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This is just a quick diary noting some recent news developments in the energy field that will be of interest to many at DK.

This notice announcing a final Environmental Impact Statement appeared today in the Federal Register regarding the proposed Alaska Gas Pipeline from the AK North Slope region:

EIS No. 20120339, Final EIS, USACE, AK, Alaska Stand Alone Gas
Pipeline, Construction and Operation of a 737 mile Pipeline to
Transport Supply of Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids from Alaska's
North Slope to Fairbanks, Anchorage and the Cook Inlet Area by 2019,
USACE Section 10 and 404 Permits, NPDES Permit, AK, Review Period Ends:
11/26/2012, Contact: Mary Romero 907-753-2773.
Power Engineering has an article indicating that year 2011 was a record year for U.S. coal exports...highest in 31 years.

2011 was record coal export year

Some additional notes on recent significant pipeline matters below the fold.

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This Kinder-Morgan matter involves a petition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for proposed abandonment of the Pony Express Gas Pipeline in NE, WY, CO and KS so that it can be converted to crude oil service.   I don't know whether it would be for tar sands synthetic crude or not.

http://www.gpo.gov/...

This FERC matter involves Southern LNG Company LLC's application a long term LNG export terminal in GA:

http://www.gpo.gov/...

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