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FERC Levies Penalties on DTE Energy Affiliates

FERC has imposed a more than $700,000 civil penalty on two subsidiaries of Michigan-based DTE Energy for violation of the agency’s capacity release regulations and the misclassification of firm transportation and park and loan agreements.

June 5, 2013

Colorado Governor Orders Review of Oil, Gas Penalties

Energy industry-supported legislation in Colorado, which would have imposed higher penalties for oil and natural gas operators that violated state regulations, was defeated Wednesday on the final day of the session for the General Assembly.

May 10, 2013

Colorado Oil, Gas Industry ‘Dumbfounded’ by Bill’s Defeat

Legislation in Colorado that would have imposed higher penalties for oil and natural gas operators that violated state regulations — supported by the governor and the energy industry — went down in defeat Wednesday, the final day of the session.

May 10, 2013
Three California Drilling Bills Advance

Three California Drilling Bills Advance

Three bills that if enacted would place a moratorium on using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in drilling operations, as well as review oil and gas drilling practices, have advanced in the California legislature along partisan lines in a body dominated by Democrats.

May 3, 2013

Flood of Marcellus Wastewater Overwhelming Disposal Capacity

Despite producing less wastewater per unit of natural gas produced compared with conventional wells, the enormity of the Marcellus Shale’s growth has increased total wastewater generated in the region by about 570% since 2004, “overwhelming current wastewater disposal infrastructure capacity,” according to a study by researchers at Duke and Kent State universities.

January 24, 2013

Barclays Contends FERC Manipulation Case Raises ‘Many Red Flags’

Confronted with the possibility of having to pay the largest penalty ever imposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for market manipultaion, Barclays Bank PLC Friday attempted to lay out its case that it had neither the intent nor the ability to manipulate prices in the wholesale electric power markets.

December 18, 2012

Pennsylvania Legislator Blasts PUC for Withholding Impact Fee Revenue

A legislator in the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Monday said the state Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) decision to withhold nearly $1 million in impact fee revenue from four townships amounted to extortion.

October 17, 2012

Texas Town’s Drilling Supporters Fall Short of Petition Goal

Citizens for Property Rights (CPR), a five-member group that opposes what members believe are too-strict restrictions on gas drilling imposed by the city of Southlake, TX, failed to get enough signatures on a petition to relax some of the rules. However, CRP Chairman Stephen Oren said the group will try again.

May 31, 2012

Pennsylvania Regulators Delay Implementing Impact Fee

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has delayed implementing Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, “due to an ambiguity with an injunction imposed by the state’s Commonwealth Court,” the PUC said Thursday.

April 30, 2012

Pennsylvania PUC Delays Implementation of Impact Fee

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has delayed implementation of Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, “due to an ambiguity with an injunction imposed by the state’s Commonwealth Court,” the PUC said late Thursday.

April 30, 2012
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