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Oil, Gas Sector Silent on McCarthy Confirmation

Environmental groups, the Edison Electric Institute and large natural gas end-users were quick to commend the Senate’s confirmation Thursday of Gina McCarthy as head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but oil and natural gas companies were apparently following the rule, “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”

July 19, 2013

Industry Brief

There will be no quick remedy for restarting one of the units at idled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in Southern California following a recent decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) that a public hearing will be required on a request from SONGS’s operator Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) to partially restart Unit 2. This follows utility warnings that without a restart this year of the one unit, a decision may have to be made by the end of this year on whether SONGS will be retired (see Daily GPI, May 2). There is now a 25-day period for appeal of the board’s decision. As the largest baseload source of electric generation in Southern California with 2,200 MW, the loss of SONGS would require other types of generation, including more natural gas-fired capacity and various efficiency programs, particularly in the summer (see Daily GPI, March 26; Feb. 28). SCE, which is the majority owner/operator of SONGS, had been hoping to obtain swift approval to restart at 70% capacity Unit 2. Sempra Energy’s San Diego Gas and Electric Co. owns 20% of SONGS and a Riverside, CA, municipal utility holds about 3%.

May 22, 2013

FERC Proposes Expedited Processing of Intrastate, Hinshaw Filings

FERC Thursday proposed new optional notice procedures for intrastate and Hinshaw natural gas pipelines that would allow them to obtain quick approval of filings on rates and operating conditions without an agency order.

October 22, 2012

FERC Proposes Expediting Intrastate, Hinshaw Filings

FERC Thursday proposed new optional notice procedures for intrastate and Hinshaw natural gas pipelines that would allow them to obtain quick approval of filings on rates and operating conditions without an agency order.

October 22, 2012

Another Gas Power Plant in California Approved

Given the growing uncertainty concerning an idle nuclear power plant in Southern California, state energy officials Wednesday emphasized the quick response to power load spikes of a new natural gas-fired peaking plant that they approved unanimously.

September 17, 2012

Eagle Ford Deal Top Priority for Interim Forest Chief

Following the abrupt departure of Forest Oil Corp. (FST) CEO H. Craig Clark, one analyst that follows the company suggested that his quick exit was related to the company’s failure to strike a joint venture (JV) in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.

June 25, 2012

No Quick Replacement Seen for Wyoming Oil/Gas Head

There will be no quick replacement for Tom Doll, who resigned as Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor suddenly last week (see Shale Daily, June 18), according to a spokesperson for Gov. Matt Mead. The governor and the state’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission are working out the details of the search for a replacement, the spokesperson told NGI’s Shale Daily.

June 19, 2012

Pennsylvania Considering Pipeline Safety Measures

A new proposal in Pennsylvania aims to protect natural gas gathering lines in the quick growing Marcellus Shale region from accidentally getting damaged during excavation.

August 30, 2011

Earnings Season: Positive Surprises Ahead?

In what has been a tumultuous period for the energy sector, second quarter earnings reports, which will be issued at a quick clip beginning on Monday, undoubtedly will be scrutinized in the days ahead as stakeholders look for some breathing room.

July 19, 2010

Earnings Season: Positive Surprises Ahead?

In what has been a tumultuous period for the energy sector, second quarter earnings reports, which will be issued at a quick clip beginning Monday, undoubtedly will be scrutinized in the days ahead as stakeholders look for some breathing room.

July 19, 2010
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