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Natural Gas Utilities Ready to Assist as Covid-19 Lockdown Moratoriums Lifted

Natural Gas Utilities Ready to Assist as Covid-19 Lockdown Moratoriums Lifted

As areas of the United States begin transitioning to another new normal by slowly reopening to recover from Covid-19, some natural gas utilities are also shifting their pandemic policies and attempting to help their customers along the way.  National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) President Brandon Presley has established a task force to focus…

June 22, 2020
Colorado’s Boulder County Extends Moratorium on Oil, Gas Permitting, Seismic Testing

Colorado’s Boulder County Extends Moratorium on Oil, Gas Permitting, Seismic Testing

Boulder’s Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has extended the existing moratorium on accepting and processing new oil and gas development applications and on seismic testing to July 31.

March 4, 2020

New York Orders National Grid to Hook Up Natural Gas for Some Customers

The New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) has ordered National Grid to connect natural gas service for more than 1,100 customers, warning the utility that it faces millions of dollars in penalties for denying service.

October 14, 2019
With State Legislation Pending, Colorado County Temporarily Suspends New Drilling

With State Legislation Pending, Colorado County Temporarily Suspends New Drilling

Calling it a glimpse of the future under proposed energy regulatory reform now moving through the Colorado legislature, industry representatives are blasting a decision by the Adams County’s elected Board of Commissioners to establish a temporary moratorium on new drilling.

March 22, 2019

Con Ed Enacts Moratorium on New Natural Gas Service in NYC Suburbs

Consolidated Edison Co. (Con Ed) of New York Inc. said it will stop accepting applications for new natural gas service in most of Westchester County, NY, starting in mid-March because demand is outpacing pipeline-constrained supply.

January 22, 2019
Winter Moratorium on Some NatGas Hookups Proposed in California

Winter Moratorium on Some NatGas Hookups Proposed in California

California regulators have proposed setting a moratorium on new commercial and industrial (C/I) connections this winter as a means of ensuring reliability for existing customers.

December 19, 2017

IECA Wants Moratorium on New LNG Exports to Non-Free Trade Countries

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to implement five policy recommendations, including a moratorium on further approvals of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to non-free trade agreement (FTA) countries, in an effort to protect the U.S. economy and consumers.

June 28, 2017
Colorado County, State AG Clash Over Local Drilling Moratorium

Colorado County, State AG Clash Over Local Drilling Moratorium

Sparks flew Friday between activist Boulder County and Colorado Attorney General (AG) Cynthia Coffman over the county’s refusal to follow Coffman’s directive to lift a moratorium on oil and natural gas drilling.

February 13, 2017

Determined Colorado County Continues Fracking Ban

Reacting to a recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling, Boulder County commissioners on Thursday imposed a new six-month moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) after lifting a four-year prohibition that had been in place for unincorporated portions of the county. The ban will last through Nov. 18.

May 20, 2016

Barriers to Fracking Falling Away in New Brunswick

Defeat is in sight for a six-year crusade to keep “fracked” natural gas out of New Brunswick as a Canadian fortress of environmental purity, according to a provincial inquiry.

March 11, 2016
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