MMS Eastern Gulf Lease Sale Remains on Track

The U.S. Minerals Management Service may feel sort of like a push-me pull-you animal in the next few months as state and federal officials argue about December’s proposed Eastern Gulf of Mexico federal lease Sale 181. The proposed leases provide a 15-mile buffer zone off Baldwin County, AL, but most are more than 100 miles from Florida — a region where drilling is opposed by Gov. Jeb Bush.

May 3, 2001

DTE in the Market for an Acquisition

DTE Energy, Detroit Edison’s parent company, said this week itis in the market to acquire a natural gas supplier. The company isin exploratory stages right now but hopes to have some kind ofagreement by the end of this year, a DTE official said at thecompany’s annual meeting.

April 30, 1999

Sempra Plans to Compete for Nova Scotia Distribution

Sempra Energy now has three start-up gas distribution operationsin development or in planning stages in North America with theannouncement yesterday that it will compete for gas distributionfranchise rights in Nova Scotia. The company said it intends tofile an application with the Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Boardto build a gas distribution system capable of serving all areas ofthe province. Nova Scotia has a population of about 900,000. Sempraexpects to hire local contractors and workers to build the newdistribution company, called Sempra Atlantic Gas, which willdeliver production from the Sable Island Offshore Energy Projectstarting next fall.

December 3, 1998

SoCal Grapples with Role of New Power Merchants

Relationships are still in the developmental stages between thenation’s largest natural gas distributor, Southern California GasCo., and a new set of fossil fuel electric generation plant ownerswho bought a dozen plants totaling more than 8,000 MW of capacityand billions of cubic feet of natural gas load earlier this year.

August 3, 1998
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