Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has been busy in the past few weeks signing a long list of bills into law, including a half-dozen energy measures dealing with a state energy improvement program, microbes use in natural gas drilling, natural gas vehicles (NGV), wind project property owners’ rights, and even a nuclear energy production study.
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In a state with significant energy and environmental issues, Wyoming’s new Gov. Matt Mead announced his appointments to various boards and commissions, including a number that deal with the energy sector. In most cases Mead went with incumbents, such as his reappointment of Kathleen “Cindy” Lewis to the three-member Public Service Commission. Similarly, Thomas Doll was reappointed as director and Donald Basko as a member of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. These appointments require confirmation by the state Senate by the end of this month. Other appointments were to the Energy Resources Council, Enhanced and Improved Oil Recovery Commission, Environmental Quality Council, Geological Survey Board, Infrastructure Authority, and Pipeline Authority. The oil recovery panel appointment was new — Tom Fitzsimmons, succeeding Gail Chenoweth; and the infrastructure and pipeline panel selections were reappointments — Kyle White and Duane Zavadil, respectively.
Wyoming requires a “balanced approach” to protect the state’s wildlife and environment while allowing for all types of energy development, incoming Gov. Matt Mead said last week.
Wyoming requires a “balanced approach” to protect the state’s wildlife and environment while allowing for all types of energy development, incoming Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday.
Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt last week signed legislation exempting manufacturers from state sales taxes on electricity, natural gas, water, coal and other utility commodities/services in addition to chemicals used in manufacturing processes. The exemption extends to machinery, equipment and materials used for research and development related to manufacturing.
Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt Wednesday signed legislation exempting manufacturers from state sales taxes on electricity, natural gas, water, coal and other utility commodities/services in addition to chemicals used in manufacturing processes. The exemption extends to machinery, equipment and materials used for research and development related to manufacturing.
The Missouri Energy Task Force, a blue-ribbon panel appointed last December by Gov. Matt Blunt, on Thursday recommended the state adopt a “common-sense approach” to meeting the increasing energy demands within the state. Among other things, the panel recommended diversifying energy sources to include wind-and ethanol-based fuels, as well as increasing conservation efforts to keep energy costs affordable.
Dynegy Inc. said Wednesday that it has appointed Matt K. Schatzman, previously president of Energy Trading, to the positions of president and CEO of the company’s energy convergence business. In his new roles, Schatzman will add energy marketing and origination, commercial asset management, operations and development of Dynegy’s U.S. generation facilities, and Dynegy Canada to his current responsibilities, which include all energy transportation, logistics and risk management activities. He will continue to report to Steve Bergstrom, Dynegy Inc. president and COO. Schatzman joined Dynegy in 1990 as director of transportation after spending three years at Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp. Cliff Hare, formerly senior vice president of marketing and origination for the Southeast, will replace Schatzman as president of Energy Trading. After spending 10 years with Southern Natural Gas Co., Hare joined Natural Gas Clearinghouse, Dynegy’s predecessor company, in 1987 and has served in various departments within the company, including transportation, gas trading, power fuel and gas and power marketing. He will relocate to Dynegy’s Houston headquarters and will report to Schatzman.