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New York Could Begin Processing Permits Despite Health Study Delay

Although the New York State Department of Health (DOH) needs a few more weeks to complete a health impact analysis of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens said Tuesday it would not cause undue delay in starting the processing of permit applications for the practice.

February 13, 2013

Cuomo Cuts NY DEC Budget, Dims Hope For More Drilling Inspectors

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed slashing the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) budget by more than one-sixth for the upcoming fiscal year, dashing hopes that the agency could hire additional oil and natural gas drilling inspectors.

January 24, 2013

A Question for Gas Interests: Coal’s Staying Power

If one believes the shale gas story — that North America is swimming in the stuff — then it’s obvious that the market needs a sponge to soak up the supply. Gas-fired power generation is easily the largest and most likely, but its absorbency will be dictated by constraints on coal-fired power emissions that have yet to be worked out, let alone understood.

July 29, 2010

Sempra Energy Makes Big Push in Energy Services

It is becoming increasingly obvious that San Diego-based SempraEnergy is going to make a full-court press in its nonutilitybusiness units, seeking to get one-third of its earnings from thosebusinesses collectively in less than three years, according to itssoon-to-be CEO Steve Baum, the current president and COO. To hitthe earnings goal, Sempra’s nonutility businesses need to approach$275 million in collective profits, Baum told employees recently.

May 29, 2000

Sempra Energy Makes Big Push in Energy Services

It is becoming increasingly obvious that San Diego-based SempraEnergy is going to make a full-court press in its nonutilitybusiness units, seeking to get one-third of its earnings from thosebusinesses collectively in less than three years, according to itssoon-to-be CEO Steve Baum, the current president and COO. To hitthe earnings goal, Sempra’s nonutility businesses need to approach$275 million in collective profits, Baum told employees recently.

May 23, 2000