Los Angeles (LA) Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a rally on Tuesday to announce the start of a program to phase out the use of natural gas for power generation in Southern California.
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Idaho-based Intermountain Gas Co., owned by MDU Resources Group, is seeking regulatory approval in the state for a planned $158 million pipeline integrity management program.
Natural gas supply in Idaho is adequate given increased demand-side management (DSM) programs, but some pipelines need to be expanded or upgraded within a few years, according to Intermountain Gas Co.
MDU Resources Group’s Intermountain Gas Co. on Thursday received approval from Idaho regulators for its updated five-year integrated resource plan (IRP), which anticipates increased demand among its residential, commercial and industrial customers spread across the southern half of the state.
After recent years of rate decreases, Idaho regulators approved purchased gas adjustment (PGA) rate increases on Wednesday for the state’s two major natural gas utility distribution companies: Spokane, WA-based Avista Utilities and Boise, ID-based Intermountain Gas Co. The rate changes are effective Tuesday (Oct. 1).
November natural gas continued to come under selling pressure Wednesday as forecasts of early snow in the East as well as actual accumulations in the Intermountain West were not enough to offset an anticipated government storage report expected to show well-above-normal injections. At the close November had fallen 6.8 cents to $3.590 and December had dropped 7.7 cents to $3.775. December crude oil fell $2.97 to $90.20/bbl.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) introduced legislation Wednesday to permanently erase the bans on oil and natural gas drilling on the federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and oil shale development in the Intermountain West.