Assurances

California Joins National Spotlight on Arkansas Oil Spill

With increasing national news media and regulatory attention and despite ExxonMobil’s assurances that everything is under control at a plugged oil spill near Little Rock, AR, hardened opposition and skeptical stakeholders in the high-stakes business of finding markets for Western Canada’s heavy tar sands-based crude oil are raising red flags, as evidenced in California this week.

April 5, 2013

Murkowski: Will Proposed Fees Apply to Leases Blocked by Interior?

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has not provided assurances that fees won’t be assessed on nonproducing leases being held up by the federal government, said the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

March 7, 2011

House Dems Not Likely to Reinstate Offshore Ban

The American Petroleum Institute (API) said last Tuesday that it welcomed the House Democratic leadership’s assurances that it would not reinstate the moratorium on oil and natural gas drilling in the federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

November 24, 2008

House Dems Not Likely to Reinstate Offshore Ban

The American Petroleum Institute (API) said Tuesday that it welcomed the House Democratic leadership’s assurances that it would not reinstate the moratorium on oil and natural gas drilling in the federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

November 20, 2008

Alaska Politico Blames AGIA for MidAmerican’s Absence

Alaska’s three North Slope producers — BP, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips — hemmed and hawed about taxes and fiscal assurances under the state’s gasline framework, all but turning up their noses at the process. But industry watchers were pretty much counting on an application from pipeline giant MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co.

December 10, 2007

MidAmerican’s Snub Sparks ‘Told You So’ From Alaska Politico

Alaska’s three North Slope producers — BP, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips — hemmed and hawed about taxes and fiscal assurances under the state’s gasline framework, all but turning up their noses at the process. But industry watchers were pretty much counting on an application from pipeline giant MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co.

December 4, 2007

CAISO: Grid Simulation Will Offer Assurances on Deliverability of Contracted Power

A grid operation simulation that took place last week in California will help provide assurances to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) that power that has been contracted by electric utilities in the state will actually be able to be delivered to the California grid this summer, Anjali Sheffrin, CAISO’s market analysis director, said last Wednesday.

May 9, 2005

Utilities Serving Idaho Want Winter Repayment Assurances

Three utilities serving Idaho asked state regulators last week for stricter limits on what customers qualify for a three-month winter moratorium on service disconnections for nonpayment. Fearing growing unpaid bill write-offs in the spring, the utilities want stricter income and repayment guidelines.

November 5, 2002

Wood Hopes SMD Offers Power Investment Recovery Assurances

A standard market design (SMD) for U.S. power markets, which FERC is set to unveil for comments next week, will hopefully go a long way in offering clear “rules of the road” to energy market participants nervous about whether they will be able to recoup money they put into the development of new generation assets, FERC Chairman Pat Wood told federal lawmakers on Wednesday.

July 29, 2002

Westcoast Forecasts 17% Growth in BC Productive Capacity

The National Energy Board has again been presented with assurances that supplies will continue to grow in western Canadian natural gas fields already reached by pipelines — this time by Westcoast Energy Inc. On the heels of an encouraging expansion application by TransCanada PipeLines Ltd., Westcoast described an improving supply outlook in an application to add capacity to its grid in British Columbia.

January 21, 2002
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