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California Fracking Bill Re-Introduced for 2013

California Fracking Bill Re-Introduced for 2013

At a one-day meeting of California’s state legislature Monday a new bill was introduced calling for public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in oil/natural gas drilling by the same state lawmaker who has unsuccessfully sponsored similar bills the past two years.

December 5, 2012

Court Reverses Decision Banning Road-Building on Forest Service Lands

The U.S. Circuit Court for the Tenth Circuit Friday reversed a lower court’s decision permanently enjoining enforcement of the Clinton administration’s “roadless rule,” which places restrictions on energy exploration and production, logging and other commercial activities on more than 58 million acres of forest lands.

October 25, 2011

Transportation Notes

Market demands anticipated in conjunction with below-normal temperatures forecast for much of its Northeast market area required that an Imbalance OFO be issued effective Sunday, Transco said. OFO conditions were the same as for one issued earlier this month (see Daily GPI, Jan. 12).

January 26, 2009

Transportation Notes

Citing anticipated demand in conjunction with below-normal temperatures forecast for much of its market area, Transco said an Imbalance OFO will become effective Tuesday. The OFO requires shippers to ensure that daily due-pipe imbalances be limited to 5% or 1,000 Dth, whichever is greater, Transco said. Due-shipper imbalances will not be subject to penalty. In addition, effective Sunday Transco was not allowing either makeup nominations for due-shipper imbalances or excess storage withdrawals under Rate Schedules GSS and WSS.

January 12, 2009

S&P: California Storage Project Risky for Northwest Natural

Portland, OR-based Northwest Natural Gas Co.’s proposed independent underground gas storage project in Northern California in conjunction with local utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) as a minority (25%) partner carries increased risk for the utility, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P), which on Friday changed Northwest’s outlook to “negative” from a previous “stable” designation.

December 22, 2008

S&P: California Storage Project Risky for Northwest Natural

Portland, OR-based Northwest Natural Gas Co.’s proposed independent underground gas storage project in northern California in conjunction with local utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) as a minority (25%) partner carries increased risk for the utility, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P), which on Friday changed Northwest’s outlook to “negative” from a previous “stable” designation.

December 22, 2008

Transportation Notes

Saying it anticipates “significant market load in conjunction with below-normal temperatures forecast for most of its market area,” starting Tuesday Transco will not allow any nominations to resolve due-shipper imbalances until further notice. Due-pipeline makeup nominations will be allowed, the pipeline said.

February 12, 2008

Tennessee to Assess Possible Leak Offshore Louisiana

El Paso’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline declared a force majeure event Wednesday night in conjunction with a “possible leak” on its TTT Pipeline segment offshore Louisiana. Six Eugene Island meters and four Ship Shoal meters were required to shut in until further notice.

January 25, 2008

Government Ponders Harvesting Energy From the Oceans

The Bush administration wants to lasso the immense power of the nation’s oceans to corral another form of alternative energy.

November 7, 2007

Magnum Hunter Doubles New Mexico Acreage with Latest Acquisition

Magnum Hunter Resources Inc. on Monday doubled the amount of oil and natural gas properties it holds in its successful onshore core region of southeastern New Mexico with a $243 million purchase from EnCana Corp., which obtained the properties through its acquisition with Tom Brown Inc. The properties represent a 72% increase to Magnum Hunter’s existing 32 MMcfe/d of production from existing properties in New Mexico and approximately 11% of its current total net daily production.

August 3, 2004
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