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Proposal Puts PG&E on Hook for Safety Program

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued a proposed decision that would authorize a pipeline safety enhancement plan proposed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and require PG&E to absorb about two-thirds of the cost.

October 15, 2012

Proposal Would Make PG&E Pay for Bulk of Safety Program

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued a proposed decision that would authorize a pipeline safety enhancement plan proposed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and require PG&E to absorb about two-thirds of the cost.

October 15, 2012

TCEQ Planning Barnett Shale Permitting Rule Changes

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is considering revisions to requirements for the Air Quality Standard Permit for Oil and Gas Handling and Production Facilities, which are used to authorize oil and gas facilities in the Barnett Shale of North-Central Texas.

June 18, 2012

North Carolina Bill Backs Shale, Offshore Drilling Review

North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would authorize a review of existing onshore shale gas laws and create a framework for possible new state regulation, as well as allow offshore natural gas drilling and create a compact with neighboring states.

May 2, 2011

North Carolina Bill Backs Review of Shale Gas Laws, Offshore Drilling

North Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill that would authorize a review of existing onshore shale gas laws and create a framework for possible new state regulation, as well as allow offshore natural gas drilling and create a compact with neighboring states.

April 28, 2011

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Seeks Federal Fracking Study

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) urged President Obama on Monday to authorize a comprehensive study of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) in the Marcellus Shale of six states and its potential effects on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

April 5, 2011

Idaho Gas Utility Seeks to Lower Retail Rates

Intermountain Gas Company has asked the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to authorize further reductions of its retail natural gas utility rates based on lower wholesale gas costs. Intermountain asked to lower its annual revenue requirement by $2.2 million, effective Oct. 1.

September 8, 2010

Barrett, Environmental Groups Hail Tavaputs Decision

Bill Barrett Corp. and several environmental groups cheered a decision Thursday by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to authorize full-field development of the natural gas-rich West Tavaputs Plateau in the Uinta Basin of Utah. The area holds an estimated 324 Bcfe of proved and 1.3 Tcfe of proved, probable and possible natural gas reserves on more than 40,000 acres.

August 2, 2010

Barrett, Environmental Groups Praise Tavaputs Decision

Bill Barrett Corp. and several environmental groups cheered a decision Thursday by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to authorize full-field development of the natural gas-rich West Tavaputs Plateau in the Uinta Basin of Utah. The area holds an estimated 324 Bcfe of proved and 1.3 Tcfe of proved, probable and possible natural gas reserves on more than 40,000 acres.

July 30, 2010

FERC Flexes EPAct Muscles to OK Market-Based Rates for Storage Project

FERC has exercised its new authority under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) that allows it to authorize market-based rates for storage services even if an applicant has market power.

March 10, 2008
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