The Blue Ridge plant is a joint venture between Duke Energy and First Energy Ohio, the parent company of the Duke Energy plant in Wilmington, Ohio.
The Blue River pipeline transports natural gas from the plant to a distribution hub in Pennsylvania.
The refinery, located just north of Wilmington, supplies the refinery with electricity, but it was not producing much natural gas.
That changed last summer when a severe weather event swept through the region.
The Blue Ridge refinery is part of a $2 billion plant that Duke Energy is building at the Wilmington plant.
The refinery was expected to produce as much as 2.5 million metric tons of natural gas a day.
Duke Energy said it could provide 1.3 million metric ton of natural and liquefied natural gas to the refinery every day.
Duke Energy is providing an additional $2 million to the Blue Ridge Energy plant as part of the contract to buy the facility and will contribute $3 million more in cash.
The facility was slated to be shut down for about a week after the storm, but Duke Energy was able to find another facility that was less vulnerable to the weather, said Kevin Stott, spokesman for First Energy OHIO.
The natural gas pipeline is the only way to deliver the gas to a refinery.
It has been the backbone of the Wilmington refinery for decades, Stott said.
It is located near the intersection of the Blue River and the Blue Hill River.DUKE ENERGY CONFIRMS DELAY IN FULFILLMENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DEPARTMENTS QUARTERLY REPORT By KAREN WOODSTOCKCNN article The State of Delaware is working to meet its commitments to comply with a new federal order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a deadline of January 6 to meet federal requirements for reducing carbon emissions from power plants and power plants equipment, such as refrigeration units, according to a statement from Delaware Gov.
Delaware will have until January 9 to comply.
The EPA also announced a requirement for Delaware to begin reducing greenhouse gas pollution from its power plants by 2020.
The EPA is issuing an enforcement notice to Delaware’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for violations of the Clean Air Act and other federal environmental laws, according the statement.
The Delaware Department of Energy and Public Works (DEEPW) is conducting an investigation into the violations and is taking steps to expedite the enforcement action.DEEP, which is responsible for the energy delivery system at Delaware’s nuclear plants, has a legal obligation to make the necessary repairs and ensure compliance, DEEPW said in a statement.
In January, the Department filed an action in U.S. District Court to compel Delaware to comply, and the court ordered Delaware to submit its plans to the EPA for completing the necessary repair work.
The Delaware Department will have the opportunity to appeal the order.