Precedent agreements for 90+% of the pipeline’s capacity
was FERC’s excuse for PennEast yesterday, the same as for Sabal Trail two years ago.
Yet Sabal Trail apparently already lost 4/7 of its supposedly solid customer base
and is not even shipping any gas.
Even a dissenting FERC Commissioner spelled out that such shaky “need”
does not justify environmental damage nor invasion of property rights
through federal eminent domain.
Sure, Commissioner LaFleur, we should trust PennEast with the
Delaware River like
FERC told us to trust Sabal “Sinkhole” Trail about the Suwannee River?
On New Year’s Day
Sabal Trail removed Duke Energy Florida (DEF) from its customer index.
On November 14, 2017,
Sabal Trail’s gas flow dropped to zero,
and Sabal Trail increased its Uncommitted Capacity by 300,000 Dekatherms per day,
exactly the same as DEF formerly contracted for,
thirty days after DEF’s initial contract expired.
That leaves FPL as Sabal Trail’s only customer, with its 400,000 DTH/day.
Four sevenths of of 93% is only about 53%,
which is not even the 75% Commissioner Richard Glick also mentioned in
in his Friday dissent from the
4:1 FERC rubberstamp of the PennEast pipeline,
which also happens to be a feeder for Sabal Trail through Transco.
Meanwhile, during freezing weather in Florida,
Sabal Trail shipped zero gas
for much of November and January (and hardly any in December):
how is that need?
Lost Duke Energy Florida, Sabal Trail?
Commissioner Glick’s opening paragraph also sums up
the recent WWALS motion to FERC to reject, shut off, and revoke Sabal Trail: Continue reading