Fatal

Blast Focuses Attention on Pipe Practices

Just days before Sunday’s fatal explosion at a gas-fired power plant under construction in Middletown, CT, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued recommendations that national codes be changed to improve safety when gas pipes are being purged. Sunday’s explosion is thought to have occurred during a pipeline purge or “blow down” (see Daily GPI, Feb. 9).

February 10, 2010

Federal Court Ruling Blocks Islander East Pipeline Project

The proposed Islander East pipeline, designed to carry natural gas 45 miles from Connecticut to Long Island, NY, was dealt a potentially fatal blow when a federal court set aside a U.S. secretary of commerce decision that had overruled Connecticut’s objections to the project.

September 3, 2007

Federal Court Ruling Blocks Islander East Pipeline Project

The proposed Islander East pipeline, designed to carry natural gas 45 miles from Connecticut to Long Island, NY, was dealt a potentially fatal blow when a federal court set aside a U.S. secretary of commerce decision that had overruled Connecticut’s objections to the project.

August 21, 2007

Dynegy CEO Sees Solid Performance as Company Restructures

Following a near-fatal collapse two years ago, Dynegy Inc. has been shedding assets and restructuring, and the lost business was evident in the company’s first quarter report last week. Its smaller power generation business was off 35% from a year ago, and the discontinued energy risk management unit also reported huge losses.

May 3, 2004

Enbridge Charged in Fatal Blast in Toronto; Faces Trial, Hefty Fines

Ontario’s pipeline safety regulators have charged Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and two other companies with negligence in connection with a pipeline explosion last April in Toronto that killed five persons, left several injured and caused extensive property damage.

December 4, 2003

Oneok Settles Lawsuit Arising from Fatal Explosion

Tulsa, OK-based Oneok Inc. said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit that was brought by the family of an elderly couple who were killed following two explosions at a Kansas storage site in early 2001.

August 21, 2002

Bilas Says CA Regulators Fatal Flaw is Lack of Independence

The just-retired former two-time president of the California Public Utilities Commission, Richard Bilas, sounded off Monday on the lack of political independence at the five-member state regulatory panel and a host of energy issues in the state that he thinks are not likely to get the nonpartisan leadership needed to resolve them. In an interview with NGI, Bilas said a little-recognized state law passed in 1999 (SB 33) “politicized” the CPUC to an extent never before seen, and that is “not good” for consumers or utilities.

March 18, 2002

Bilas Says CA Regulators Fatal Flaw is Lack of Independence

The just-retired former two-time president of the California Public Utilities Commission, Richard Bilas, sounded off Monday on the lack of political independence at the five-member state regulatory panel and a host of energy issues in the state that he thinks are not likely to get the nonpartisan leadership needed to resolve them. In an interview with NGI, Bilas said a little-recognized state law passed in 1999 (SB 33) “politicized” the CPUC to an extent never before seen, and that is “not good” for consumers or utilities.

March 13, 2002

Westcoast Abandons TriState Project for Vector

Westcoast Energy dealt the 650 MMcf/d TriState Pipeline project a potentially fatal blow last week by exiting the project partnership, which now includes only CMS Energy, and signing on with TriState’s main competitor, the 1 Bcf/d Vector Pipeline. Westcoast dropped its 33% stake in TriState and purchased a 30% equity stake in Vector from project operator Enbridge Inc. It also committed to take 240 MMcf/d of firm capacity in the $500 million Vector project.

September 27, 1999

Weather, Short-covering Puts Downtrend in Jeopardy

Ding-dong the downtrend is dead. Well maybe its not dead quiteyet, but it certainly was dealt a potentially fatal blow yesterdaywhen short-covering by funds quickly turned into a buyingfree-for-all as commercials and locals entered the fray. The Augustcontract finished at $2.395, up 14.2 cents for the day. Nearly asimpressive as the price action was estimated volume, whichregistered 113,049 contracts.

July 23, 1999
1 2 3 Next ›