Preparing

Alberta Warming to Unconventional Gas Incentives

After years of resisting special financial treatment for unconventional drilling, the Alberta government is showing signs of preparing to grant new breaks to kick-start activity that has to date largely bypassed Canada’s largest producing province.

October 9, 2009

Many Energy Execs Report ‘Less Severe Impact’ in Downturn

The global recession has impacted many small and mid-size natural gas and oil companies, but larger well capitalized companies “are busy preparing for the upturn,” according to a survey published earlier this month by Ernst & Young.

August 31, 2009

Many Energy Execs Report ‘Less Severe Impact’ in Downturn

The global recession has impacted many small and mid-size natural gas and oil companies, but larger well capitalized companies “are busy preparing for the upturn,” according to a survey published Monday by Ernst & Young.

August 18, 2009

California Energy Bills Move Despite Budget Crisis

Even though California utilities have been spending billions of dollars pushing renewables and energy efficiency while preparing for stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission restrictions that start in 2012, a host of legislative proposals dealing with all of those issues and more were kicked around in an all-day meeting of the state Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee last Tuesday. Most of the 34 items passed.

July 13, 2009

California Energy Bills Flow Despite State Budget Crisis

Even though California utilities have been spending billions of dollars pushing renewables and energy efficiency while preparing for stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission restrictions that start in 2012, a host of legislative proposals dealing with all of those energy issues and more were kicked around in an all-day meeting Tuesday of the state Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee. Most of the proposals among an agenda packed with 34 items were passed after being amended with agreement from their authors.

July 9, 2009

Infrastructure, Regulatory Changes Forming Western Canada Hub

TransCanada Corp. is preparing an overhaul and expansion of northwestern Canadian pipeline service that will knit Alberta and British Columbia (BC) into a natural gas common market, with producers driving the changes and provincial authorities cooperating.

December 8, 2008

Infrastructure, Regulatory Changes Forming Western Canada Hub

TransCanada Corp. is preparing an overhaul and expansion of northwestern Canadian pipeline service that will knit Alberta and British Columbia (BC) into a natural gas common market, with producers driving the changes and provincial authorities cooperating.

December 2, 2008

First Lease Sale Proposed Off East Coast in Nearly 30 Years

Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) last Wednesday took its first step toward preparing an environmental statement and gathering public information on the first lease sale proposed off the East Coast in nearly three decades.

November 17, 2008

First Lease Sale Proposed Off East Coast in Nearly 30 Years

Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) Wednesday took its first step toward preparing an environmental statement and gathering public information on the first lease sale proposed off the East Coast in nearly three decades.

November 13, 2008

Majors Warn Higher Prices Won’t Ensure Strong Results

With fourth quarter and full-year earnings reports days away, oil and gas producers are preparing shareholders for underwhelming results.

January 14, 2008