Developers

Maine Puts Halt to Northeast Energy Corridor

Pressured by Maine manufacturers, labor unions and energy developers, Maine Gov. John Baldacci Friday signed into law legislation that places a moratorium on a controversial plan for an energy corridor to move electricity and natural gas between New Brunswick, Canada and New England. Baldacci inked the bill only hours after the state legislature passed it.

June 15, 2009

Maine Puts Halt to Northeast Energy Corridor

Pressured by Maine manufacturers, labor unions and energy developers, Maine Gov. John Baldacci Friday signed into law legislation that places a moratorium on a controversial plan for an energy corridor to move electricity and natural gas between New Brunswick, Canada and New England. Baldacci inked the bill only hours after the state legislature passed it.

June 15, 2009

West LNG Projects Tread Water; GHG Reviewed

It’s not easy being green for liquefied natural gas (LNG) project developers along Southern California’s shores as the first West Coast LNG facility prepares to open next quarter in North Baja California, Mexico, and proposals move along in Oregon. Three California offshore proposals have been diverted to examine their individual global climate change impacts, and a fourth onshore site in Long Beach awaits a critical state court hearing March 17 to try to force local officials to restart a final environmental review process that was abruptly stopped a year ago.

March 10, 2008

Oregon LNG Project Gets Hit by Local Planning Staff

NorthernStar Energy LLC received an unfavorable review this week from the Clatsop County (OR) Planning Commission staff’s updated report, which follows an earlier recommendation for denial of zoning changes for the proposed Bradford Landing liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal along the Columbia River in Oregon. NorthernStar, however, said it was unconcerned.

August 27, 2007

Colorado Judge Says CBM Production Requires Water Well Permit

A Colorado state court judge has ruled against the state engineer’s office for the first time, saying that coalbed methane (CBM) developers who “divert” water as part of the natural gas production process are required to get a water permit from the engineer’s office in the same way that other water users do.

July 9, 2007

Colorado Judge Says CBM Production Requires Water Well Permit

A Colorado state court judge has ruled against the state engineer’s office for the first time, saying that coalbed methane (CBM) developers who “divert” water as part of the natural gas production process are required to get a water permit from the engineer’s office in the same way that other water users do.

July 9, 2007

Montana to Monitor CBM Development in Wyoming, Canada

While coalbed methane (CBM) has proven to be a valuable resource, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and his government have had their hands full with CBM developers in Canada and Wyoming, whose projects could affect the water quality of some of Montana’s major rivers in addition to the state’s wildlife.

June 11, 2007

Montana to Monitor CBM Development in Wyoming, Canada

While coalbed methane (CBM) has proven to be a valuable resource, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and his government have had their hands full with CBM developers in Canada and Wyoming, whose projects could affect the water quality of some of Montana’s major rivers in addition to the state’s wildlife.

June 5, 2007

Sempra: Liquefaction Problems to Delay Texas LNG Plans by 1-2 Years

More time will be needed for the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) developers to work out complex economic, technical and marketing details involved in building added liquefaction capacity, and thus, plans for a new LNG receiving terminal at Port Arthur, TX, remain on hold, according to senior officials at San Diego-based Sempra Energy. They spoke Wednesday on a first quarter earnings conference call with the financial community, reporting earnings that were robust, but down over a record quarter a year earlier because of accounting adjustments related to natural gas trading activities.

May 3, 2007

Factor Carbon Caps Into Planning Now, Says Consultant ICF

The frenzy over gas-fired power generation is well off the boil as developers turn their attention to coal-fired and nuclear plants as well as renewables. However, the specter of carbon dioxide regulation casts doubt on coal-fired generation economics, potentially favoring alternatives, including gas.

March 5, 2007