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ERCOT Preparing for More Gas-Fired Power

Last year, natural gas-fueled plants accounted for 57% of the generating capacity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and more than 44% of energy use. As the reliance on gas-fired power grows, ERCOT is working with other organizations to protect against and prepare for a large-scale system-wide blackout.

July 29, 2013

LNG Approval Delays Costing Billions, Think Tank Says

Pro-business Washington, DC, think tank American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) has a new paper extolling the benefits of exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) that it hopes will light a fire under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its export approval process.

July 22, 2013

Agreement Restricts Seismic Activity in Northern GOM

A coalition of conservation groups led by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has inked a settlement agreement with the Interior Department and the oil and natural gas industry that would restrict seismic testing in certain parts of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) over the next two and a half years to protect whales and dolphins from high-intensity airguns that are are used to find oil and gas deep underneath the ocean floor.

June 24, 2013

E&P Seismic Activity Restricted in Northern GOM

A coalition of conservation groups led by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has inked a settlement agreement with the Interior Department and the oil and natural gas industry that would restrict seismic testing in certain parts of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) over the next two and a half years to protect whales and dolphins from high-intensity airguns that are are used to find oil and gas deep underneath the ocean floor.

June 24, 2013

Public Webinar Series on NY Fracking to Begin Wednesday

The New York State Petroleum Council (NYSPC), a division of the American Petroleum Institute (API), announced Monday that it would conduct the first of a series of free webinars about hydraulic fracturing for the public on Wednesday.

May 21, 2013

Northeast Ready for Summer Electricity Demand

No spike in natural gas demand for power generation in the Northeast is expected this summer as the Northeast Power Coordinating Council Inc. (NPCC) said last week that a recently completed reliability assessment shows that the region will have an adequate supply of electricity this summer.

May 20, 2013

Wyoming Gov. Outlines Plans for Baseline Water Tests

In addition to briefing state lawmakers Wednesday on the governor’s newly released energy policy, an adviser to Gov. Matt Mead offered a joint state legislative committee a glimpse at the governor’s proposed baseline water testing rule that would apply to oil and natural gas drillers.

May 17, 2013

Northeast Expected to Have Adequate Power Generation this Summer

No spike in natural gas demand for power generation in the Northeast is expected this summer as the Northeast Power Coordinating Council Inc. (NPCC) said Tuesday that a recently completed reliability assessment shows that the region will have an adequate supply of electricity this summer.

May 15, 2013

Los Angeles Council Endorses End to Coal Generation

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the city utility’s long-range plans to eliminate coal-fired generation from the power mix in favor of more natural gas and renewables.

April 25, 2013
CSSD Says Membership Will Grow Slowly, But Producers Cautious

CSSD Says Membership Will Grow Slowly, But Producers Cautious

Three weeks after the launch of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) and its proposed certification process, many oil and natural gas producers are in the dark about the initiative and taking a “wait and see” approach to participating.

April 11, 2013