Cities

Auburn, NY, Votes to Ban Accepting Wastewater

The City Council of Auburn, NY, voted Thursday to stop accepting wastewater generated from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at natural gas wells, ending more than a decade of the practice and eliminating a major source of revenue for the city.

July 12, 2011

Ohio Sees Increase in Out-of-State Well Wastewater

Ohio officials say the percentage of wastewater originating from out-of-state natural gas wells has increased 10% and predicts that it will continue to climb in the coming years.

June 24, 2011

Pennsylvania Governor Eyes Fall for Tax Debate

Pennsylvania most likely won’t see a tax or fee on shale development this summer.

June 22, 2011

DRBC Extends Comment Period for Marcellus Regulations

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is giving the public another month to comment on proposed regulations for natural gas development in the four-state watershed. The federal/interstate agency will now take comments through April 15.

March 4, 2011

ICE, CME See Earnings, Volumes Heading Separate Ways

Third quarter earnings for commodity exchange heavyweights and rivals IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) and CME Group Inc. read like A Tale of Two Cities with ICE recording a 12% jump and CME Group posting a 16% drop in net incomes when compared to the companies’ respective 3Q2007 results. Likewise, ICE says it saw trading volumes rise in 3Q2008 over 3Q2007, while CME Group reported a small decline.

November 3, 2008

ICE, CME Group See Earnings, Volumes Heading Separate Ways

Third quarter earnings for commodity exchange heavyweights and rivals IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) and CME Group Inc. read like A Tale of Two Cities with ICE recording a 12% jump and CME Group posting a 16% drop in net incomes when compared to the companies’ respective 3Q2007 results. Likewise, ICE says it saw trading volumes rise in 3Q2008 over 3Q2007, while CME Group reported a small decline.

November 3, 2008

Most Points Rally; Rockies Crash Sees 50-Cent Quote

With freezing overnight lows having settled themselves into the Midwest and Northeast at least temporarily and even some Southern cities dipping into the 30s, most points were able to rebound Monday from the previous Friday’s across the board losses.

November 6, 2007

SoCalGas Joins Desert-Based Energy Efficiency Team

In a program it hopes to replicate with other cities and utilities, Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. has committed up to $2.2 million in energy efficiency programs and services to the Palm Desert (CA) Demonstration Project for 2007-2008, with the possibility of more funds in subsequent years, the company said Tuesday. The program serves part of the energy-sensitive desert resort community about 120 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

July 25, 2007

Enbridge Tests Hybrid Power Source from Gas Pipes

Waste pressure from natural gas pipelines may possibly fuel the next generation of clean power for Canadian cities, a bet the Canadian government is willing to take. Federal officials Thursday provided Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD) with an additional C$785,000 Thursday to help launch a hybrid project using a fuel-cell and gas expansion turbine plant in Toronto.

June 11, 2007

Enbridge Tests Hybrid Power Source from Gas Pipes

Waste pressure from natural gas pipelines may possibly fuel the next generation of clean power for Canadian cities, a bet the Canadian government is willing to take. Federal officials Thursday provided Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD) with an additional C$785,000 Thursday to help launch a hybrid project using a fuel-cell and gas expansion turbine plant in Toronto.

June 11, 2007