Flaws

Harvard Study Says FracFocus Is Inadequate Regulatory Tool

FracFocus has several design flaws that make it inadequate as a regulatory compliance tool, according to a study conducted by the Environmental Law Program at Harvard Law School.

April 24, 2013

Industry Groups on EPA Fracking Study: ‘Do It Right’

Flaws in a study of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on drinking water supplies being conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must be addressed in order for the agency’s final report to be credible, according to a review of the study released Tuesday by the Battelle Memorial Institute.

July 11, 2012

California Regulators Investigating PG&E Pipe Allegations

California regulators are investigating allegations by union members that there are flaws in the welds and corrosion repairs that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) completed last year as part of its testing, repair and replacement of more than 160 miles of natural gas transmission and distribution pipeline running through high consequence areas (HCA).

February 15, 2012

PG&E Requests Pipe Probe Extension

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) last Tuesday asked California regulators for more time to produce full documentation on welds and flaws uncovered during the past 55 years on 1,805 miles of its natural gas transmission pipeline system. A regulatory commission judge is scheduled to hold a prehearing conference on the utility’s request Monday (June 6).

June 6, 2011

PG&E Seeks Extension in State Pipeline Investigation

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) Tuesday asked California regulators for more time to produce full documentation on welds and flaws uncovered during the past 55 years on 1,805 miles of its natural gas transmission pipeline system. A regulatory commission judge is scheduled to hold a prehearing conference Monday on the utility’s latest request for more time.

June 3, 2011

S&P Sees Improvement but Wants More Detail on Merchant Activities

Almost two years after Enron Corp. imploded and exposed the flaws in the rest of the energy merchant sector, a Standard & Poor’s (S&P) analyst suggests in a new report that diversified energy companies with marketing and trading activities still don’t provide enough information for investors to discern all of the credit risks or the potential earnings.

October 20, 2003

FERC Report Finds Bulk Power Market Flaws

California may have gotten the short end of the power stick lastsummer, but according to a FERC staff report, it may just have beena matter of degree days separating other regions of the countryfrom a similar fate.

November 13, 2000

FERC Report Finds Bulk Power Market Flaws

California may have gotten the short end of the power stick lastsummer, but according to a FERC staff report, it may just have beena matter of degree days separating other regions of the countryfrom a similar fate.

November 10, 2000

More Forward Contracting By CA Utilities Needed

The management of California’s independent grid operator(Cal-ISO) is searching for ways to correct market flaws identifiedlast month by its market surveillance committee, which spread blamearound to utilities, regulators, generators and the Cal-ISO itselfin the wake of the summer price/supply crunch. A suggested responseby Cal-ISO staff was submitted Sept. 28 to the grid operator’sboard of governors.

October 16, 2000

More Forward Contracting by CA Utilities Needed

The management of California’s independent grid operator(Cal-ISO) is searching for ways to correct market flaws identifiedlast month by its market surveillance committee, which spread blamearound to utilities, regulators, generators and the Cal-ISO itselfin the wake of the summer price/supply crunch. A suggested responseby Cal-ISO staff was submitted Sept. 28 to the grid operator’sboard of governors.

October 10, 2000