Nitrogen

Court Vacates EPA Rule on Cross-Border Pollution from Power Plants

An appeals court in Washington, DC, Tuesday vacated an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule aimed at reducing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from coal- and natural gas-fired power plants in 28 upwind states located primarily in the East and Texas.

August 22, 2012

Pennsylvania DEP Fines Ultra $40K for Illegal Transfer Station

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has levied a $40,000 fine on an Ultra Petroleum Corp. subsidiary for several violations from 2011, including operating an illegal transfer station from a Marcellus Shale well pad in Potter County.

May 1, 2012

Agrium to Make Final Decision on Switch from Gas to Coal in ’08

With its Alaska business forever tied to the possibility that natural gas supplies could be curtailed, Agrium Inc. plans to switch its Nikiski nitrogen plant in Kenai, AK, from gas to coal. A final decision on coal plant construction is scheduled for 2008, and if it moves forward, the revamped plant would be operational in late 2011, company officials said.

December 1, 2006

Agrium’s Kenai, AK Coal Gasification Project Moves Forward

Agrium Inc., which has been searching for more than a year for ways to secure natural gas supplies for its Nikiski nitrogen plant in Kenai, AK, said Thursday it has begun a detailed feasibility review on the proposed Kenai Blue Sky Coal Gasification Project. If the project is completed, it could be operational by 2011.

September 1, 2006

Mirant to Cut Mid-Atlantic Plant Emissions, Pay Penalty Under Settlement

Mirant has agreed to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from its four Mid-Atlantic plants by approximately 65% over seven years and pay a $500,000 civil penalty under a Clean Air Act settlement with Virginia, Maryland, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that was unveiled last week.

October 4, 2004

Study: New NOx Regs Will Hike Power Prices In East

New summer nitrogen oxides (NOx) regulations, set to go into full effect in 2004, will result in widespread increases in electricity prices throughout the nation’s eastern markets, according to a new study issued by ICF Consulting, although at least for the short term, the rules are expected to assist in easing electric price pressure this summer in the Northeast.

May 21, 2001

Study: New NOx Regs Will Hike Power Prices In East

New summer nitrogen oxides (NOx) regulations, set to go into full effect in 2004, will result in widespread increases in electricity prices throughout the nation’s Eastern markets, according to a new study issued by ICF Consulting, although at least for the short term, the rules are expected to assist in easing electric price pressure this summer in the Northeast.

May 17, 2001

GRI Technology Fuels Gas Reburns in Coal Boilers

Baltimore Gas & Electric expects to see a 65% reduction innitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions this summer as a result of a new gasreburn system installed on two of its coal-fired electricgeneration boilers and the Gas Research Institute is taking credit.

June 14, 1999