Hawaii

Hawaii Residents Pay Most for Natural Gas, with Idaho Ranked Lowest, Says WalletHub

Hawaii Residents Pay Most for Natural Gas, with Idaho Ranked Lowest, Says WalletHub

Connecticut residents pay the most of any state overall for their energy, whether it be natural gas, electricity, home heating oil and motor fuel, while Washington, DC, residents pay the least, according to a new report by WalletHub. The Evolution Finance Inc. subsidiary found that on average, Connecticut residents spend $372/month for their energy, whereas…

July 17, 2020
Hawaii Gas to Tap Honolulu Wastewater for Synthetic NatGas

Hawaii Gas to Tap Honolulu Wastewater for Synthetic NatGas

Hawaii Gas, the state’s sole natural gas utility, has been tapped by Honolulu authorities to buy biogas from a municipal wastewater treatment plant and turn it into pipeline-quality synthetic natural gas (SNG) for retail customers on Oahu.

August 4, 2016
With Merger Scrapped, Hawaiian Electric Drops LNG Plans

With Merger Scrapped, Hawaiian Electric Drops LNG Plans

Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI) has scrapped plans for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract with Fortis Hawaii Energy Inc. as well as plans to convert an existing power plant to natural gas following the termination of its proposed merger with NextEra Energy Inc.

July 21, 2016
LNG Possible Cost-Saving Alternative for Hawaii Gas, Says Report

LNG Possible Cost-Saving Alternative for Hawaii Gas, Says Report

Hawaii leaders have set a goal to use 100% renewables by 2045, but liquefied natural gas (LNG) may be a viable and cost-saving supplement to the use of synthetic natural gas (SNG) by Hawaii Gas as a primary fuel in the interim, according to the results of an 18-month bidding process by the state’s only regulated gas utility.

January 20, 2016

NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Seek ‘Lokahi’ With Governor

Prospective merger partners NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI) Monday emphasized their commitment to the Aloha State’s renewables-only by 2045 energy plans after Gov. David Ige reversed his support for more liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports. The companies are in agreement, they said, in an announcement that mentioned natural gas only once and LNG not at all.

September 1, 2015
Hawaii Governor Throws LNG Under Renewables Bus

Hawaii Governor Throws LNG Under Renewables Bus

A former supporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the governor of Hawaii said Wednesday that “liquid” natural gas has no place in his plans to transform his state to 100% renewable energy.

August 28, 2015

Hawaii Gas Files LNG Plans With State Regulators

Hawaii Gas, the island state’s principal gas utility, has filed with the state regulatory commission to convert up to 30% of its synthetic natural gas (SNG) production at an Oahu-based plant to lower-cost liquefied natural gas (LNG) it plans to import from the North American mainland.

October 30, 2014

Hawaii Takes First LNG Shipment, More Planned

Honolulu-based Hawaii Gas, the state’s only franchised gas distribution utility, took its first shipment of containerized liquefied natural gas (LNG) on April 2. In what are projected to be regular shipments from the mainland, Hawaii Gas will use the LNG as a backup for its synthetic natural gas (SNG) operations.

April 10, 2014
Macquarie Gets OK on Hawaii LNG Shipments

Macquarie Gets OK on Hawaii LNG Shipments

Hawaii state regulators last Thursday gave the green light to importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from the U.S. mainland to supplement an ongoing synthetic gas operation on Oahu, which includes Honolulu.

March 11, 2014

Industry Briefs

Citizens Utilities agreed to sell all of its electric utilityoperations in Arizona and Vermont to Cap Rock Energy Corp. and itsKauai (Hawaii) electric division to Kauai Island Electric Co-op.The total sales price was $535 million and the transactions areexpected to close within twelve months. The operations serve atotal of 119,000 customers. Citizens’ electric utility operationsare the second group of the company’s Public Services businesses tobe sold. Citizens’ water and wastewater operations were sold inOctober 1999 for $835 million. Still to be finalized are the salesof Citizens’ gas distribution businesses. The proceeds from the allof the divestitures will be used to permanently fund Citizens’announced acquisitions of nearly one million telephone accesslines. Citizens Utilities provides telecommunications services andpublic services including gas distribution, electric distribution,water distribution and wastewater treatment services to 1.9 millioncustomers in 22 states.

February 18, 2000