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Spire STL Gets FERC Nod to Keep Missouri Pipeline Running (1)

Sept. 14, 2021, 1:51 PM; Updated: Sept. 14, 2021, 3:54 PM

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order early Tuesday allowing Spire STL to temporarily keep its natural gas pipeline running in Missouri.

The temporary certificate will assure adequate natural gas supplies to Spire Missouri and its customers while the agency reconsiders the project following an order by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, FERC said. The appeals court said in June that FERC ignored evidence of self-dealing and failed to seriously weigh the need for the pipeline when it approved the project.

Commissioner James Danly wrote in dissent Tuesday that the agency’s order violates the Natural ...

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