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California Regulators Eye Comprehensive Pipeline Safety Proceeding

Seeking a public forum and a conduit for eventual changes to the state’s regulation of natural gas pipelines, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Tuesday released a proposal to conduct a broad-based investigation of the fatal Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) transmission pipeline rupture in San Bruno, CA, last September. The proceeding is expected to kick off by mid-year.

February 24, 2011

NRG: Gas Will Back-up Wind Power, But LNG Supplies Uncertain

California’s headlong rush toward an eventual renewable portfolio standard (RPS) goal of 33% of the state’s power coming from environmentally clean resources by 2020 could greatly expand the market from natural gas-fired power generation, according to Steve Hoffmann, senior vice president with NRG Energy Inc. With wind power back-up is key. He pointed out that during a recent heat wave less than 2% of the wind power connected to the system was actually functioning.

September 17, 2007

Renewable Push Can Expand Gas-Powered Generation Market

California’s headlong rush toward an eventual renewable portfolio standard (RPS) goal of 33% of the state’s power coming from environmentally clean resources by 2020 could greatly expand the market from natural gas-fired power generation, according to Steve Hoffmann, senior vice president with NRG Energy Inc. Diversifying electric generation fuels may expand, not lessen, the influence of gas in the next five to 10 years, he said from his perspective running NRG’s western operations.

September 13, 2007

Calpine Headed Toward Restructuring; Shake-Up ‘Expected, Tragic’

Speculation was rampant Wednesday and bets were on a potential bankruptcy filing under Calpine Corp.’s eventual new top management, following the displacement of the debt-ridden company’s CEO/founder Peter Cartwright. In the aftermath, the head of the California Independent Energy Producers (IEP) Association called the latest setback for the once-highly regarded merchant power plant company both “expected and tragic.”

December 1, 2005

Panelists: No Silver Bullet for Solving Gas Supply/Demand Problem

While energy efficiency and renewables, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the eventual construction of the Alaska pipeline can all play a role in helping to tackle the current gas supply/demand quandary facing the U.S., there is no single silver bullet available that can dramatically lower natural gas prices from their high levels today, a broad cross-section of energy and environmental officials agreed at a conference last Tuesday.

May 30, 2005

Panelists: No Silver Bullet for Solving Gas Supply/Demand Problem

While energy efficiency and renewables, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the eventual construction of the Alaska pipeline can all play a role in helping to tackle the current gas supply/demand quandary facing the U.S., there is no single silver bullet available that can dramatically lower natural gas prices from their high levels today, a broad cross-section of energy and environmental officials agreed at a conference on Tuesday.

May 25, 2005

New Environmental Study Key on Long Beach LNG Terminal Proposal

While the public scuffling between pro and con factions gain most of the attention, the key to the eventual development of Sound Energy Solution’s (SES) LNG import terminal in the Port of Long Beach, CA, is an environmental impact review (EIR) currently in “administrative draft” form, according to Robert Kanter, the Port’s planning director. The EIR should be released for public comment by mid-June, he said.

April 11, 2005

Dynegy’s Former CEO Sees Eventual Return of Energy Merchants

The energy industry is beginning to trust itself again, and while it may take time, in the end the producers want to produce, the consumers want to consume and “somebody has to take care of delivery” — which eventually will lead to a return of energy merchants, Chuck Watson said Thursday.

September 8, 2003

CPUC Establishes Proceeding to Prepare for El Paso Gas Settlement Payments

Seeking to stay ahead of eventual settlement developments in a state Superior Court in San Diego and at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, California’s state regulatory commission Thursday established a statewide regulatory proceeding to outline how to return in excess of $1 billion to private-sector natural gas and electric utility customers. The funds are what El Paso Natural Gas Corp. agreed to pay in a settlement resulting from various court and regulatory actions aimed at its alleged manipulation of wholesale gas prices at the California-Arizona border in 2000-2001.

July 14, 2003

CPUC Establishes Proceeding to Prepare for El Paso Gas Settlement Payments

Seeking to stay ahead of eventual settlement developments in a state Superior Court in San Diego and at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, California’s state regulatory commission Thursday established a statewide regulatory proceeding to outline how to return in excess of $1 billion to private-sector natural gas and electric utility customers. The funds are what El Paso Natural Gas Corp. agreed to pay in a settlement resulting from various court and regulatory actions aimed at its alleged manipulation of wholesale gas prices at the California-Arizona border in 2000-2001.

July 14, 2003