Arizona

Southwest Gas Readies Five RNG Projects

Southwest Gas Readies Five RNG Projects

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is set to take hold in Arizona and the high desert region of Southern California based on projects launched by Las Vegas-based Southwest Gas Corp. The five projects would collectively supply 10 million therms of RNG from wastewater treatment and dairy sites. The first project is the Tres Rios Wastewater Project…

June 28, 2021
Arizona Bill Protects Natural Gas Use in New Buildings

Arizona Bill Protects Natural Gas Use in New Buildings

In the face of a growing interest among local governments in curbing natural gas use in new buildings as a climate mitigation move, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law a statute that protects gas as an alternative in building construction.

February 25, 2020

El Paso’s South Mainline Expansion Approved by FERC

FERC has approved El Paso Natural Gas Co. LLC’s (EPNG) application to construct and operate the South Mainline Expansion Project, which would increase capacity on the company’s Line Nos. 1100 and 1103 in Hudspeth and El Paso counties in Texas [CP18-332].

November 21, 2019
Elections Part 2: Colorado’s Oil, Natural Gas Future Tops Western Issues

Elections Part 2: Colorado’s Oil, Natural Gas Future Tops Western Issues

*Part two of four. From east to west, this series previews the Nov. 6 midterm elections and their implications for the oil and natural gas industry. It offers a glimpse of candidates running for state and federal offices, the prominent energy-related issues factoring into campaigns, ballot initiatives and the fight for control of the U.S. House and Senate, which could have implications for key energy committees. Part 1 reviewed Appalachian issues;Part 3 highlights key issues in U.S. Senate races; andPart 4 focuses on implications of a possible Democratic takeover of the House

October 26, 2018
Arizona Navajo Coal-Fired Plant Loses Potential Buyers

Arizona Navajo Coal-Fired Plant Loses Potential Buyers

The impending closure the end of next year of one of the nation’s largest coal-fired electric generation plants on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Arizona, a victim of cheaper natural gas and renewables, appeared to be the tribe’s only option once again Friday after two private equity investment firms announced they were dropping plans to purchase the 2,250 MW power plant.

September 24, 2018

Trump Bailout of Coal, Nuclear Power Looks Like Real Deal as DOE, Interior Take Action

Days after news broke that the Trump administration is reportedly considering extending a lifeline to struggling coal and nuclear power plants on national security grounds, two cabinet departments appear to be taking the proposed directive as bonafide marching orders.

June 4, 2018
Arizona Coal-Fired Plant Closing in 2019, Pressured by Abundant Natural Gas

Arizona Coal-Fired Plant Closing in 2019, Pressured by Abundant Natural Gas

The Navajo Nation Council on Tuesday approved an agreement to continue operating the massive Navajo Generating Stations (NGS) in Arizona through 2019, after which the plant would be retired, another closure related to cheap natural gas supply.

June 28, 2017

Thirteen States Ask Federal Judge to Block Clean Water Rule

Thirteen states — including oil and natural gas heavyweights Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming — asked a federal judge on Monday to block the controversial Clean Water Rule (CWR) from taking effect at the end of the month.

August 11, 2015
Arizona Amends Gas Pipeline Rules, Considers More Capacity

Arizona Amends Gas Pipeline Rules, Considers More Capacity

Arizona regulators recently agreed to amend the state's pipeline safety rules to align them with the latest federal standards.

April 21, 2015
Arizona Amends Gas Pipeline Rules, Considers More Capacity

Arizona Amends Gas Pipeline Rules, Considers More Capacity

Arizona regulators recently agreed to amend the state’s pipeline safety rules to align them with the latest federal standards.

April 21, 2015
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