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Senators Bash EPA for Delaying Decision on Pavillion Report

In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) Lisa Jackson Thursday, Republican Sens. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and David Vitter of Louisiana blasted the agency’s decision to again delay the public comment period on the controversial draft report examining groundwater contamination near Pavillion, WY.

January 22, 2013

EPA Asked to Suspend Comment Period on WY Water Quality Report

Encana Oil & Gas (USA), owner of a natural gas field in Pavillion, WY, that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims is contaminated by chemicals used in production practices (including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking), has called on the agency to suspend the public comment period on a draft report issued in December.

January 11, 2012

Encana Slams EPA Over ‘Not Factual’ Pavillion, WY, Water Draft Report

After weathering the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s draft report late last week, which claimed that the groundwater in Pavillion, WY, contains chemicals that are normally used in natural gas production practices, such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Encana Corp., went on offense Monday, noting that many of the EPA’s findings from its recent deep monitoring wells, including those related to any potential connection between fracking and Pavillion groundwater quality, “are conjecture, not factual, and only serve to trigger undue alarm.”

December 13, 2011

Bears Feel Tricked, Bulls Enjoy a Treat as Futures Break Above $4

Building off the December contract’s 12.7-cent gain during its first day in the limelight Thursday, traders pushed the front-month contract through the $4 psychological barrier on Friday to close at $4.038, tacking on another 14.8 cents in the process.

November 1, 2010

Monday’s a Wash After Futures Fail to Stay Below $6

Looking to bust out of the $5.95 to $6.27 trading range, traders of March natural gas futures explored lower on Monday, breaking below the psychological $6 barrier once again. Despite reaching a low of $5.97, the prompt month climbed in the afternoon to settle at $6.093, unchanged from Friday’s close.

February 15, 2005

FERC Lifts Open Access on LNG Terminals, Approves Two LNG Projects

A major barrier to the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals has been lifted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a preliminary approval of the nation’s first new LNG import terminal in 25 years.

December 23, 2002

FERC Lifts Open Access on LNG Terminals, Approves Two LNG Projects

A major barrier to the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals has been lifted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a preliminary approval of the nation’s first new LNG import terminal in 25 years.

December 19, 2002

Strong Rally Propels May, Strips to New Highs

There was a strong bull rally in gas futures yesterday. Afterbusting through and settling above the $3 barrier on Wednesday, Maysurged 6.6 cents higher to a new high of $3.087, a couple centsfrom its daily high of $3.105 and a greater distance from its$3.045 low for the day. The summer strip closed up 6.8 cents at anew high of $3.11, and the 12-month strip set a new high at $3.116.

April 14, 2000