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Rail Transport ‘Critical’ to North Dakota, Officials Say

Rail Transport ‘Critical’ to North Dakota, Officials Say

While acknowledging that rail shipments are a vital part of the burgeoning Bakken Shale play, North Dakota energy officials on Monday refused to speculate on the eventual impact of the oil rail car derailment and fire in Quebec, Canada, on their state’s soaring production (see Shale Daily, July 16).

July 18, 2013

Obama Vows to Cut Red Tape to Speed Permitting Process

Acknowledging that the boom in natural gas has led to cleaner-burning power and greater energy independence in the United States, President Obama last Tuesday in his first State of the Union Address (SOTU) of his second term vowed to cut red tape to speed up the permitting process for new oil and gas permits on public lands.

February 18, 2013

Obama Vows to Speed Up New Oil, Gas Permitting

Acknowledging that the boom in natural gas has led to cleaner-burning power and greater energy independence in the United States, President Obama Tuesday in his first State of the Union Address of his second term vowed to cut red tape to speed up the permitting process for new oil and gas permits on public lands.

February 14, 2013

Obama Puts Spotlight on Natural Gas

Acknowledging that the boom in natural gas has led to cleaner-burning power and greater energy independence in the United States, President Obama Tuesday in his first State of the Union Address of his second term vowed to cut red tape to speed up the permitting process for new oil and gas permits on public lands.

February 14, 2013

Biodiesel Lobby Gears Up for Fight Against NGVs

Acknowledging that natural gas vehicles (NGV) are catching on in the U.S. alternative transportation market, advocates for diesel and biodiesel alternatives are joining forces to promote their fuel’s viability among Washington, DC, policymakers.

January 2, 2013

PG&E Proposes Pipeline ‘Modernization’ Plan

Acknowledging that long-term improvements are needed, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) formally filed with state regulators Friday its multi-year plan to upgrade its natural gas pipeline infrastructure and operations to make them “one of the safest in the country.”

August 29, 2011

Post-Pipeline Blast: PG&E Winter Gas Shutoff Threat Eased

Acknowledging that natural gas transmission pipeline pressures will remain at reduced levels in San Francisco and the peninsula area to its south this winter, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) last Wednesday kicked off a targeted advertising and bill discount incentive campaign to get customers in those areas to reduce their energy consumption in December. It is all part of precautions being taken after the fatal Sept. 9 San Bruno transmission pipeline rupture.

December 6, 2010

Post-San Bruno: PG&E Works to Avoid Winter Gas Curtailments

Acknowledging that natural gas transmission pipeline pressures will remain at reduced levels in San Francisco and the peninsula area to its south this winter, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Wednesday will kick off a targeted advertising and bill discount incentive campaign to get customers in those areas to reduce their energy consumption in December.

December 2, 2010

Producers Decry Obama’s Halt to Offshore Drilling

While acknowledging the country’s growing frustration with BP plc’s inability to stop the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), a major producer group last Thursday called on President Obama to reconsider his decision to halt or suspend drilling or planned drilling in the GOM and offshore Alaska and Virginia in response to the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig and mammoth oil spill.

May 31, 2010

CME Cautions Against ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Regulatory Regime

While acknowledging the need for some harmonization, the world’s largest operator of derivative exchanges last Wednesday said meshing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s regulations into a “single set of one-size-fits-all rules administered by separate agencies will do substantially more harm than good.”

September 7, 2009
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