Citizens Energy Sells LNG Business Unit to Private Equity Firm

Indianapolis-based utility holding company Citizens Energy Group recently closed the sale of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply unit, Kinetrex Energy, to Chicago and Vancouver, BC-based Parallel49 Equity Fund. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

January 24, 2017

Texas Falls Short in Regulating Oil/NatGas Industry, Watchdog Group Says

In advance of a public hearing on Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) practices and operations scheduled for Monday, watchdog group Public Citizen has rolled out its wish list of reforms it would like to see at the oil/natural gas regulator.

August 17, 2016

Colorado Oil, Gas Industry ‘Dumbfounded’ by Bill’s Defeat

Legislation in Colorado that would have imposed higher penalties for oil and natural gas operators that violated state regulations — supported by the governor and the energy industry — went down in defeat Wednesday, the final day of the session.

May 10, 2013

Survey: Pennsylvanians See Drilling’s Upside

Pennsylvanians believe that the benefits of natural gas drilling in the state’s shale plays outweigh any potential problems, but want the state to impose an extraction tax and require the disclosure of chemicals used by drillers, according to the results of a survey by the Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion and the University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State and Urban Policy.

November 22, 2011

Maryland Governor Orders Study of Marcellus Drilling

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Monday signed an executive order requiring the state to undertake a study of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, with recommendations on a possible state-level severance tax and a report on potential impacts of drilling on groundwater among the items due over the next three years.

June 7, 2011


Six people were appointed to Utah’s citizen Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which will advise the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on public land issues. The RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in various fields of natural resource use and management, help BLM carry out its stewardship of 253 million acres of public lands. Utah’s newly appointed members are Gary Kofford of Castle Dale, who was selected to represent Utah’s elected officials; Bill Hopkin of Woodruff to represent grazing interests; Mike Roberts and Ray Bloxham, both of Salt Lake City, to represent environmental groups; Stuart Sprouse of Sandy to represent dispersed recreation; and John Malechek of Logan, who will represent academia.

January 18, 2010

Interior Appoints Six to Utah Resource Advisory Council

Six people were appointed Thursday to Utah’s citizen Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which are to advise the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on public land issues.

January 15, 2010

Chicago Retail Marketer Disputes Allegations of Deception

Chicago retail gas marketer U.S. Energy Savings Corp. issued a statement late Monday denying charges by Illinois consumer watchdog Citizen Utility Board (CUB) that its sales tactics are misleading consumers.

April 26, 2006

Last Gasps(?) of Winter Boost Nearly All Points

Old Man Winter is showing signs of surprising longevity for an aging senior citizen. The cold and sometimes snowy weather that had been around earlier in the week in the Rockies was leaving that region Friday but was showing up or expected in much of the East.

March 31, 2003

FERC Orders ConEd to Cough Up Millennium Documents in Five Days

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, denying a citizen group’s request for a subpoena, has itself ordered Consolidated Edison and KeySpan Energy to provide detailed information, including maps and engineering work papers supporting the companies’ requirement that the proposed Millennium Pipeline connect with ConEd in Mount Vernon, NY.

January 11, 2002
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