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Oil Price Rise A Factor in Global Default Rate Decline, Moody’s Says

Oil Price Rise A Factor in Global Default Rate Decline, Moody’s Says

The trailing 12-month global speculative-grade default rate declined slightly to end the third quarter at 4.5%, with the stabilization of oil prices helping to stop the bleeding, according to a report issued Tuesday by Moody’s Investors Service.

October 11, 2016

U.S. E&P Default Rate Now Rivaling Telecom Bust, Moody’s Says

The oil and natural gas bust beginning in 2015 was worse than many thought, fueling a spike in the U.S. default rate that rivaled the telecom industry collapse in the early 2000s, both in recorded bankruptcies and low creditor recoveries, Moody’s Investor Service said.

September 14, 2016
Intermountain Seeks First NatGas Base Rate Hike in 31 Years

Intermountain Seeks First NatGas Base Rate Hike in 31 Years

North Dakota-based MDU Resources Group’s Boise, ID-based Intermountain Gas Co. has filed its first request to increase base rates since 1985, seeking a $10.2 million (4%) annual increase.

September 14, 2016

PA PUC Cuts UGI Gas Division’s Rate Increase Request

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has voted to cut a base rate increase requested by UGI Utilities Inc.’s natural gas division by nearly 54%.

September 9, 2016

Railroad Commission of Texas Rules Against Westlake in Ethylene Pipeline Dispute

Regulators with the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) ruled that a unit of Westlake Chemical Corp. cannot charge a market-based rate on its ethylene pipeline, ending a three-year dispute with one of its customers.

August 25, 2016
FERC Approves Settlement on ANR Storage Rates

FERC Approves Settlement on ANR Storage Rates

FERC has approved a settlement negotiated between ANR Storage Co. and its customers over storage rates, allowing both sides to avoid the expense of litigation through a rate case.

August 4, 2016

California Regulators Approve PG&E Gas Storage/Pipeline Rate Case

California regulators on Thursday approved nearly $950 million in increased rates to support Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) natural gas storage and transmission pipeline operations.

June 27, 2016

New Jersey Utilities Credit Marcellus For Residential Rate Rollback

Two utilities that supply natural gas in New Jersey will slash their rates to residential customers, thanks to an abundant supply of gas from the nearby Marcellus Shale, they said Wednesday.

June 2, 2016

Shipper Balks at ANR Cost of Service Hike But Would Like Fewer Pipeline Zones

On Tuesday FERC granted a hearing for an ANR Pipeline Co. rate case reflecting “a substantial increase” in the pipeline’s cost of service. The Commission also will consider a “preferred case,” proposed by ANR, which would cut its rate structure from seven to four zones. Judging by filings in the docket so far, there will be plenty to talk about.

June 1, 2016

Rate Hike Agreed For Washington NatGas Utility

Washington state regulatory staff filed an all-party settlement on Monday calling for regulators to approve a $4 million (1.6%) general rate increase for Kennewick, WA-based Cascade Natural Gas Co.

May 18, 2016
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