Pipeline owner seeks OK for pipeline abandonment
MONROE - Federal regulators have denied a request from American Midstream Partners to speed up consideration of its proposed abandonment of the Midla natural gas pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi.
On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission refused to shorten the objection period for people opposed to the abandonment.
American Midstream asked for a 10-day window during which people could file complaints. The federal agency more than doubled that request by granting a 22-day intervention window. Interventions are due by May 2.
American Midstream wants regulators to make a decision about the abandonment by July 1.
The pipeline provides natural gas to areas in southwest Mississippi and eastern Louisiana.
American Midstream wants to abandon the pipeline over safety concerns because of the pipeline's age.