Sure you didn’t break something, Sabal Trail? Or did you lose one of your only two admitted customers? If not, why are you still only shipping less than 10% of your stated capacity six weeks after you went to zero for seventeen days? And how can FERC justify eminent domain for taking people’s land and risking our water for a pipeline your own figures persuasively now argue is not needed?
Remember, on November 14, the same day Sabal Trail’s gas dropped to zero, its uncommitted capacity also dropped by 300,000 Dekatherms per day, which is exactly the same as what Duke Energy Florida said it would buy, with “Contract Primary Term Expiration Date” of “10/15/2017.” That’s thirty days before the gas stopped flowing on November 14, 2017. And there’s been no change in Sabal Trail’s uncommitted capacity since then.
Since you seem to have lost 300,000 out of your 700,000 previously-committed capacity, Sabal Trail, and it looks like one of your only two admitted customers, how can you or FERC justify that February 2016 Order for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity, which said:
“…93 percent of the total design capacity of the Sabal Trail project is subscribed under precedent agreements with initial terms of 25 years. This is persuasive evidence of market need for this project.”
Looks like your own posted figures, Sabal Trail, are persuasive evidence that there is no market need for your pipeline boondoggle.
Thanks to WWALS member Janet Barrow who continues to track Sabal Trail’s lack of gas daily.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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