Investigation

California to Investigate Preventive Power Blackouts; SoCal Edison Reaches $360M Settlement

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Wednesday launched a statewide investigation of how major utilities have used preventive power shutoffs to curb wildfires, noting that it intends to hold the power companies accountable for their actions during those increasingly controversial events.

November 14, 2019

FBI Said Probing Pennsylvania on Mariner East Pipeline Permitting

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is said to be investigating how Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration issued permits to construct the controversial Mariner East (ME) pipeline system, according to news media reports.

November 13, 2019

Pennsylvania AG Said Again Investigating Natural Gas Industry

Pennsylvania Attorney General (AG) Josh Shapiro’s office is said to be conducting an investigation of the environmental impacts caused by unconventional natural gas drilling operations in the southwestern part of the state.

March 5, 2019
ME 1 Outage Stretches Into Second Week as Sinkhole Investigation Deepens

ME 1 Outage Stretches Into Second Week as Sinkhole Investigation Deepens

The Mariner East (ME) 1 pipeline remains offline more than a week after service was stopped in response to yet another sinkhole that formed in southeast Pennsylvania, compounding problems for the system as the state oversees additional geophysical tests and the public outcries grow louder.

January 30, 2019

Kansas Fast Tracks Plan to Replace Aging NatGas Utility Pipeline

Kansas regulators on Tuesday laid out an accelerated plan for natural gas utilities to replace aging and obsolete pipeline infrastructure.

September 14, 2017

NTSB Investigating Fatal NatGas Flowline Explosion in Colorado

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has joined Colorado investigators who are examining what caused a fatal home explosion last month that is linked to a severed natural gas flowline in Firestone.

May 11, 2017

FERC Opens Rate Investigations of Two Interstate NatGas Pipelines

FERC commissioners voted Thursday to initiate Natural Gas Act Section 5 investigations of the rates charged by two Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) interstate natural gas pipelines — Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL) [RP17-303] and Wyoming Interstate Co. LLC (WIC) [RP17-302] — to determine if they are just and reasonable.

January 19, 2017

ExxonMobil Ordered by Massachusetts Court to Turn Over Internal Research

ExxonMobil Corp. has been ordered to hand over more than 40 years of internal research concerning the impact of fossil fuels on the environment for an investigation being conducted by Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey.

January 12, 2017

Texas Judge Nixes Massachusetts AG Deposition — For Now

A Texas federal judge on Monday canceled a deposition scheduled for Tuesday (Dec. 13) by ExxonMobil Corp. of Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey regarding a probe into the supermajor’s fossil fuels research.

December 13, 2016

ExxonMobil ‘Fully Complying’ with SEC Oil and Gas Reserves Investigation

An investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about how ExxonMobil Corp. values its oil and natural gas reserves is underway, officials confirmed.

September 21, 2016
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