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California Utilities Said Facing Fewer Wildfire Financial Risks

California Utilities Said Facing Fewer Wildfire Financial Risks

While the physical risks of California wildfires are projected to increase, actions by courts, lawmakers and regulators over the past 12 months have lowered the state’s financial exposure, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

June 1, 2020
Moody’s Sees Public Power Utilities Staying Resilient Through Pandemic, Demand Impacts Varying Widely by State

Moody’s Sees Public Power Utilities Staying Resilient Through Pandemic, Demand Impacts Varying Widely by State

Moody’s Investors Service said this week it is maintaining a stable outlook for the U.S. public power sector through the Covid-19pandemicand resulting economic downturn.

April 24, 2020

U.S. Natural Gas Price Forecasts Evolving as Coronavirus, Oil Price Slump Roil Markets

Natural gas prices are forecast to be pressured into 2021, with potential relief as associated output falls on reduced oil drilling and more coal-to-gas switching, according to analysts.

March 26, 2020

Natural Gas, Power Utilities Said Well-Positioned to Weather Coronavirus Impacts

Regulated natural gas and power utilities are relatively well positioned to weather the economic impacts of the Covid-19pandemic, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service.

March 25, 2020
U.S. E&Ps Facing ‘Extensive Credit Shock’ on Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices

U.S. E&Ps Facing ‘Extensive Credit Shock’ on Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices

As Lower 48 natural gas and oil producers signal cutbacks to spending and activity, the latest data on permitting indicates operators already are “clearly retreating” in the wake of a devastating decline in oil prices and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

March 20, 2020
Lower 48 E&Ps Punch Back by Cutting Capex as Oil Prices Decimated

Lower 48 E&Ps Punch Back by Cutting Capex as Oil Prices Decimated

A slew of Lower 48 oil and natural gas producers reacted swiftly to the plummet in crude prices Monday by reducing planned spending and activity through the rest of the year.

March 10, 2020
‘Staggering’ Debt Has North American E&Ps, Especially Natural Gas-Weighted, Risking Default

‘Staggering’ Debt Has North American E&Ps, Especially Natural Gas-Weighted, Risking Default

With a “staggering level” of debt maturing in the 2020-2024 time frame and limited access to credit, North America’s exploration and production (E&P) companies, particularly natural gas-focused operators, face an increased risk of default, according to new research from Moody’s Investors Service.

February 19, 2020

As DUCs Decline, U.S. Sand Demand Seen Returning, with In-Basin Capacity Outpacing NWS

A fall off in Lower 48 exploration activity has slammed the sand mining sector, but some stability should return this year, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

January 22, 2020

As DUCs Decline, U.S. Sand Demand Seen Returning, with In-Basin Capacity Outpacing NWS

A fall off in Lower 48 exploration activity has slammed the sand mining sector, but some stability should return this year, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

January 22, 2020

PG&E Board Nominees Said to ‘Lack Relevant California Experience’

Chapter 11 bankruptcy-bound PG&E Corp. and utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) late Wednesday named former public power executive Bill Johnson as CEO along with 10 directors, which it said would create reconstructed oversight at California’s multi-billion dollar combination utility.

April 8, 2019
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