Florida

Florida Lawmakers Move to Ban Unconventional Drilling

Florida lawmakers have advanced a pair of bills designed to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, which is used in unconventional drilling.

March 28, 2019

House Democrats Introduce Bills to Curtail Offshore Oil, Gas Development

Despite impossible odds of passing the GOP-controlled Senate, House lawmakers on their third day of control Tuesday introduced seven bills designed to block the Trump administration’s plans to expand offshore oil and gas drilling.

January 9, 2019

Despite Divided Government, Oil and Gas Industry Optimistic After Midterms

Trade associations representing the oil and gas industry said that despite a return to divided government in Congress for the next two years, last week’s midterm elections both produced and retained candidates that the industry believes they can work with effectively.

November 9, 2018
Natural Gas, Oil Volumes Shut In as Florida Braces for Hurricane Michael

Natural Gas, Oil Volumes Shut In as Florida Braces for Hurricane Michael

As Hurricane Michael continued on its collision course with the western Florida coast Tuesday, natural gas markets were left to weigh the impacts of Gulf of Mexico (GOM) production shut-ins against the potential demand destruction from storm-related power outages.

October 9, 2018

Florida Utilities Improve Readiness for Hurricane Season

Florida’s electric utilities are better prepared for the tropical storms and hurricanes that bear down on the state than they ever have been, according to an assessment by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC).

September 5, 2018

FERC Declines to Appeal Landmark GHG Case to Supreme Court

FERC will not ask the Supreme Court to review a landmark district court ruling that found the Commission failed to adequately consider the impact of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions before issuing a favorable environmental review for a trio of natural gas pipeline projects in the Southeast.

July 5, 2018

FERC Approves Okeechobee Lateral; LaFleur, Glick Again Express Climate Change Concerns

FERC has authorized Florida Southeast Connection LLC to construct and operate its proposed Okeechobee Lateral project, which would provide up to 400,000 Dth/d of firm transportation service to the Okeechobee Clean Energy Center in south central Florida.

June 4, 2018
NextEra Expands Florida Natural Gas Generation in $6.5B Deal with Southern Company

NextEra Expands Florida Natural Gas Generation in $6.5B Deal with Southern Company

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE), the self-proclaimed largest utility company in the world, announced an agreement Monday with Southern Company to acquire Gulf Power, Florida City Gas and ownership interests in the Oleander and Stanton natural gas generating plants in Florida in deals valued at about $6.475 billion, including $1.4 billion of debt.

May 22, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes Scaling Back Macondo-Era Well Control Rule

Landmark offshore drilling safety rules put in place following the tragic Macondo well blowout in 2010 may be rolled back by the Trump administration.

April 30, 2018

Maryland, Florida Take Action Against Trump OCS Drilling Plan

Maryland and Florida are moving forward with efforts designed to hamper the Trump administration’s plans to expand oil and natural gas drilling in the offshore.

March 22, 2018
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