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CA LNG Proponents to Run $1 Million Ad Campaign

The major proponents and business backers of California and North Baja California liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals have joined a business-backed coalition that hired Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chief political advisor to run a $1 million public relations/advertising campaign. Their aim is to win support from the general public for the import of new gas supplies in the form of LNG.

December 14, 2004

CA LNG Proponents to Run $1 Million Ad Campaign

The major proponents and business backers of California and North Baja California liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals have joined a business-backed coalition that hired Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chief political advisor to run a $1 million public relations/advertising campaign. Their aim is to win support from the general public for the import of new gas supplies in the form of LNG.

December 14, 2004

Natural Gas Lobbyists Defend Against Coal Backers

Countering comments from labor unions supporting the coal industry, the heads of three natural gas associations in Washington Thursday advised Sen. James M. Jeffords, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, that natural gas is not claiming an undue share of the power generation market. Further, natural gas reserves are plentiful and the delivery system is adequate.

November 16, 2001

Power Plant Construction Proceeding in CA

Backers of the Elk Hills Power Plant in the western edge of the San Joaquin Valley’s oil patch held groundbreaking ceremonies Monday –on a 570-MW gas-fired plant in the midst of plentiful local gas supplies. The plant’s sponsors are Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), which owns the nearby Elk Hills oil/gas production fields once a part of the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Reserves, and Sempra Energy. The new plant will get all of its fuel supplies — up to 94 MMcf/d — from nearby Elk Hills, delivered through an Oxy pipeline, eliminating the normal utility transportation charges.

April 24, 2001

CA Deep-Drilling Going Slowly

Deep drilling in the southwest end of California’s central SanJoaquin Valley is awaiting more testing work to prove that backers’claims of substantial new oil and gas supplies below 15,000-footdepths are, in fact, commercially available.

October 11, 2000

CA Merchant Plant Nears Approval

After nearly three years and some substantial changes in itsnatural gas supply flexibility, the backers of the proposed HighDesert Power Plant about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles pulledtogether final air emission mitigation and water deals last weekthat they think will get them final state approval for their plantby spring. The final steps were taken as the project won alast-minute reprieve from a preliminary recommendation that theCalifornia Energy Commission (CEC) reject the proposal, which wasthe first of what are now more than two dozen merchant power plantproposals pending.

February 21, 2000

CA Merchant Plant Nears Approval

After nearly three years and some substantial changes in itsnatural gas supply flexibility, the backers of the proposed HighDesert Power Plant about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles pulledtogether final air emission mitigation and water deals this week(Feb. 7-11) they think will get them final state approval for theirplant by spring. The final steps were taken as the project won alast-minute reprieve from a preliminary recommendation that theCalifornia Energy Commission (CEC) reject the proposal, which wasthe first of what are now more than two dozen merchant power plantproposals pending.

February 15, 2000

Regulatory Delay Forces Alliance Out on Financial Limb

Backers of Alliance Pipeline Project are going out on a bigfinancial limb by spending heavily to advance the proposed newCanadian export route to Chicago while still awaiting approval fromthe National Energy Board. Alliance president Dennis Cornelsonreported the international consortium of pipelines and producershas spent about C$200 million (US$145 million) to date. But to keepthe project moving quickly enough to fulfill its schedule, thegroup “will have to double that by the time regulatory approvalsare obtained.”

June 2, 1998
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