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Jeremiah Shelor

Jeremiah Shelor joined NGI in 2015 after covering business and politics for The Exponent Telegram in Clarksburg, WV. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Literary Nonfiction from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Tech.

Oil Lobby Rhetoric Evolves to Focus on Climate, NatGas

Oil Lobby Rhetoric Evolves to Focus on Climate, NatGas

Following on a number of headline-grabbing attacks on oil companies’ climate change policies in 2015, American Petroleum Institute (API) President Jack Gerard’s remarks to kick off 2016 suggest the lobbying group’s rhetoric is evolving to recast the role of fossil fuels — and natural gas in particular — in the climate debate.

January 7, 2016
WGL to Submit New Gas Reserves Purchase Plan After Rejection by VA Regulators

WGL to Submit New Gas Reserves Purchase Plan After Rejection by VA Regulators

WGL Holdings Inc. subsidiary Washington Gas Light Co. will submit a new plan to acquire upstream natural gas reserves for its Virginia customers, it said Monday.

January 6, 2016

API CEO Touts Economic, Environmental Success of NatGas Growth in U.S.

Emphasizing the environmental benefits of increased reliance on natural gas, American Petroleum Institute (API) CEO Jack Gerard outlined the trade association’s apparent lobbying strategy amid growing concern about the climate impacts of fossil fuels.

January 5, 2016

Three NatGas Pipeline Projects Entered Service In November

Three new interstate natural gas pipeline projects were placed into service in the month of November, two more picked up certification and six additional proposed projects were filed, according to FERC’s monthly Energy Infrastructure Update published by the Office of Energy Projects.

December 30, 2015
U.S. NatGas Industry’s ‘Exuberance’ Waned in 2015, Survey Says

U.S. NatGas Industry’s ‘Exuberance’ Waned in 2015, Survey Says

Safety, aging infrastructure and environmental regulation ranked as the top three issues facing the natural gas industry in 2015, according to a group of industry stakeholders surveyed by Black & Veatch Insights Group.

December 30, 2015

FERC Updates Guidance For Environmental Reporting on NatGas Projects

This month, FERC issued a draft update to its Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation for applicants seeking project approval under the Natural Gas Act, with some notable additions since the manual was last updated in 2002.

December 29, 2015

DOE Study Finds Increased LNG Exports Would Drive Production, Prices Higher

The economic impacts of increased U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports would be “marginally positive,” according to a study released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

December 29, 2015

NatGas Tops Coal For Power Generation Fourth Month in A Row

Natural gas strengthened its hold on the top spot for domestic power generation in October, according to the latest figures published last week by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

December 28, 2015

FERC Issues Environmental Assessment For East Tennessee Pipeline Expansion

FERC’s Office of Energy Projects (OEP) published its environmental assessment Monday for the Loudon Expansion Project proposed by Spectra Energy Partners subsidiary East Tennessee Natural Gas LLC.

December 28, 2015

Duke/Piedmont Merger Part of Growing Intersection Between NatGas, Electric

With the Federal Trade Commission granting antitrust approval to the transaction this week, Duke Energy Corp. is one step closer to completing its proposed acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas, a move that signals the electric utility giant’s growing interest in natural gas.

December 24, 2015