A tentative deal to close California’s $26 billion budget deficit includes provisions for reopening limited offshore oil drilling along the Santa Barbara coast. A similar compromise for boosting state revenues with the first new drilling in 40 years was rejected last January by the California State Lands Commission, but has been given new life in the budget talks (see Daily GPI, Feb. 2).
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Destin reported reopening the valve on its export line at Main Pass 260 and was accepting Intraday 2 (cycle 4) nominations for Monday’s gas day. The pipeline had turned off the valve to offshore receipts upstream of Main Pass 260 at 3 p.m. Friday in preparation for the approach of Hurricane Dennis (see Daily GPI, July 11).
The U.S. Coast Guard said it is reopening the public comment period on a petition from the City of Fall River, MA, asking for regulations establishing thermal and vapor dispersion exclusion zones for marine spills of liquefied natural gas (LNG), similar to Department of Transportation regulations for such spills on land.