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California Regulators Push Efficiency, Utility Incentives

California regulators reiterated on Thursday their strong reliance on energy efficiency programs and the need to provide utility shareholder incentives to expand the efforts. In doing so they ignored calls from consumer advocates to end the rewards to shareholders.

December 19, 2011

Salazar Reinforces Administration Support for Natural Gas

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Friday reiterated the importance of natural gas to the Obama administration’s energy and job-creation programs. Salazar said his department is very active in efforts to boost gas development both on and offshore in the United States.

December 13, 2011

Salazar Reinforces Administration Support for Natural Gas

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Friday reiterated the importance of natural gas to the Obama administration’s energy and job-creation programs. Salazar said his department is very active in efforts to boost gas development both on and offshore in the United States.

December 12, 2011

Industry Briefs

Water services company Heckmann Corp. reiterated its emphasis on serving shale gas and oil developers in the United States in announcing the divestment of China Water & Drinks Inc. through the sale of nine of its 25 Chinese legal entities to Pacific Water & Drinks (HK) Group Ltd. (PWD). The deal closed Sept. 30, and Heckmann will no longer have business exposure in China except through its equity holding in PWD. “With our positive view of our current core water business and the growth opportunities in the United States, we are pleased to put the China experience behind us,” said CEO Richard J. Heckmann. “We now have almost 1,100 employees in the U.S., up from fewer than 30 a year ago. We believe that the water business as it relates to shale gas and shale oil production will continue to drive our growth. In addition, the customer reaction to our conversion to LNG [liquefied natural gas] powered vehicles [see Shale Daily, Aug. 23], which we are now putting in service, has been very positive.”

October 4, 2011

Sempra Eyes Future Latin American, LNG Investments

While the new CEO reiterated Tuesday that San Diego-based Sempra Energy’s focus would remain fixed primarily on utility operations, the energy holding company will continue to look for other opportunities in what was called “contracted energy infrastructure” investments.

August 11, 2011

California Regulator Predicts Stronger Federal Pipeline Regulation

After touring the site of the San Bruno, CA, pipeline disaster earlier in May, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood reiterated that there will be stronger federal regulations of the nation’s natural gas transmission pipelines, according to a member of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) who accompanied a group of federal officials at the site south of San Francisco.

May 31, 2011

AWEA Panel: National Energy Plan Good for Gas, Renewables

A panel of energy and technology executives Tuesday reiterated the need for a national energy policy, saying it would help both traditional energy sources, such as natural gas, and various renewables, such as wind energy, which is experiencing a marked slowdown in its U.S. growth.

May 26, 2011

Magnum Hunter Spending to Target Eagle Ford Oil Window

Houston-based Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. plans to spend a good chunk of its 2011 drilling and operational budget not far from home — in the Eagle Ford Shale play of South Texas. In outlining recent drilling results there the company emphasized that it’s learning as it goes.

January 12, 2011

EPA Reiterates Phased-In GHG Permit Approach

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday reiterated that its crackdown on greenhouse gases (GHG) will not be immediate and that the agency still plans on taking a phased-in approach.

March 30, 2010

EPA Reiterates Phased-In GHG Permit Approach

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday reiterated that its crackdown on greenhouse gases (GHG) will not be immediate and that the agency still plans on taking a phased-in approach.

March 30, 2010