Peoples Energy Addresses ICC’s Trading Investigation

Responding to news accounts of a motion to compel that the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) staff recently filed as part of an annual review of gas purchasing practices for fiscal year 2001, Peoples Energy CEO Thomas M. Patrick said that the review involving the utility Peoples Gas “will show that the company conducted its business prudently and that none of our practices increased costs to customers.” He added that the case is on a typical procedural schedule that would bring it to conclusion early in 2003.

August 2, 2002

Senate Cancels Energy Mark-Ups, Addresses ‘Critical’ Issues

Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) last week discontinued any further consideration by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee of major energy legislation for the rest of the session, reportedly after it became clear that Republicans on the committee had enough votes to push through a bill that would call for the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

October 15, 2001

Abraham Addresses ‘Supply Crisis’

Preparing the way for the Administration’s energy policyexpected in the next couple weeks, Energy Department SecretarySpencer Abraham warned a meeting of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce”the nation faces a major energy supply crisis over the next twodecades.”

March 20, 2001

CRE Hearing Addresses Rapid Demand Growth

Mexico’s energy regulatory commission, the Comison Reguladora de Energia (CRE), intends to hold a public hearing in November to discuss measures to deal with gas price volatility, strong demand growth and future improvements in Mexican natural gas industry competition.

October 9, 2000

CRE Hearing Addresses Rapid Demand Growth

Mexico’s energy regulatory commission, the Comison Reguladora deEnergia (CRE), has called for a public hearing to discuss measuresfor advancing toward a “more efficient and competitive Mexicannatural gas industry.” The call for action follows an Aug. 1measure implemented by the CRE to alleviate the burden of therecent price volatility experienced by the gas industry.

October 5, 2000

FERC Addresses Contested Settlement Concerns

In the wake of a recent court ruling overturning FERC on a keyissue in the El Paso Natural Gas rate settlement, the Commissionyesterday in an unrelated case spelled out the standards andprocedures it follows in settlement cases where contested issuesare raised.

December 17, 1998
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