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Senate Committee Hears Debate on Changes to EIA Storage Reporting

Proposed improvements to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) storage survey process sparked a debate among industry and government representatives on a panel examining natural gas market data Monday during the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Natural Gas Conference.

January 26, 2005

TX Judge Sets Date for Enron Lawsuits; NY Judge Hears Lay Case

A Houston judge has set the official start date for the plethora of class-action lawsuits against former Enron Corp. executives, banks and law firms for Oct. 17, 2005, nearly four years after the company declared bankruptcy.

July 21, 2003

Houston Judge Sets Date for Enron Lawsuits; NY Judge Hears Lay Case

A Houston judge has set the official start date for the plethora of class-action lawsuits against former Enron Corp. executives, banks and law firms for Oct. 17, 2005, nearly four years after the company declared bankruptcy.

July 18, 2003

FERC Hears Proposed Improvements to Price-Reporting System

Before a packed crowd at FERC Thursday, scores of energy industry and publication executives proposed improvements in the system of collecting and compiling index prices for natural gas. Flaws in the system have been magnified by a “bright light being shown on the process” in the wake of charges that traders manipulated the indexes.

April 25, 2003

Congressional Panel Hears Federal, State Officials in CA

Not surprisingly, federal and state witnesses disagreed over the future stability of California’s energy infrastructure and marketplace during a Congressional information-gathering hearing in Sacramento last month that was focused on the state’s independent, nonprofit electricity transmission grid operator, Cal-ISO. The chairman of the U.S.House Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs, Rep. Doug Ose (R-Woodland) set up shop in his district to hear from a number of state officials, along with Patrick Wood, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

March 4, 2002

TRC Hears Calls for Less Regulation

The best way to ease the burden of high natural gas costs is tolet producers produce and not overly regulate generators, industryofficials told the Texas Railroad Commission this week. The TRC,which is preparing recommendations on the state’s natural gasmarket, will hear testimony from stakeholders again Thursday beforefinalizing its recommendations for state legislators.

February 28, 2001

House Subcommittee Hears CA Power Woes

A U.S. House Commerce Subcommittee set the stage Monday in SanDiego for a continuation of California’s “great electricitydebate,” and the actors all showed up to deliver their linespredictably from the often-conflicting perspectives of consumers,generators, state regulators, energy officials and federalregulators. With two San Diego-based members of the subcommitteeamong the Congressional lawmakers attending, all sides got in theirtwo-cents worth, and are expected to do the same today when theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission holds its hearing on San Diegoelectricity price spikes.

September 12, 2000