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WSI Still Expects Relatively Quiet Hurricane Season

With the official opening of the Atlantic hurricane season less than two weeks away — and the remains of Tropical Cyclone Alberto, the first named storm of the year, dissipating several hundred miles off the Mid-Atlantic coast — forecasters at Weather Services International (WSI) said Tuesday that they continue to expect a relatively quiet hurricane season this year.

May 23, 2012

Despite FERC Rejection, Calais LNG Plans Still A Go

A Calais LNG official said the company intends to move forward with plans to build a $1 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and pipeline project in Calais, ME, despite FERC’s rejection of a permit application for the project.

April 16, 2012

API: ‘Significant Improvements’ Needed to Emissions Rule

With the final pollution standards for the oil and natural gas industry due to be issued within days, the industry is hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. An official with the American Petroleum Institute (API) said the group hopes the rule will be “reasonable” and “achievable,” while at the same time stressing that industry does not oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts to reduce emissions from oil and gas operations.

April 13, 2012

Calais LNG Plans Still A Go, Despite FERC Rejection

A Calais LNG official said Wednesday the company intends to move forward with plans to build a $1 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and pipeline project in Calais, ME, despite FERC’s rejection of a permit application for the project.

April 12, 2012

FERC: No Deadline to Site Sabine Pass LNG Project

A FERC official last week declined to say when the agency would act on the proposed Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities. If approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Sabine Pass would be the first LNG export terminal in the United States.

March 26, 2012

FERC: No Deadline to Site Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project

A FERC official Tuesday declined to give an indication of when the agency would act on the proposed Sabine Pass Liquefaction LLC liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities.

March 21, 2012

DOE Won’t Modify, Withdraw Approved LNG Export Plans

An official with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said the department will not withdraw or modify any previously approved proposals for exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a way to control domestic natural gas prices.

March 5, 2012

DOE Won’t Withdraw, Modify Approved LNG Export Plans

An official with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said the department will not withdraw or modify any previously approved proposals for exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a way to control domestic natural gas prices.

March 5, 2012

Utility: Shale Gas Makes Indiana’s Coal-to-SNG Plans Unwise

A Vectren Corp. official told a panel of Indiana lawmakers on Tuesday that the state’s 30-year contract to purchase coal-to-substitute natural gas (SNG) from a New York company should be modified so smaller gas customers aren’t stuck with the bill should the deal prove to be a bad investment.

February 16, 2012

Utility Urges Indiana Panel to Rethink Coal-to-SNG Plans

A Vectren Corp. official told a panel of Indiana lawmakers on Tuesday the state’s 30-year contract to purchase coal-to-substitute natural gas (SNG) from a New York company should be modified so smaller gas customers aren’t stuck with the bill should the deal prove to be a bad investment.

February 15, 2012