Proceedings

New York Drilling Bans Have Day in Court

Attorneys for energy companies and landowners looking to advance shale development in New York State said proceedings in state appellate court last Thursday went well and they expect to hear rulings on two key cases in six to eight weeks, or by mid-May.

March 25, 2013

Pro-Shale Attorneys Say New York Appeals Hearings Went Well

Attorneys for energy companies and landowners looking to advance shale development in New York State said Thursday morning’s proceedings in state appellate court went well and they expect to hear rulings on two key cases in six to eight weeks, or by mid-May.

March 22, 2013

Report: Barnett Injection Wells Linked to Quakes

A report by the group Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States asserts that there is a link between dozens of small earthquakes in the Barnett Shale of Texas and wastewater injection wells that support natural gas drilling.

August 13, 2012

Report Links Barnett Injection Wells to Earthquakes

A report published Monday by the group Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States asserts that there is a link between dozens of small earthquakes in Texas’ Barnett Shale and wastewater injection wells that support natural gas drilling.

August 8, 2012

More San Bruno Regulatory Fallout Due This Summer

Late summer promises to be a busy time for federal regulatory proceedings related to the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) natural gas pipeline rupture last September in San Bruno, CA, according to a California-based staff member for Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo). For beleaguered PG&E, June has already presented a series of challenges, including criminal investigations, multi-million-dollar state fines and the hardening of a bunker mentality within the utility.

June 27, 2011

Energy Transfer, FERC Pursue Settlement of Manipulation Charges

Chief Administrative Law Judge Curtis L. Wagner Jr. Friday suspended FERC enforcement proceedings against Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), saying that the two sides are in settlement negotiations to resolve the pending charges against the Dallas, TX-based energy company.

July 13, 2009

Energy Transfer, FERC Pursue Settlement of Manipulation Charges

Chief Administrative Law Judge Curtis L. Wagner Jr. Friday suspended FERC enforcement proceedings against Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), saying that the two sides are in settlement negotiations to resolve the pending price manipulation charges against the Dallas, TX-based energy company.

July 13, 2009

FERC, Amaranth Nearing Settlement of Charges

Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Curtis L. Wagner last Monday suspended proceedings in a major enforcement case involving Amaranth Advisors LLC, affiliates and two former natural gas traders so that FERC staff and the parties can further pursue settlement negotiations on charges of allegedly manipulating natural gas prices.

November 17, 2008

FERC, Amaranth Nearing Settlement of Charges

Chief Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Curtis L. Wagner Monday suspended proceedings in a major enforcement case involving Amaranth Advisors LLC, affiliates and two former natural gas traders so that FERC staff and the parties can further pursue settlement negotiations on charges of allegedly manipulating natural gas prices.

November 11, 2008

Governors’ Meetings Keen on Green

The National Governors Association (NGA) hit the nation’s capital the last weekend in February with a decidedly green tint to their proceedings, and the western governors’ branch of the national association announced a new push for alternative energy development and more fuel efficiency. NGA’s winter meeting kicked off with its chairman, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, emphasizing an initiative he calls Securing a Clean Energy Future (SCEF).

March 3, 2008
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