Florida

Trump Reverses Course on Offshore Drilling by Extending, Expanding Atlantic Ban

Trump Reverses Course on Offshore Drilling by Extending, Expanding Atlantic Ban

In a policy about-face, President Trump extended a moratorium on oil and natural gas development in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and expanded the ban to the Atlantic coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The president, speaking Tuesday in Jupiter, FL, near his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, threw a political bone to…

September 9, 2020

Mirabito Launches Carbon Offset Plan for Florida Customers

Genie Energy subsidiary Mirabito Natural Gas has launched MirabitoClean to offset the carbon emissions of its Florida customers, which in turn would fund renewable energy projects around the United States.

June 12, 2019
Callahan Intrastate Pipeline to Expand Natural Gas Service to Northeast Florida

Callahan Intrastate Pipeline to Expand Natural Gas Service to Northeast Florida

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. affiliate Peninsula Pipeline Co. and SeaCoast Gas Transmission affiliate TECO Peoples Gas (PGS) plan to jointly develop a pipeline to bring additional natural gas capacity to the Jacksonville area of northeastern Florida, the companies said Wednesday.

May 23, 2019

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
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