Natural gas remained high atop the list of energy sources in terms of total installed operating generating capacity, but wind power outpaced gas in newly installed power generation capacity so far this year, according to data from FERC.
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Newly installed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Wednesday announced that more than 21 million acres will be offered offshore Texas in the Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in a federal lease sale in August for oil and natural gas exploration and development.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has undertaken five case studies in the Marcellus, Barnett and Bakken shales and the Raton Basin on the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on drinking water sources as part of its multi-year review of the well stimulation technique used in unconventional plays.
The groundwater in Pavillion, WY, contains chemicals that are normally used in natural gas production practices, such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), according to a draft report released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last Thursday. An Encana Corp. spokesman contested the EPA findings.
FERC last Wednesday scheduled oral argument for Sept. 20 in an ongoing proceeding involving ISO New England’s (ISO-NE) locational installed capacity (LICAP) plan for the region. At the same time, the agency postponed LICAP implementation, if it proceeds, until no earlier than Oct. 1, 2006 instead of January 2006 as originally scheduled.