Regulations

FERC Denies Complaint Accusing SoCalGas of Levying Improper Fee

FERC Thursday rejected a complaint alleging that Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) would violate federal regulations and the U.S. Constitution by levying a fee on natural gas-fired generators to gain access to its intrastate gas pipeline.

February 11, 2008

MMS Proposes Bonus, Royalty Credits for Ceding Florida Leases

Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) is proposing to amend its regulations to provide credits to producers that relinquish eligible leases within 125 miles of the Florida coastline.

February 11, 2008

MMS Proposes Bonus, Royalty Credits for Ceding Florida Leases

Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) is proposing to amend its regulations to provide credits to producers who relinquish eligible leases within 125 miles of the Florida coastline.

February 6, 2008

High Prices, GHG Anxiety Forcing Energy Market Transition, EIA Says

Higher prices, increasing supply demands from developing nations, recently enacted U.S. regulations and changing public attitudes toward greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and alternative fuels are all forcing changes in worldwide energy markets, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its Annual Energy Outlook 2008 (AEO).

December 13, 2007

Congress Asked to Tighten Clean Water, Air Regulations for Producers

Environmentalists, conservationists and medical officials called on a House committee last Wednesday to close the loopholes in the federal clean air and water regulations for oil and natural gas development that they say are damaging public health, wildlife and the environment.

November 5, 2007

Congress Asked to Close Clean Water, Air Loopholes for Producers

Environmentalists, conservationists and medical officials called on a House committee Wednesday to close the loopholes in the federal clean air and water regulations for oil and natural gas development that they say are damaging public health, wildlife and the environment.

November 1, 2007

Gas Bears — More than One Kind in Rockies

Northwestern Colorado’s natural gas producers in Garfield County could be facing additional regulations for drilling operations due to a wildlife issue that is bigger than mule deer or sage grouse and potentially life-threatening to workers.

August 13, 2007

Gas Bears — More than One Kind in Rockies

Northwestern Colorado’s natural gas producers in Garfield County could be facing additional regulations for drilling operations due to a wildlife issue that is bigger than mule deer or sage grouse and potentially life-threatening to workers.

August 7, 2007

FERC Proposes Rule to Improve Transparency of Gas Market

FERC Thursday issued proposed rules that seek to revise existing agency regulations to improve the transparency of transportation and sale of wholesale natural gas in the United States.

July 12, 2007

Court: FERC Has ‘Full Mouth of Teeth’ to Enforce Rules, Laws

Prior to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), FERC was “sort of like a snaggletooth tiger,” but it has a “full mouth of teeth now” to enforce its rules and regulations, said the agency’s top cop last Wednesday.

June 25, 2007