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NAFTA Defended as Boon for U.S. Energy Sector in House Hearing

Representatives from the energy, business, manufacturing and academic sectors told a House subcommittee on Wednesday to “modernize” but not blow up the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), arguing that it’s essential to the nation’s energy growth.

December 14, 2017

Zinke Defends Trump Budget, Warns of ‘Gap in Trust’ With Oil, Gas Industry

Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke defended the Trump administration’s proposed $11.7 billion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, and told two Senate panels that the department was “moving prudently” to fill positions in field offices while limiting hires in Washington, DC.

June 21, 2017

Range Sues Pennsylvania Township Over Zoning

Range Resources Corp. is taking a southwestern Pennsylvania township to court over zoning in the Marcellus Shale.

January 4, 2012

Texas Town, Residents Suing Over Barnett Midstream Emissions

The town of DISH, TX, and some of its residents are suing several midstream energy companies, claiming that noise and pollution from nearby natural gas compression and related facilities have eroded property values and hindered economic development in the town of about 200 residents, which is named after a satellite television service provider.

March 7, 2011

Industry Observer: Congress Should Probe Range Well Investigation

The more one learns about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) investigation of alleged well water contamination in North Texas by Barnett Shale gas wells drilled by Range Resources Corp., the more something smells, an industry newsletter publisher claims. After examining evidence presented in the case, Gene Powell Jr. said a congressional investigation of the EPA’s action is in order.

February 15, 2011

Barnett Water Well Contamination Hearing Under Way in Austin

Witnesses for Range Resources Corp. took the stand Wednesday during the first day of a hearing at the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) in Austin, TX, to defend the company against allegations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its drilling activities in the Barnett Shale caused the contamination of private water wells in the area. However, EPA representatives were not in attendance.

January 20, 2011

State Dept. Defends Passage of Quoddy Bay LNG Tankers Through Canadian Waters

In a letter to Quoddy Bay LNG LLC, the Department of State said it would continue to assert U.S. rights under international law and defend “innocent passage” of U.S.-bound liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers through Head Harbour Passage, a dangerous stretch of Passsamaquoddy Bay, which straddles the U.S.-Canadian border.

April 9, 2007

State Dept. Defends Passage of Quoddy Bay LNG Tankers Through Canadian Waters

In a letter to Quoddy Bay LNG LLC, the Department of State said it would continue to assert U.S. rights under international law and defend “innocent passage” of U.S.-bound liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers through Head Harbour Passage, a dangerous stretch of Passamaquoddy Bay, which straddles the U.S.-Canadian border.

April 9, 2007

Sempra Utility Execs Defend CA Infrastructure Expansion

In a message aimed indirectly at California regulators, Sempra Energy senior officials told financial analysts Thursday that the current statewide natural gas market restructuring proceeding could end up lower costs for retail customers if the regulators opt for new transportation capacity from North Baja and the Rockies.

June 7, 2004

Transco, Trunkline Defend Discount Practices at Secondary Points

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp. and Trunkline Gas pipeline contend that their existing tariff provisions governing discount rates at secondary transportation points fully comply with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s discount policy. But if necessary, Transco, a Williams pipeline, said it was willing to remove certain words from its tariff to quell agency concerns about its discounting practices.

January 12, 2004
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