Politics

NEB Blocks Aboriginal Attempt to Hinder Mackenzie Project

Aboriginal politics, formerly a lethal snare in northern Canada, will not be allowed to trip up the Mackenzie Gas Project, a ruling by the National Energy Board has confirmed.

January 31, 2005

Questar CEO: Natural Gas Supply Limited By Politics Not Geology

Natural gas prices are skyrocketing on supply fears because the industry has done a poor job convincing America that there really is an abundant domestic gas resource that can be developed without harming the environment, according to Questar CEO Keith Rattie, who spoke at the annual GasMart conference in Denver.

May 24, 2004

Questar CEO: Natural Gas Supply Limited By Politics Not Geology

Natural gas prices are skyrocketing on supply fears because the industry has done a poor job convincing America that there really is an abundant domestic gas resource that can be developed without harming the environment, according to Questar CEO Keith Rattie, who spoke at the annual GasMart conference in Denver.

May 21, 2004

Reports Persist that Tauzin May Quit Politics, Go Hollywood

Could it be that the House’s top energy lawmaker, Chairman W.J. “Billy” Tauzin of the Energy and Commerce Committee, is planning to leave Capitol Hill to head up the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)?

December 30, 2003

Politics, Greed, Dissension Block Arctic Pipeline

A 32-year veteran of efforts to build an Arctic natural gas pipeline is betting against one being constructed from either Alaska or the Mackenzie Delta. Harvie Andre, chairman of Arctigas Resources Corp., said “it’s just a small bet (C$100, US$66). I hope I’m wrong. But it smells like the 1970s all over again.”

April 7, 2003

Politics, Greed, Dissension Block Arctic Pipeline

A 32-year veteran of efforts to build an Arctic natural gas pipeline is betting against one being constructed from either Alaska or the Mackenzie Delta. Harvie Andre, chairman of Arctigas Resources Corp., said “it’s just a small bet (C$100, US$66). I hope I’m wrong. But it smells like the 1970s all over again.”

April 7, 2003

Partisan Politics, Energy Task Force Dispute Imperil FERC Nomination

The refusal of the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee to approve the nomination of Judge Charles Pickering to the federal bench is expected to tie up nominations in the upper chamber for the foreseeable future, including the nomination of Joseph T. Kelliher to fill the vacancy on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

March 25, 2002

Dislike of Markets, Poor Public Policy Foul Western Power Markets

Economics, politics and public policy pressures seem to be converging against the creation of regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and more cohesive, coherent power markets in the West, according to a consultant and a generators’ representative who spoke at GasMart/Power 2002 last Tuesday in Reno. Although on opposite sides in California’s ongoing electricity restructuring debate, they agreed that regulators and public policymakers need to change their approaches substantially in the future.

March 25, 2002

Partisan Politics, Energy Task Force Dispute Imperil FERC Nomination

The refusal of the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee to approve the nomination of Judge Charles Pickering to the federal bench last week is expected to tie up future nominations in the upper chamber for the foreseeable future, including the nomination of Joseph T. Kelliher to fill the vacancy on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

March 20, 2002

Politics Won’t Build Alaskan Pipeline

American legislators stand warned again that they will do no favors for the proposed Alaskan natural gas pipeline if they persist in trying to nail down a route chosen by what it does for political constituencies.

March 11, 2002