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DOE Studies Need for NE Pipes

If a new study under way by the Department of Energy (DOE) showsmore natural gas pipelines are needed to the Northeast, SecretaryBill Richardson said he will go to Congress to promote the pipes tohelp reduce the region’s historic dependence on higher-pricedheating oil.

February 21, 2000

Study Questions Utilities Competitive Ability

Many utilities are unprepared to handled the challenge ofcompetitive markets because their internal organizations have beenneglected, says a recent report.

February 16, 2000

Williams, BC Hydro Plan Vancouver Line

Williams’ Northwest Pipeline and BC Hydro have announced a jointventure to study the feasibility of building an 85-mileinternational pipeline extension from Sumas, WA, to VancouverIsland, BC, to serve two proposed new cogeneration plants on theisland. It would be a three-year, $120 million project to transportabout 100 MMcf/d for the cogeneration plants and additionalindustrial loads on both sides of the international border.

October 4, 1999

Williams, BC Hydro Plan Vancouver Line

Williams’ Northwest Pipeline and BC Hydro have announced a jointventure to study the feasibility of building an 85-mileinternational pipeline extension from Sumas, WA, to VancouverIsland, BC, to serve two proposed new cogeneration plants on theisland. It would be a three-year, $120 million project to transportabout 100 MMcf/d for the cogeneration plants and additionalindustrial loads on both sides of the international border.

September 30, 1999

Study Finds Mistakes Marketers Should Avoid

Prosper Business Development Corp., a Columbus, OH-basedconsulting and marketing firm, released an addendum to a previousreport on deregulating energy markets yesterday, citing a new listof pitfalls in the changing energy environment. The report,”Accelerating Energy’s Challenge to Change,” is intended to enhanceenergy marketers’ profitability as they enter deregulating markets.

September 9, 1999

California’s Bilas Offers New Definition of Gas Competition

California’s chief energy regulator, at a critical juncture in ayear-long study of the state natural gas industry’s marketconditions, says he is not sure he will support extensiveunbundling or divestiture on the gas side.

March 22, 1999

California’s Bilas Offers New Competition Definition for Gas

California’s chief energy regulator, at a critical juncture in ayear-long study of the state natural gas industry’s marketconditions, says he is not sure he will support extensiveunbundling or divestiture on the gas side.

March 22, 1999

Study: Current Oil Slump Unlike the Last One

In case anyone hadn’t noticed, profoundly depressed commodityprices have the world oil industry facing serious uncertainty overits future, according to the 1999 edition of World Oil Trends, ajoint report by Arthur Andersen and Cambridge Energy ResearchAssociates (CERA).

February 9, 1999

Vector Pipeline Environmental Study Completed

The 330-mile U.S. portion of the Vector Pipeline, proposed tocarry natural gas from the Chicago Hub to eastern connections,moved a step closer to construction with the issuance yesterday ofa draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) by the Federal EnergyRegulatory Commission.

September 2, 1998

Study Shows Booming Merchant Power Plant Development

Of the 36,600 MW of new electric generating capacity underconstruction or planned in the U.S., more than 93% will be fueledby natural gas, according to a new analysis by Boulder, CO-basedResource Data International (RDI). And of the projects identified,about 90% do not yet have gas supply contracts.

July 24, 1998