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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

National Grid Ends New York Natural Gas Moratorium

National Grid on Monday said it’s reached a deal with state officials to end a moratorium on new natural gas service in New York City and begin hooking up connections that have been delayed for months.

November 25, 2019

California-Focused Producers See Little Impact from Crackdown on Oil, Gas Drilling

With state leadership pushing to accelerate the move away from fossil fuels, California oil and natural gas regulators have released a series of stricter regulations on drilling and related activities.

November 21, 2019
New York Natural Gas Utilities Facing Credit Risks, Says Moody’s

New York Natural Gas Utilities Facing Credit Risks, Says Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service said this week New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s intention to potentially revoke National Grid’s operating certificate unless it ends a New York City moratorium on new natural gas service is “credit negative” for all of the state’s investor-owned utilities.

November 20, 2019

New York Moves to Revoke National Grid Certificate as Natural Gas Fight Continues

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed against National Grid in a letter to the utility on Tuesday indicating the state intends to revoke its certificate to operate for imposing a moratorium on new natural gas service in New York City.

November 12, 2019

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

Colorado’s Boulder County Imposes Oil, Gas Drilling Permit Moratorium Until March 2020

County commissioners in Boulder on Friday imposed a temporary moratorium on accepting or processing oil and natural gas drilling applications until it has updated its land-use rules for energy extraction.

July 1, 2019
Corridor Resources Seeks Permit to Frack in New Brunswick

Corridor Resources Seeks Permit to Frack in New Brunswick

An eastern contender stepped forward Thursday to be the pioneer of natural gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New Brunswick under a new regulation that enables regional exemptions to be granted from the province’s five-year-old ban.

June 10, 2019
Several Colorado Towns Pausing Oil, Natural Gas Development

Several Colorado Towns Pausing Oil, Natural Gas Development

Broomfield on Tuesday became the seventh local government in Colorado to impose some form of moratoria on oil and natural gas development in the midst of the ongoing implementation of state Senate Bill (SB) 181, which was enacted in April.

May 30, 2019
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