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New Jersey Township Opposes Transco Expansion

Officials in a New Jersey township have joined environmental groups in opposition to plans to expand one of the state’s natural gas pipelines, which would bring Marcellus Shale gas to markets in the state and the New York City metropolitan area.

August 4, 2011

TV Star’s Call to Reinstate OCS Ban Evokes Cries from Producers

Ted Danson, film and television star turned ocean conservationist, Wednesday called on Congress and President Obama to reinstate the bans on drilling off the East and West coasts, as well as to block drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay.

February 12, 2009

Senate to Follow House and Let OCS Ban Lapse

The Senate was expected to pass over the weekend a continuing resolution that does not renew two bans: the 27-year-old congressional moratorium on offshore oil and natural gas drilling; and the ban on oil shale exploration in the Intermountain West.

September 29, 2008

Energy Bills Stalled in California Legislature as Adjournment Looms

Bills covering liquefied natural gas (LNG), bans on incandescent light bulbs and solar water heating are buried in committees in the California legislature as it moves toward its final week before scheduled adjournment Sept. 14. Only a proposal on customer-produced renewable power generation (SB 451) appeared on Thursday to have any chance of passage, according to a veteran energy industry lobbyist in Sacramento.

September 7, 2007

AES Asks Maryland Circuit Court to Overturn LNG Ban

AES Corp. has filed a complaint in a Maryland circuit court, seeking to overturn a Baltimore County ordinance that bans the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities along its part of the Chesapeake Bay.

July 16, 2007

AES Asks Maryland Circuit Court to Overturn LNG Ban

AES Corp. has filed a complaint in a Maryland circuit court, seeking to overturn a Baltimore County ordinance that bans the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities along its part of the Chesapeake Bay.

July 11, 2007

AES Challenges Lower Court’s Ruling on LNG Ban

AES Corp. has appealed a federal judge’s recent decision upholding Baltimore County’s zoning ordinance that bans the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in certain Chesapeake Bay coastal areas.

July 9, 2007

AES Challenges Lower Court’s Ruling on LNG Ban

AES Corp. has appealed a federal judge’s recent decision upholding Baltimore County’s zoning ordinance that bans the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in certain Chesapeake Bay coastal areas.

July 3, 2007

Bush Lifts Ban on Leasing in Bristol Bay, South 181 Area in Gulf

President Bush last Tuesday lifted the presidential bans on drilling in the Bristol Bay area in the North Aleutian Basin of Alaska and in an area known as “181 South” in the Central Gulf of Mexico, removing the last remaining obstacles to offering producers leases in these areas under the Interior Department’s five-year oil and natural gas leasing program for 2007-2012. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne also announced a hike in the royalty rate for most new federal deepwater oil and gas leases to 16.7% from 12.5%.

January 15, 2007

NPC Study Recommends Removal of Offshore Drilling Bans Starting in 2005

Congress in two years should begin to phase out the moratoriums that have prevented producers from drilling in promising natural gas-prone areas of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), the National Petroleum Council (NPC) recommended in its much-anticipated study released Thursday.

June 23, 2005