Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)
The proposed propane storage project near Watkins Glen is finally moving forward despite the protests of trustfunder fractivists and others from outside the area.
Some positive movement (finally) for the proposed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or propane storage facility proposed by Crestwood Midstream for a depleted salt cavern along Seneca Lake, near Watkins Glen, NY. Inergy, which was subsequently sold to Crestwood, applied for a permit in 2009 to store LPG in the depleted salt caverns on Seneca Lake. It will also separately do natural gas storage on site.
Since then, the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC), under a series of Democrat governors, has intentionally delayed issuing a permit for the propane storage facility. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave their blessing for the facility last month, and early last week the DEC finally issued draft permit conditions – the next step in the process.