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APGA Lauds Administration Leadership on New Roadless Rule

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) praised the Bush administration in a letter to the president on Wednesday for providing leadership in pushing through a new roadless rule governing national forest access and management. APGA estimates the new rule will provide access to as much as 11-23 Tcf of natural gas resources that were previously off limits. However, a Department of Agriculture (USDA) official said it is premature to draw that conclusion.

June 2, 2005

PSCO’s Colorado Settlement Praised by S&P

Calling it an example of a “successful regulatory outcome,” Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services praised an omnibus settlement between Xcel Energy’s Public Service Company of Colorado utility and more than two dozen of its stakeholders. The deal was approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission last December.

April 4, 2005

PSCO’s Colorado Settlement Praised by S&P

Calling it an example of a “successful regulatory outcome,” Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services praised an omnibus settlement between Xcel Energy’s Public Service Company of Colorado utility and more than two dozen of its stakeholders. The deal was approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission last December.

March 31, 2005

PG&E Sticks with Lower Natural Gas Price Forecasts

Bankruptcy-preoccupied Pacific Gas and Electric Co., has praised California’s power-buying agency, the Department of Water Resources (DWR), for finally recognizing the prospect of lower natural gas prices as a primary reason for lowering by 20% its overall estimated revenue needs through next year.

October 29, 2001

PG&E Sticks with Lower Natural Gas Price Forecasts

Bankruptcy-preoccupied Pacific Gas and Electric Co., has praised California’s power-buying agency, the Department of Water Resources (DWR), for finally recognizing the prospect of lower natural gas prices as a primary reason for lowering by 20% its overall estimated revenue needs through next year.

October 24, 2001

Gov. Davis, Industry Weigh in on FERC Fixes for CA

Although he praised FERC as a “fine group of people,” CaliforniaGov. Gray Davis last week made very clear that he doesn’t like whatthat group has prescribed to mend his state’s seriously flawed bulkpower market. Power executives and state market officials said theyfavored the general direction in which the Commission seemed to beheaded, but they had problems with specific proposed reforms aswell.

November 13, 2000

Gov. Davis Raps FERC Fixes for CA Market

Although he praised FERC as a “fine group of people,” CaliforniaGov. Gray Davis yesterday made very clear that he doesn’t like whatit’s prescribed to mend his state’s seriously flawed bulk powermarket.

November 10, 2000

DOI Relaxes Stripper Well Rules

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) praisedthe action of Interior Secretary Bruce Babbit in allowing marginaloil well operators producing on public lands to suspend operationsfor up to two years without losing their leases. The announcementcame Thursday on the heels of the release of an IPAA survey showinghistorically low oil prices have increased the number of shut-insand the industry unemployment rate.

February 8, 1999

DOI Secretary Babbit Relaxes Stripper Well Rules

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) praisedthe action of Interior Secretary Bruce Babbit in allowing marginaloil well operators producing on public lands to suspend operationsfor up to two years without losing their leases. The announcementcame Thursday on the heels of the release of an IPAA survey showinghistorically low oil prices have increased the number of shut-insand the industry unemployment rate.

February 8, 1999

Columbia of PA Hails Gross Receipts Proposal

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania CEO Gary J. Robinson praised aproposal by Pennsylvania’s governor to eliminate the 5% grossreceipts tax levied on the state’s residential gas users.

January 29, 1999
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