Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), who has been at the forefront of the chamber’s efforts to address cyber vulnerabilities involving the nation’s critical infrastructure, sent a letter to the American Gas Association (AGA) Thursday expressing concern about a recent report that AGA-developed standards to protect data transmitted by control systems from attacks were abandoned because of the costs.
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In an order issued Wednesday involving Chestnut Ridge Storage LLC, FERC laid out guidance on when and when it won’t grant requests to extend deadlines for completing projects.
The impossibility of predicting future natural gas and coal prices adds to the dilemma, but Rosemead, CA-based Edison International’s two-edged conundrum involving an idled California nuclear plant and money-losing merchant coal-fired generation assets in Illinois and Pennsylvania remains unresolved as time constraints worsen the potential financial fallout.
A group of independent producers have fired off a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar challenging and contesting recent claims by the Obama administration involving oil and natural gas production on public lands.
The Texas Supreme Court has for a second time reversed a court of appeals judgement in a case involving a pipeline company’s use of eminent domain for a public use project and has remanded the case to a district court “for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.”
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said Wednesday Catalyst Energy Inc. has been fined $185,000 and faces new restrictions after several incidents involving non-Marcellus Shale oil and natural gas wells in three northwestern counties.
BP plc said last week it would appeal after federal officials slapped the producer with two additional charges involving five incidents of noncompliance (INC) related to the April 2010 Macondo well blowout in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
BP plc said Wednesday it would appeal after federal officials on Wednesday slapped the producer with two additional charges involving five incidents of noncompliance (INC) related to the April 2010 Macondo well blowout in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
An investigation involving FERC was launched Friday following a widespread power blackout that started during maintenance of a high-voltage transmission line near Yuma, AZ, leaving more than four million people in the dark Thursday afternoon.
Norse Energy Corp. ASA, which early in the year had sent notices of force majeure in response to New York’s ban on permitting for drilling operations involving hydraulic fracturing (fracking), has reallocated resources to focus on Marcellus and Utica shale development in anticipation of new rules allowing the use of fracking in the state, the company said Tuesday.