New Brunswick Should Avoid Shale Moratorium, Researcher Says

New Brunswick should require a portion of any natural gas found in its shale plays be set aside for use in the province and should put in place a water use strategy for the shale gas industry, but it should not place a moratorium on the industry, according to a report by Louis LaPierre, a professor emeritus in biology at the University of Moncton.

October 16, 2012

Wyoming Governor Eyes Pipe Corridors to Facilitate EOR

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday kicked off what he hopes will be a public discussion on the establishment of a network of carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline corridors that ultimately could be used to site all other types of energy pipelines, including natural gas, oil and liquids.

May 2, 2012

TransCanada Officially Makes NW Pipeline Two-Way

Although at times it has operated bidirectionally, TransCanada has made its Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN) pipeline from western Canada to California a two-way line with the establishment of an agreement with El Paso’s Ruby Pipeline, which interconnects with GTN in southeast Oregon, a Houston-based spokesperson confirmed Friday.

April 16, 2012

Permanent Shut-In of Fayetteville Disposal Wells Recommended

Staff of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (AOGC) has recommended the permanent shut-in of saltwater disposal wells in an area north of Conway, AR, in the Fayetteville Shale where a recent earthquake swarm is thought to have resulted from waste injection activities.

June 23, 2011

CFTC Approves Reporting Rule for Commodity Swaps

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) last Tuesday voted out a rule requiring the establishment of a data reporting system that would be a precursor to the setting and enforcing of aggregate position limits for physical commodity swaps.

October 25, 2010

CFTC Approves Reporting Rule for Commodity Swaps

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Tuesday voted out a rule requiring the establishment of a data reporting system, a precursor to the setting and enforcement of aggregate position limits for physical commodity swaps (see Daily GPI, July 22).

October 20, 2010

Coast Guard Proposes Freeport LNG Security Zones

The U.S. Coast Guard has requested the establishment of a permanent security zone in the Freeport, TX, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Basin, located about 70 miles south of Houston, and moving security zones for certain vessels bound for the Port of Freeport.

May 1, 2009

FERC Finalizes Reliability Rulemaking, But Job’s Not Done, Commissioners Note

FERC last Thursday finalized landmark new rules on the certification of an electric reliability organization (ERO) and the procedures for the establishment, approval and enforcement of mandatory electric reliability standards. But Commissioners, at a special open meeting, underscored the point that their work is far from over, with consideration of an ERO application waiting in the wings. Over the long haul, FERC will work to ensure that reliability standards are effectively enforced.

February 6, 2006

Kansas Regulators Mull Criteria, Standards for Financially Strapped Utilities

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) on Monday launched an investigation examining the establishment of standards and criteria for financially weakened gas and electric utilities “to assure retail customers continuity of service, including, in particular, continuity in the quality of that utility service.”

October 15, 2003

CA Gov. Claims Near Deal to Buy SoCal Ed’s Lines for $2.76 Billion

The hoped-for agreement among California’s three investor-ownedutilities and the California’s political establishment was stillout of reach last Friday, but feeling the need to announce someprogress in preparation for his political trip to Washington, DC,and Wall Street early this week. Gov. Gray Davis said the state isclosest to a deal to pay $2.76 billion for the transmission linesof Southern California Edison.

February 26, 2001
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