JPMorgan’s Energy Trading Arm Facing More Scrutiny

The Department of Justice (DOJ) reportedly is investigating whether JPMorgan Chase & Co. has manipulated U.S. energy markets, but neither the department nor the company will comment on the reports.

August 22, 2013

Utility Gas Hedging Programs Under More Scrutiny

In the midst of mostly stable U.S. natural gas prices and a steady boom in domestic supplies, utility gas hedging programs have come under increasing scrutiny, with regulators and consumer advocates questioning the overall costs of hedging in recent years.

August 20, 2013

California Regulators Face More Scrutiny on Pipe Safety

California regulators are facing increased scrutiny on their response to stepping up natural gas pipeline safety oversight following a 2010 explosion in San Bruno on a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) line.

July 29, 2013

Colorado Air Regulators Mull Increased Drilling Oversight

Colorado drillers may face more scrutiny about emissions from their oil and natural operations under regulations being pondered by the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

July 10, 2013

PG&E Implements New Pipeline Inspection Technology

Under increasing scrutiny since the San Bruno natural gas transmission rupture and explosion two years ago, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Thursday announced its use of advanced pipeline leak-detection equipment.

December 3, 2012
Enbridge: The Stealth Canadian Oil Pipeline to Gulf

Enbridge: The Stealth Canadian Oil Pipeline to Gulf

While TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline has become controversial in general interest news media and politics, Enbridge Inc.’s. under-the-radar oil pipeline cutting through the nation’s midsection from Illinois to Houston-Port Arthur, TX, has the opposite image. The contrast drew general news media interest over the weekend.

August 21, 2012

State Oil and Gas Official Contradicts Wyoming Governor

Wyoming’s state oil/gas supervisor found himself Wednesday cross ways with Gov. Matt Mead regarding the continuing multi-governmental scrutiny of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) two test water wells in natural gas fields near Pavillion, WY. EPA initially identified a possible link between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and local drinking water contamination.

June 15, 2012

Chesapeake Shares ‘Have Hit a Floor,’ Says Analyst

Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s stock price may have reached its bottom, an energy analyst said Friday. However, things may heat up in the coming days after activist shareholder Carl Icahn revealed late Friday that his firm now owns a 7.6% stake in the company — and he wants four board members replaced.

May 29, 2012

Chesapeake Strips McClendon of Chairmanship

Chesapeake Energy Corp., which is facing scrutiny from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), on Tuesday stripped company co-founder Aubrey K. McClendon of his role as chairman of the board of directors and terminated the Founder Well Participation Program (FWPP).

May 2, 2012

CPUC Identifies 17 Potential Hazards; PG&E Overhauls Records

As another result of the heightened scrutiny prompted by the San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion, a new California regulatory unit has identified 17 potential hazards as part of a new statewide database on gas system hazards.

March 16, 2012
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