Where does Spectra Energy’s natural gas come from,
and where does it go?
These maps from
the Moultrie meeting help explain.
Spoiler: from fracking to FPL.
In “Our Portfolio of Assets”, Spectra Energy shows
pipelines running from shale gas formations in and around Pennsylvania and
down the Appalachians into Tennessee, through north Georgia, and into Alabama,
as well as from gas storage facilities in Louisiana
and shale fields in Texas.
So that’s where it comes from:
the Marcellus Shale and its relatives down through
(soon) the Conasauga Shale in north Georgia and Alabama
and into Louisiana and Texas.
Fracking, in other words.
That was not a word that was used by any of the Sabal Trail reps nor a word that
appeared on any of their maps or in any of their handouts.
But fracking is how natural gas is extracted from the Marcellus Shale,
as Andrea Grover presumably knows, since she was
sent to Pennsylvania in April to explain a Spectra Energy gas release from a compressor in Marcellus Shale country.
Where is the gas through the Sabal Trail pipeline supposed to go?
Orlando, to the Sabal Trail Central Florida Hub.
Well, according to
Andrea Grover, Florida Power and Light is “modernizing”.
She explained that FPL has shut down some coal plants,
and is converting to natural gas.
She this map of the Florida Southeast Connection:
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