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Lawmakers Say House Probe of Hydrofracing Clashes with EPA Effort

Reps. Dan Boren (D-OK) and Tim Murphy (R-PA) have fired off a letter to House Energy and Commerce officials criticizing their decision to investigate the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracing) on the environment and public health, saying it is unnecessary and duplicative given the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) planned study of the same issue.

March 22, 2010

Florida Trade Group Seeks PSC Ethics Investigation

Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has requested that the inspector general of the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) investigate what AIF said are thousands of messages about official PSC business sent and received on Commissioner Nancy Argenziano’s private Blackberry.

October 19, 2009

PSC Ethics Investigation Sought by Florida Trade Group

Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has requested that the inspector general of the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) investigate what AIF said are thousands of messages about official PSC business sent and received on Commissioner Nancy Argenziano’s private Blackberry.

October 19, 2009

Bingaman Critical of FERC’s Response on Market Investigations

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, saying his committee was continuing to investigate “potential anomalies in natural gas market,” advised that he was scheduling a private meeting last week with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Joseph Kelliher to go over some unanswered questions about the integrity of the markets.

April 23, 2007

Bingaman Critical of FERC’s Response on Gas Market Investigations

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, saying his committee was continuing to investigate “potential anomalies in natural gas market,” advised that he would be meeting this week with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Joseph Kelliher to go over some unanswered questions about the integrity of the markets.

April 17, 2007

Texas Producers Want Intrastate Midstream ‘Abuses’ Investigated

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP), which represents nearly 3,000 independent oil and natural gas producers, last week asked the Texas attorney general to investigate “suspicious business practices” by intrastate natural gas gatherers and processors. The request follows two others to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott: one by the National Association of Royalty Owners and the other by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), which requested a review of possible price manipulation by Energy Transfer Co. (ETC) (see NGI, Nov. 6).

November 20, 2006

Texas Producers Call for Investigation of TX Midstream ‘Abuses’

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP), which represents nearly 3,000 independent oil and natural gas producers, has asked the Texas attorney general to investigate “suspicious business practices” by intrastate natural gas gatherers and processors. Its call for an investigation follows two other requests to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott: one by the National Association of Royalty Owners and the other by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, which last week requested Abbott review possible price manipulation by Energy Transfer Co. (ETC) (see Daily GPI, Nov. 1).

November 15, 2006

Transportation Notes

El Paso took Belen Station’s #1 turbine down Tuesday to investigate a problem with the oil pump. The unit will remain down Wednesday. Previously scheduled work at Caprock Station will also occur Wednesday. The ongoing force majeure outage of Belen’s #2 unit will continue through Feb. 15, El Paso said. Capacity of the San Juan Crossover will be reduced by 35 MMcf/d from a base capacity of 650 MMcf/d Wednesday through Feb. 15.

February 8, 2006

GAO Agrees to Examine Potential for Terrorist Attacks on LNG Tankers

The General Accountability Office (GAO) said it has agreed to a request by five House lawmakers to investigate the potential for terrorist attacks on tankers transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in U.S. harbors, as well as the efforts by governmental and private sector entities to step up security.

February 22, 2005

GAO Agrees to Examine Potential for Terrorist Attacks on LNG Tankers

The General Accountability Office (GAO) said it has agreed to a request by five House lawmakers to investigate the potential for terrorist attacks on tankers transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in U.S. harbors, as well as the efforts by governmental and private sector entities to step up security.

February 21, 2005