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Retail Utility Gas Charges Increase in Colorado

Retail natural gas utility rates in Colorado will increase by 14-17% in the first quarter compared to the same period this year, Minnesota-based Xcel Energy said. The combination utility’s electric utility rates will drop slightly quarter over quarter.

December 17, 2013

Magnum Hunter Readies Growth on Added Marcellus Pipe Capacity

Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. is planning to build production through the rest of this year from its substantial asset base in the Appalachian Basin after being knocked back early this year from a lack of pipeline capacity for natural gas liquids (NGL), CEO Gary Evans said Tuesday.

July 11, 2013
Industrial Sector Rocketing NatGas Prices Longterm, Says Raymond James

Industrial Sector Rocketing NatGas Prices Longterm, Says Raymond James

The revival of the U.S. industrial sector will be “the most significant driver” to higher long-term natural gas prices, lifted by new ethylene crackers, ammonia plants and natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) facilities fed by unconventional natural gas, according to an analysis by Raymond James & Associates Inc.

June 25, 2013

Songs Closure May Take $3B, 50 Years

California energy officials last week continued to wrestle with where to find more natural gas, renewables and purchased power sources for electric generation as they dealt with closing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (Songs). Southern California Edison Co.’s (SCE) decision to shutter the 2,200 MW facility could cost $3 billion cost for up to 50 years (see NGI, June 10).

June 17, 2013

Closing In on Colorado ‘Spill’ Source; Still No Major Impact

Colorado state energy officials Thursday added new information surrounding a small hydrocarbon spill in the Parachute Creek area of the Western Slope. On Tuesday investigators focused on a valve box for a pipeline carrying natural gas liquids (NGL) away from a Williams Co. unit’s gas processing plant.

April 1, 2013

CFTC Sequestration May Stall Dodd-Frank Reforms

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a small agency with the herculean task of regulating the derivatives and futures markets, could face severe budget cuts that would prevent it from implementing many of the reforms proposed under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, said Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) last Wednesday.

March 4, 2013

CFTC Sequestration May Stall Dodd-Frank Reforms

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a small agency with the herculean task of regulating the derivatives and futures markets, could face severe budget cuts that would prevent it from implementing many of the reforms proposed under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, said Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Wednesday.

March 1, 2013

Ohio Permanently Revokes Two Companies’ Permits After Dumping

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has permanently revoked the operating permits for two companies, D&L Energy Inc. and Hardrock Excavating LLC, after employees were seen dumping oilfield waste into a storm drain in Youngstown that empties into the Mahoning River.

February 11, 2013

Canada’s Gas Shales Reportedly More Costly

A small handful of cold, hard numbers tells why Canadian unconventional natural gas is forced to rely on elusive Asian exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to thaw out drilling prospects.

February 11, 2013
Canada’s Shales More Costly than Those in U.S.

Canada’s Shales More Costly than Those in U.S.

A small handful of cold, hard numbers tells why Canadian shale gas is forced to rely on elusive Asian exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to thaw out drilling prospects

February 6, 2013
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