Obrador Energy Sector Picks Met With Skepticism

Analysts reacted with almost uniform wariness and skepticism to the announcement by Mexico's next president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of his picks for top energy sector posts and of a 175 billion-peso ($9.43 billion) plan to "rescue" the industry. Read More

PHMSA Mulling Changes to Natural Gas Pipeline Class Location Regs

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) for its existing class location requirements for natural gas transmission pipelines as they pertain to actions operators must take following class location changes because of nearby population growth. Read More

Industry Groups Urge FERC to Reaffirm Pipeline Certification Process

FERC received hundreds of public comments before last Wednesday’s deadline over a proposal to possibly revise policies for reviewing and authorizing new interstate natural gas transportation facilities, while House lawmakers are considering a bipartisan bill to give the Commission flexibility to hire engineers to address the permitting backlog. Read More

SoCal Edison Shares California Utility Wildfire Concerns

Executives with Edison International’s (EI) Southern California Edison (SCE) on Thursday voiced similar deep concerns about the need for a political and economic solution to California's wildfire liability crisis that for the most part is centered on the state's major power utilities. Read More