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Three Republicans to Join Senate Energy Panel

Three Republican senators — all from the South — will be joining the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the 110th Congress, which gets under way in early January.

December 19, 2006

Top GOP Staffer Concedes MTBE Provisions Could Threaten Energy Bill

As the Senate gets ready to begin debate on an omnibus energy bill on Tuesday, a top Republican staff member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee conceded that the controversial methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) provisions could threaten the energy measure this year.

June 13, 2005

NW Natural Gas Gets Ratings Boost to ‘A+’ from S&P

Showing Wall Street appreciates steady-state natural gas utilities, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) Tuesday increased the credit rating of Portland, OR-based Northwest Natural Gas Co. to “A+” for both its corporate and senior secured debt ratings, and almost as high for its other ratings. All of the levels were raised and the outlook was designated as “stable,” S&P’s San Francisco analyst Swami Venkataraman said.

January 5, 2005

SG Resources Gets More Time to Build MS Storage Project

FERC last Wednesday granted SG Resources Mississippi LLC (SGRM) a nearly two-year extension of the deadline to complete the Southern Pines Energy Center, a 12 Bcf high-performance salt dome storage project, in Greene County, MS.

December 20, 2004

Cheniere’s 2.6 Bcf/d Sabine Pass LNG Terminal Gets Green Light

FERC issued a draft order last week granting a certificate for development and operation of the $750 million Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, LA. With a proposed peak sendout of 2.6 Bcf/d of regasified LNG, Cheniere LNG’s Sabine Pass terminal will be the largest of the three proposed and four existing U.S. LNG terminals with FERC certificates.

December 20, 2004

SG Resources Gets More Time to Build MS Storage Project

FERC on Wednesday granted SG Resources Mississippi LLC (SGRM) a nearly two-year extension of the deadline to complete the Southern Pines Energy Center, a 12 Bcf high-performance salt dome storage project, in Greene County, MS.

December 17, 2004

CFTC Gets Two New Commissioners, Brown-Hruska Begins Second Term

Two new commissioners, Michael V. Dunn and Fred Hatfield, and one returning commissioner, Acting Chairman Sharon Brown-Hruska, were sworn in last Monday at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal agency that regulates commodity futures and options trading in the United States. The term of Walter L. Lukken, a fourth CFTC commissioner, began in August 2002 and ends next April.

December 13, 2004

CFTC Gets Two New Commissioners, Brown-Hruska Begins Second Term

Two new commissioners, Michael V. Dunn and Fred Hatfield, and one returning commissioner, Acting Chairman Sharon Brown-Hruska, were sworn in Monday at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal agency that regulates commodity futures and options trading in the United States. The term of Walter L. Lukken, a fourth CFTC commissioner, began in August 2002 and ends next April.

December 7, 2004

CFTC Gets Two New Commissioners, Brown-Hruska Begins Second Term

Two new commissioners, Michael V. Dunn and Fred Hatfield, and one returning commissioner, Acting Chairman Sharon Brown-Hruska, were sworn in Monday at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal agency that regulates commodity futures and options trading in the United States. The term of Walter L. Lukken, a fourth CFTC commissioner, began in August 2002 and ends next April.

December 7, 2004

Cheyenne Plains Gets Green Light to Start Up West-to-East Pipeline

FERC on Wednesday gave Cheyenne Plains Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of El Paso Corp., the go-ahead to begin service on its 380-mile mainline pipeline that will deliver natural gas from the prolific Rocky Mountain region to markets in the Midcontinent and the Midwest.

December 3, 2004