New Brunswick Unveils New Oil and Gas Rules

Officials in the Canadian province of New Brunswick unveiled new rules for oil and natural gas development in the prospective Frederick Brook Shale on Friday, including a requirement that operators disclose all of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

February 20, 2013

New Brunswick Legislators Use ‘Free Vote’ to Back Shale Gas

A nonbinding “free vote” to support responsible gas development in the emerging Frederick Brook Shale in New Brunswick passed the Legislative Assembly along party lines Tuesday (Dec. 12), erasing fears that support for shale gas could be cracking among the governing Progressive Conservatives.

December 12, 2011

Vote Postponed as Shale Gas Debate Heats Up in New Brunswick

The debate in New Brunswick over shale gas development in the emerging Frederick Brook Shale continued to escalate Thursday, with politicians on opposing sides of the issue trading barbs and setting the stage for a showdown this week in the Legislative Assembly.

December 6, 2011

New Brunswick Enacts Tougher Shale Gas Rules

New Brunswick officials have unveiled tougher natural gas regulations in the emerging Frederick Brook Shale, but said they would not implement a ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

June 27, 2011

New Brunswick Enacts Tougher Rules, Won’t Ban Fracking

New Brunswick officials said Thursday that while the province was enacting tougher natural gas regulations in the emerging Frederick Brook Shale, it would not implement a ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

June 24, 2011

Board Recommends New Brunswick Expand NatGas Use

The New Brunswick Energy Commission (NBEC) has recommended that the province increase its reliance on natural gas as it transitions away from the use of other fossil fuels for heating, electricity and transportation.

June 2, 2011

Plans for $2.1B Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline Shelved

The Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH), a 765-kV electric transmission project planned to run between West Virginia and Frederick, MD, has been shelved in the wake of a PJM Interconnection analysis, which cited “the outlook for a slower economic recovery.”

March 2, 2011


National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) President Frederick Butler of New Jersey appointed California Public Utilities Commissioner Timothy Simon and Arkansas Public Service Commissioner Colette Honorable to serve as co-vice chairs of NARUC’s natural gas committee. Committee members work with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. departments of Energy and Transportation.

February 3, 2009

Personnel Changes

The Board of Directors of KeySpan Energy appointed four newofficers. Frederick M. Lowther, 54, of Dickstein Shapiro Morin& Oshinsky has been named general counsel. Steven L. Zelkowitz,49, has been named senior vice president and deputy generalcounsel. Michael J. Taunton, 42, has been named vice president ofinvestor relations. Lawrence S. Dryer, 39, has been named vicepresident of internal audit.

September 15, 1998