Standards

Shippers Protest REX’s Proposal to Delay Capacity Release Standards

A recent request to FERC by Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (REX) for an extension of time to implement portions of its Capacity Release Standards should not be permitted due to “the broad effect such a delayed implementation would have on the natural gas industry,” according to a quintet of shippers.

February 24, 2016

PGE’s Oregon Gas-Fired Plant Back On Track, CEO Says

A proposal in the Oregon legislature (HB 4036) advocating clean electricity could alter the state’s natural gas-fired generation, and a troubled gas-fired plant under construction in the state is back on track and should open later this year, Portland General Electric (PGE) CEO Jim Piro said Friday.

February 17, 2016

EPA Tightens Federal Ozone Standard to 70 ppb

Following through on a proposal it made last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strengthened the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion (ppb) from 75 ppb.

October 1, 2015

NGVs Facing More Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Standards

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is pushing the Obama administration to pursue new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency standards on the heavy-duty vehicle sector, which is a sweet spot for natural gas vehicles (NGV).

May 29, 2015

NGVs Facing More Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Standards

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is pushing the Obama administration to pursue new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency standards on the heavy-duty vehicle sector, which is a sweet spot for natural gas vehicles (NGV).

May 29, 2015

Safety Rules Updated For Newly Constructed Offshore Facilities

Updated safety standards for newly constructed facilities that work on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), the result of a lengthy investigation into the aftermath of the Macondo well blowout five years ago, were unveiled Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).

March 31, 2015

Expert Panel: NGV Safety Needs Attention

Growth in the use of natural gas vehicles (NGV) will depend on sustained efforts to address safety concerns, an international assembly of experts concluded in October following the sixth in a series of Clean Fuels Consulting Critical Issues Workshops that have been held since 2008.

November 25, 2014

Natural Gas for Power Generation Underutilized in Ohio, Researchers Say

The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) said Tuesday that Ohio is uniquely positioned to meet upcoming federal emission standards, especially if it increases its use of natural gas for electricity generation, which the groups said is currently underutilized.

May 22, 2014

TransCanada’s Alberta System Showing Its Age, Audit Finds

Lingering risks of ruptures, explosions, fires and breakdowns haunt the western supply side of TransCanada Corp.’s natural gas delivery network 16 years after a corporate merger included taking over the aging system.

February 28, 2014

Senate Energy, Commerce Chairmen Demand Oil Transport Investigation

A recent series of explosions and accidents involving crude oil trains “demands an investigation and review of our current safety practices and regulations,” said a pair of powerful U.S. Senators. Thursday the pair called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Energy (DOE) “to quickly resolve issues with the transportation of crude oil.”

January 10, 2014