetings both in Live Oak and Branford last week to provide information and address any concerns residents have regarding a natural gas pipeline the company intends to build and install by 2017.

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Five things you need to know for Dec. 10, 2013

Local residents can hear about how the multibiliion-dollar Sabal Trail Transmission natural gas pipeline will affect the community at open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Dunnellon High School, 10055 SW 180th Ave. Road.  Officials from Sabal Trail, the company building the pipeline, and federal regulators will discuss details and answer questions about the project.

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Sabal Trail gives information on pipeline project

Lowndes County Commissioners are getting their chance to learn about a proposed natural gas pipeline that is to be built through south Georgia.

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Pipeline open house set

Local residents, and specifically those in the Dunnellon area, have an opportunity Tuesday to learn more about how a multibillion-dollar natural gas pipeline will affect the community.

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Sabal Trail Addresses Lowndes County Commission

Valdosta, GA - The Lowndes County Commission and concerned citizens addressed representatives of Sabal Trail Transmission at the Commission's meeting on Monday. Sabal Trail hopes to build a natural gas pipeline from Alabama to Florida...which would also pass through Lowndes County.

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Transco expansion paving way for pipeline proposal

While Sabal Trail Transmission continues to work on its proposed $3.2 billion gas pipeline project that would start in Tallapoosa County, there is another related proposal that makes that project possible.

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Sabal Trail pipeline in works for Citrus

A natural gas pipeline planned for Citrus County would connect to the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline.

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Gas pipeline would aid energy security: Editorial

Just as Florida has two main railroad lines that bring freight into the state, we have two pipelines that bring in natural gas from other Gulf Coast states. But the pipeline that crosses the Gulf of Mexico is said to be at 100 percent capacity. The other, which runs above ground from Texas into Central Florida, is expected to reach 94 percent capacity by 2017.

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Public gets chance Thursday to learn more about proposed pipeline

Sabal Trail Transmission, the company building a 474-mile natural-gas pipeline from Alabama into Florida, has begun a round of open houses for the public and will host one Thursday evening for Alachua and Gilchrist counties.

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Local Want Answers After Learning A Natural Gas Pipeline Might Go In Their Yard

Tallahassee FL-474 miles of pipeline could soon makes its way through Alabama, Georgia and Florida and some aren't very happy about it.

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Pipeline planned for Citrus

Public meetings on the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

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Needed new pipeline for natural gas

Just as Florida has two main railroad lines that bring freight into the state, we similarly have two natural gas pipelines that bring in fuel from other Gulf Coast states.

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Sabal Trail plans open houses

A series of open house meetings are scheduled for the month of December to discuss a proposed natural gas pipeline.

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Public invited to proposed gas pipeline open house events

Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC will be hosting two open house meetings for the interested public to learn more about the underground natural gas pipeline project that is proposed to come through Suwannee County.

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Proposed pipeline causes concerns

While Trail Transmission’s proposed $3.2 billion pipeline starting in Alexander City still has to gain FERC approval, residents near the project’s proposed compressor station are expressing concerns.

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Company’s safety track record examined

In 2008, the Energy Information Administration estimated that there were more than 210 natural gas pipeline systems in the United States. 

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Pipeline opposition meeting planned this weekend

A group of citizens opposed to the Sabal Trail pipeline will meet at the Valdosta City Hall Annex, 300 N. Lee St., Valdosta, GA 31601, Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Residents opposed to natural gas pipeline

Energy, one of Sabal Trail’s parent companies, has a link on its website titled “The Art of Transporting Natural Gas.” This link explains the pipeline components, compressor stations, metering stations, valves, and control stations. 

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A new natural gas pipeline could soon connect Tallapoosa County to Florida. It's part of a more than 3 billion dollar project that could give the area an economic boost. Still, not everyone in Alexander City supports it. Read More>

Landowners and other area stakeholders impacted by Spectra Energy’s proposed $3 billion Alabama-to-Florida natural gas pipeline talked informally with representatives of the company at a community forum Thursday evening.

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Natural gas pipeline proposed to run from Tallapoosa County to Florida

A natural gas pipeline is being proposed to connect Tallapoosa County to Florida.

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Gas Pipeline Planned for Alexander City

A new natural gas pipeline could soon connect Tallapoosa County to Florida. It's part of a more than 3 billion dollar project that could give the area an economic boost. Still, not everyone in Alexander City supports it.

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Citizens hear about proposed gas pipeline

Community members and landowners got a chance to gather information on a pipeline project that would stretch all the way down to Florida – starting from Alexander City.

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New Gas Pipeline Topic Of Two Public

Plans to construct a portion of a new natural gas pipeline through Polk County will be the topic of two public meetings. 

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Plans For New Gas Pipeline Watched By Local Property Owners

Natural gas is all the energy rage these days. 

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Sabal Trail Transmission Sets Pipeline Meeting

Sabal Trail Transmission Representative Brian Farenthold has scheduled a meeting with the Lowndes County Commissioner and Lowndes County residents for December 9th. 

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Pipeline meeting set; Commissioner gathers opposing views

Lowndes County residents can meet with a representative from a company wanting to build a natural gas pipeline from Alabama to Florida. 

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Natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Alabama to Florida is in the works

A $3.5 billion, 600-mile natural-gas pipeline system that will stretch from Alabama into Florida is still in the planning stages, but homeowners near the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe rivers in Florida are concerned because the routes being proposed might run through their neighborhoods.

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Florida Today – By The Numbers

In these days of 24/7 news, we are swamped by metrics. We get numbers from newspapers, from television, from the Internet. Statistics seems to fall from the sky.

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PSC Oks New Natural Gas Pipeline

State regulators on Thursday approved the construction of a third major natural gas pipeline that will increase Florida's capacity by 20 percent at a cost of $3 billion.

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Public Service Commission approves 591-mile natural gas pipeline to Treasure Coast

To meet the Florida’s increasing reliance on natural gas, state regulators supported plans Thursday by Florida Power & Light to develop a natural-gas pipeline stretching 591 miles from Alabama to the Treasure Coast.

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Regulators give ok to natural gas pipeline plan

State regulators are signing off on a plan by Florida's largest electric company to invest in a new 600-mile natural gas pipeline.

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State regulators give ok to FPL pipeline plan

State regulators are signing off on a plan by Florida's largest electric company to invest in a new 600-mile natural gas pipeline.

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PSC approves third natural gas pipeline for FPL

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved Florida Power & Light Co.’s (FPL) contracts for a planned 600 m pipeline system to bring more natural gas into the state, a critical component to Florida’s energy future. Commissioner Julie Brown said, “The need for this project is indisputable at this time.”

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Florida regulators clear way for FPL natural gas pipeline

State regulators gave their OK Thursday for Florida Power & Light Co. to enter into long-term natural gas contracts for gas that will be transported through a proposed $3.5 billion, 591-mile pipeline.

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State regulators clear way for FPL natural gas pipeline

A proposed $3.5 billion natural gas pipeline took a leap forward Thursday and by 2017 is expected to be providing fuel to run Florida Power & Light Co.’s plants.

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5 things to know in Florida for Oct. 25

State regulators are signing off on a plan by Florida's largest electric company to invest in a new 600-mile natural gas pipeline. 

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PSC Approves Third Natural Gas Pipeline for Florida

On Thursday, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved the prudence of Florida Power & Light Co.’s (FPL) contracts for a planned 600-mile pipeline system to bring more natural gas into the state.

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Contracts for natural gas pipeline through Florida get initial OK

A $3.5 billion, 600-mile natural-gas pipeline system that will stretch from Alabama into Florida is still in the planning stages, but homeowners near the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe rivers are concerned because the routes being proposed might run through their neighborhoods.

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Sunburn for 10/24 – A morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics

Florida Public Service Commission:  Holds an agenda conference in Tallahassee to consider issues including a petition by Florida Power & Light Co. to build a new natural gas pipeline across the state. 

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Regulators expected to consider proposed new natural gas pipeline today

The Florida Public Service Commission is expected to vote today on Florida Power & Light Co.’s proposed $3.5 billion natural gas pipeline slated for completion by 2017.

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Pipeline Would Cut Through Florida & Georgia

A proposed gas pipeline could wind through Lowndes County.

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Trans-state natural gas pipeline approved for FPL

As the state's dependence on natural gas grows, regulators on Thursday backed plans by Florida Power & Light to build a two-section, 591-mile Alabama to Indiantown natural-gas pipeline project.

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Florida PSC approved third major natural gas pipeline

State regulators approved the construction of a third major natural gas pipeline Thursday that will increase Florida's capacity by 20 percent at a cost of $3 billion.

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Florida’s Newest Natural Gas Pipeline Closer To Becoming A Reality

The Florida Public Service Commission has approved Florida Power and Light’s contracts with the companies that will build a new natural gas pipeline in the state.

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Pipeline bringing gas, concerns to Floridians

A new gas pipeline is coming to Florida that will pump up to a billion cubic feet a day to Florida Power and Light customers.

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Gas Pipeline Planned – what’s your thought?

Sabal Trail has proposed building a 36-inch buried natural gas transmission line along a 700-mile-long route from western Alabama to a point just south of Orlando.  The pipeline route cuts diagonally through most of Sumter County.

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Residents uneasy about proposed pipeline locations

North Florida and South Georgia residents could soon see a new natural gas pipeline in their backyards,  but some Lowndes County residents say they aren't happy about a possible pipeline added to their property. They held a meeting last week to discuss their concerns.

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Lowndes residents oppose Fla. Pipeline

Sabal Trail Transmission held an open house at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College last week to explain the Florida natural gas pipeline expected to run through South Georgia. 

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Residents want changes made to gas pipeline

The Sabal Trail Transmission Company held a landowner informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Bell High School cafeteria.

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Pipeline becoming reality for residents

Though construction has not begun, a proposed natural gas pipeline located in part of western Dougherty County has already become real for some residents.

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MansonBolves Informs Property Owners Affected by the Sabal Trail Transmission Pipeline Project

MansonBolves, Attorneys at Law, launched GasLineLandTake.com, a website that informs property owners who may be affected by the new Sabal Trail Transmission interstate pipeline project of their rights. 

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Meeting on Gas Pipeline is Monday in Kissimmee

Developers of a new natural gas pipeline through Florida will present information on their plan at a public meeting Monday in Kissimmee.

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Florida officials to host energy summit

Florida officials are looking at energy needs and conservation in the Sunshine State.

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Putnam pitches cutting energy taxes for businesses, shoppers

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants an annual sales-tax holiday on energy-saving appliances similar to the back-to-school tax holiday.

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Residents attend pipeline forum

Concerned residents attended a public forum Monday night at Albany Technical College, hoping to get more information about a proposed natural gas pipeline that will run through western Dougherty County.

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FPL Official Wows Energy Crowd With Foreign-Oil Gotcha Sunshine State News

If the first day of the Florida Energy Summit had one knock-your-socks-off moment, it was Michael DeBock's announcement that over the last 11 years, Florida Power & Light Co. has reduced its consumption of foreign oil by 98 percent.

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Proposed Pipeline Aimed At Diversifying Florida’s Natural Gas Delivery System

Florida is one of the top states when it comes to natural gas consumption, but according to energy industry officials, much of the gas the state uses is stored elsewhere. 

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Citizens learned about pipeline Monday night

People afraid of a proposed natural gas pipeline that could go right through their neighborhoods gathered Monday night to learn more about it and express their opposition.

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Lines of communication strengthened on proposed pipeline

Representatives from Sabal Trail Transmission were just a few of the resources on hand during a meeting Monday night to educate the public on a 470 mile pipeline that will run straight through Albany.

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Florida officials set to host energy summit (AP)

Florida officials are looking at energy needs and conservation in the Sunshine State.\

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Putnam Pitches Cutting Energy Taxes for Businesses, Shoppers

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam wants an annual sales-tax holiday on energy-saving appliances similar to the back-to-school tax holiday.

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Regulatory staff gives nod to proposed $3.5 billion pipeline

Florida Power & Light Co. will need additional natural gas to power its plants by 2017, and a proposed $3.5 billion pipeline is the most cost-effective way to go, state regulatory staff said Friday.

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Spectra Energy to add as much as 7.3 bcfd pipeline capacity by 2017

Spectra Energy has more than 3.3 bcfd of US natural gas pipeline expansions under way, with another 4 bcfd of capacity in development. 

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Spectra Energy to expand pipeline capacity by 2017

During the recent Platts Pipeline Expansion & Development Conference in Houston, Spectra’s Director of Business Development, Greg Crisp, detailed the company’s future plans. 

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Planned gas pipeline concerns landowners

Unease continues to build as landowners in Dougherty County prepare for an early October public hearing with representatives of Spectra Energy to discuss a planned 465-mile Alabama-to-Florida natural gas pipeline that is expected to run through Southwest Georgia, including 21 miles in Dougherty County, reports the Albany Herald.

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Pipeline dangers worry Dougherty County residents

As local stakeholders prepare for an “early October” public hearing with representatives of Spectra Energy to discuss the planned 465-mile Alabama-to-Florida natural gas pipeline that is expected to run through Southwest Georgia, including 21 miles in Dougherty County, a growing sense of unease continues to build.

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Sierra Club cautions regulators about too much dependency on natural gas

Florida needs to take a look at its increasing dependency on natural gas as the primary fuel to run its electricity plants, a Sierra Club representative told the Florida Public Service Commission Wednesday.

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Spectra Energy to add up to 7.3-bcfd pipeline capacity by 2017

Spectra Energy has more than 3.3 bcfd of US natural gas pipeline expansions under way, with another 4 bcfd of capacity in development. 

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Pipeline Intersects Area: Sabal Trail project runs from Alabama to Florida

Matthew Woody reports, The Valdosta Daily TimesSun Sep 22, 2013, 08:00 AM EDTSabal Trail Transmission, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy, has partnered with Florida Power & Light to run a natural gas pipeline from Tallapoosa County in Alabama to Osceola County in Florida. 

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Dougherty residents turn out for pipeline information

Dougherty County families turned out in numbers to hear information about a natural gas pipeline that's set to pass through their property. 

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Pipeline officials look to ease concerns

 

A proposed pipeline that could run through part of Dougherty county would be one of the safest lines in North America, according to an energy officials looking to build.

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Spectra official discusses natural gas pipeline

Dougherty County officials got their first official briefing Monday on the 465-mile Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline that is projected to run under a 21-mile stretch of the county. 

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UPDATE: Dougherty County residents ask for pipeline to be re-routed

South Georgians, worried about a proposed natural gas pipeline, learned more about the project in a public meeting Monday (9-16).

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Gillionville gas project brings out residents

Monday morning in the Dougherty County Commission meeting, residents expressed their concerns about a natural gas pipeline that would pass through Gillionvile Road. 

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Some residents oppose pipeline path

Some South Georgians say a Multi-Billion-Dollar natural gas pipeline that could be built through Dougherty County may cause irreparable harm to the environment and endanger hundreds of lives.

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County Commission hears concerns about pipeline

One of the Dougherty County property owners who would be impacted by the proposed Sabal Trail Transmission natural gas pipeline scheduled to deliver 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day to meet Florida’s growing power needs asked the Dougherty County Commission Monday to help secure a less intrusive route for the pipeline. 

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Local opposition to natural gas pipeline growing

Dougherty County landowners who’ve been contacted by representatives of a group planning the 465-mile Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline projected to run underneath their property say they’re not convinced by assurances that the $3 billion project is safe.

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MID-COURSE CORRECTION/GAS PIPELINE TO BE REROUTED

New route won’t pass beneath Ichetucknee….

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Natural gas pipeline could come through Dougherty County

ALBANY — The late-July one-sentence news release was innocuous enough, making its way across various area news desks without so much as a second look.

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FPL’s 2013 pipeline looks better than FPL’s 2009 pipeline

In 2009, the Florida Public Service Commission rejected Florida Power & Light’s proposed $1.5 billion natural gas pipeline. This year, FPL is requesting a $3.5 billion pipeline project. Why does FPL think that this time will be different?

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AROUND SOUTH FLORIDA WITH ELGIN JONES 08-01-13

Florida Power & Light has contracted with Spectra Energy Corp., a Houston company, in a joint venture to build a new natural gas pipeline. 

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$US3 billion interstate pipeline for Florida

Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, a joint venture of Spectra Energy and NextEra Energy, Inc., has been awarded a 748.34 km interstate natural gas pipeline project by Florida Power &Light Company.

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FPL selects Sabal Trail Transmission and Florida Southeast Connection to build new natural gas pipeline system into Florida

Florida Power & Light Company announced last week that its evaluation of proposals for additional natural gas transportation capacity determined that the best, most economical solution for ensuring Florida’s continued access to the clean, affordable, U.S.-produced fuel necessary to meet the growing electricity needs of the state’s residents and businesses is a combination of a natural gas pipeline and interconnection hub to be built by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, and a second natural gas pipeline to be built by Florida Southeast Connection, LLC.

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FPL says natural gas most cost effective energy option

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) will go ahead with a combination natural gas pipeline and interconnection to ensure it can continue to meet its customers' growing electricity needs with clean, affordable, U.S.-produced fuel. 

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Paul Bain: Help for owners facing land grab for natural gas pipeline

Following a July 26 announcement by Florida Power & Light Co. to build two natural gas pipelines totaling 590 miles, hundreds of property owners may face the unwanted taking of their land. \

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Proposed pipeline, connector project follow legislation that provides expedited permitting

A proposal to extend a natural gas pipeline and connector 340 miles across Florida follows the Legislature's approval of bills to provide expedited permitting for interstate pipeline projects.

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Spectra Energy Corp to construct USD3bn interstate pipeline for safe, affordable, clean burning natural gas to the Southeast US

Natural gas company Spectra Energy Corp SE reported on Friday the receipt of a USD3bn, 465-mile interstate natural gas pipeline project to provide transportation services for power generation beginning in May 2017.

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FPL selects Sabal Trail Transmission, Florida Southeast Connection to build new natural gas pipeline system

Florida Power & Light Co. announced its evaluation of proposals for additional natural gas transportation capacity determined that the solution is a combination of a natural gas pipeline and interconnection hub to be built by Sabal Trail Transmission LLC and a second natural gas pipeline to be built by Florida Southeast Connection LLC.

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FPL selects Sabal Trail Transmission and Florida Southeast Connection to build new natural gas pipeline system into Florida

Power & Light Company today announced that its evaluation of proposals for additional natural gas transportation capacity determined that the best, most economical solution for ensuring Florida's continued access to the clean, affordable, U.S.-produced fuel necessary to meet the growing electricity needs of the state's residents and businesses is a combination of a natural gas pipeline and interconnection hub to be built by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, and a second natural gas pipeline to be built by Florida Southeast Connection, LLC.

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Spectra executive dishes on $3B pipeline

Natural gas is replacing other fossil fuels in the heating of many East Coast homes and businesses — and that’s perhaps nowhere more apparent than on a map of Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp.’s pipelines, which are moving the commodity around North America.

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Florida Expands Gas Grid, add hub to improve supplies for power generation

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), the state's largest utility and gas user, has selected Sabal Trail Transmission and Florida Southeast Connection to build two natural gas pipelines and an interconnection hub worth over $3.5 billion to help dent growing regional electricity demand.

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Sabal Trail Awared 465-Mile Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Project by Florida Power & Light

Spectra Energy Corp today announced that Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail), a joint venture of Spectra Energy and NextEra Energy, Inc., has been awarded a 465-mile interstate natural gas pipeline project by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to provide transportation services for their power generation needs beginning in May 2017.

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Natural Gas Pipeline System to be Built in Fla.

Florida Power & Light Co. has selected Sabal Trail Transmission and Florida Southeast Connection to build a new natural gas pipelines system.

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Spectra Energy to construct $3B interstate pipeline into Florida

Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) reports that Sabal Trail Transmission LLC (Sabal Trail), a joint venture of Spectra Energy and NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE), has been awarded a 465-mile interstate natural gas pipeline project by Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) to provide transportation services for its power generation needs beginning in May 2017.

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FPL Selects Sabal Trail Transmission and Florida Southeast Connection for Pipeline Expansion into Florida

The Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Friday announced that its evaluation of proposals for additional natural gas transportation capacity determined that the best alternative is a combination of pipelines and interconnection hub to be built by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, and a second natural gas pipeline to be built by Florida Southeast Connection, LLC.

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FPL, Spectra Energy Corp. team up on $3B pipeline

Florida Power & Light Co. said late Friday that it has chosen Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) as a partner in a joint venture to build a new natural gas pipeline.

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Spectra, NextEra to team up on $3B gas pipeline

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. will spend $3 billion to build a 465-mile pipeline that will bring natural gas from Alabama to Georgia and Florida.

Spectra, NextEra to team up on $3B gas pipeline

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. will spend $3 billion to build a 465-mile pipeline that will bring natural gas from Alabama to Georgia and Florida.

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FPL moves forward with major pipeline plans

Saying the state needs another source of natural gas, Florida Power & Light on Friday announced plans for two new pipelines that would stretch more than 300 miles through the northern, central and southeastern parts of the state.

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Spectra JV to build multibillion-dollar pipeline

A joint venture between Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) and NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE) will build a $3 billion interstate pipeline into Florida, the companies said Friday.

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FPL announces Spectra Energy Corp. partnership on $3B pipeline

Florida Power & Light Co. said late Friday that it has chosen Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) as a partner in a joint venture to build a new natural gas pipeline.

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FPL's Planned Pipeline to Cross Polk

TALLAHASSEE | Saying the state needs another source of natural gas, Florida Power & Light on Friday announced plans for two new pipelines that would stretch more than 300 miles through the northern, central and southeastern parts of the state, including through Polk County.

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Spectra-NextEra JV wins $3 bln Florida natgas pipeline contract

NextEra's Florida Power and Light (FPL) utility has selected the Sabal Trail Transmission JV to build the 465-mile pipeline, which could carry 1 billion cubic feet per day, from Alabama through Georgia to Florida.

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Spectra, NextEra to team up on $3B gas pipeline

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. will spend $3 billion to build a 465-mile pipeline that will bring natural gas from Alabama to Georgia and Florida.

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Spectra, NextEra to team up on $3B gas pipeline

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. will spend $3 billion to build a 465-mile pipeline that will bring natural gas from Alabama to Georgia and Florida.

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Spectra, NextEra to team up on $3B gas pipeline

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. will spend $3 billion to build a 465-mile pipeline that will bring natural gas from Alabama to Georgia and Florida.

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Spectra Energy To Construct $3 Billion Interstate Pipeline into Florida

HOUSTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NY SE: SE) today announced that Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail), a joint venture of Spectra Energy and NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), has been awarded a 465-mile interstate natural gas pipeline project by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to provide transportation services for their power generation needs beginning in May 2017.

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Pipeline Could be a Reality

Details are starting to emerge about the path of a massive underground natural gas pipeline that will cross through Chambers County. The pipeline is a project proposed by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to provide natural gas for the state’s increasing power generation needs. It would cover an estimated 465 miles and traverse parts of Tallapoosa, Chambers and Lee Counties and continue into Georgia and then Florida. The start of the pipeline would be Tallapoosa County, where a compressor station would be constructed.

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FPL Selects Sabal Trail Transmission And Florida Southeast Connection To Build New Natural Gas Pipeline System Into Florida

JUNO BEACH, Fla., July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Florida Power & Light Company today announced that its evaluation of proposals for additional natural gas transportation capacity determined that the best, most economical solution for ensuring Florida’s continued access to the clean, affordable, U.S.-produced fuel necessary to meet the growing electricity needs of the state’s residents and businesses is a combination of a natural gas pipeline and interconnection hub to be built by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, and a second natural gas pipeline to be built by Florida Southeast Connection, LLC.

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Spectra Energy To Construct $3 Billion Interstate Pipeline into Florida

HOUSTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NY SE: SE) today announced that Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail), a joint venture of Spectra Energy and NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), has been awarded a 465-mile interstate natural gas pipeline project by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to provide transportation services for their power generation needs beginning in May 2017.

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FPL MOVES FORWARD WITH MAJOR PIPELINE PLANS

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, July 26, 2013.........Saying the state needs another source of natural gas, Florida Power & Light on Friday announced plans for two new pipelines that would stretch more than 300 miles through the northern, central and southeastern parts of the state.

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Spectra plans to build $3 billion natural gas pipeline to Florida

Pipeline company Spectra Energy has agreed to a $3 billion deal with Florida Power & Light to build a new natural gas pipeline between Alabama and Florida, the Houston-based company announced Friday afternoon.

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FPL moves forward with major pipeline plans

Saying the state needs another source of natural gas, Florida Power & Light on Friday announced plans for two new pipelines that would stretch more than 300 miles through the northern, central and southeastern parts of the state.

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Spectra Energy To Construct $3 Billion Interstate Pipeline into Florida

HOUSTON, JULY 26, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ -- Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) today announced that Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail), a joint venture of Spectra Energy and NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), has been awarded a 465-mile interstate natural gas pipeline project by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to provide transportation services for their power generation needs beginning in May 2017. 

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Spectra-NextEra joint venture to invest $3 billion in natural gas pipeline for Florida utility

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — A joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. will spend $3 billion to build a 465-mile pipeline that will bring natural gas from Alabama to Georgia and Florida.

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Spectra Wins $3 Billion Interstate Florida Gas Pipeline Project

Spectra Energy Corp. (SE:US) will build a $3 billion interstate natural gas pipeline with NextEra Energy Inc. (NEE:US) to supply the fuel for Florida’s growing power generation needs.

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SPECTRA, NEXTERA TO TEAM UP ON $3B GAS PIPELINE

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. will spend $3 billion to build a 465-mile pipeline that will bring natural gas from Alabama to Georgia and Florida.

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FPL proposes to build a natural gas pipeline to Orlando

Florida Power & Light Co. formally launched its quest Friday to build a $3.6 billion pipeline that would turn Orlando into what likely will rank as the state's most critical natural-gas hub as part of ensuring that power plants don't run short of the fuel in coming years.

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FPL selects Houston company, seeks to build $3.5 billion natural gas pipeline

Florida Power & Light Co. said today it has selected Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. to build the northern 465 miles of a proposed natural gas pipeline, and it plans to self-build the 126-mile southern portion.

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FPL awards big natural gas pipeline contract

Florida's largest utility awarded a Texas firm a $3 billion contract to build a third major natural gas pipeline into the state that would run from Alabama through the heart of the peninsula.

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Pipeline to Bring Natural Gas to Florida Utilities

Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. will build a $3 billion pipeline ... Florida Power & Light, the anchor customer for the new pipeline system.

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Spectra, NextEra Team Up On $3B Gas Pipeline

A joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. will spend $3 billion to build a 465-mile pipeline that will bring natural gas from Alabama to Georgia and Florida.

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Natural gas pipeline would extend through this area

Sabal Trail Transmission LLC, which has proposed an interstate pipeline system that would run through part of Alachua County, is contacting homeowners whose properties sit along the planned path to inform them of the project and welcome their input.

Sabal Trail submitted the project in response to a request for proposal (RFP) from Florida Power & Light Co., which wants to establish a natural gas pipeline that would run from Alabama to Martin County in South Florida. The entire pipeline that FPL envisions would cover about 700 miles.

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