DOE Project Seeks to Maximize Bakken Shale Development

Exploration and field development in the largest continuous shale oil play in the Lower 48 states, the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana, will be guided by new geo-models developed with funding from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE).

February 9, 2012

Fracking Has Become a ‘Bumper Sticker’ Cause, Geophysics Professor Testifies

While environmentalists and some citizens are opposed to the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to develop shale natural gas, experts — one of whom has studied fracking for more than 41 years — told a Senate committee the practice does not negatively impact drinking water or the environment.

October 5, 2011

FERC Restructures California Power Market

Responding to a California power market gone haywire andteetering on the brink of operational and financial disaster, FERCFriday issued a series of remedial measures, virtually strippingthe Cal-PX and Cal-ISO of their control of the market and callingmarket stakeholders together to negotiate bilateral forwardcontracts.

December 18, 2000

Special Forward-Market Purchases Proposed for SDG&E on Cal-PX

By the end of last week with rising temperatures, peak demandand political heat, San Diego Gas and Electric Co. and theCalifornia Power Exchange (Cal-PX) worked out a proposal for theutility to purchase fixed price electricity through forward marketsalready in place at the Cal-PX over a longer term five- tonine-month period into next spring. SDG&E has asked stateregulators to okay the purchases at their Aug. 3 meeting.

July 24, 2000