Sustained by low-cost shale gas resources, the North American natural gas industry has embarked on a period of sustained growth, but it will have to address the challenges of a rapidly evolving U.S. energy market for the economy to fully realize its benefits, according to a report issued Wednesday by Black & Veatch.
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Noting that the company is operating in a politically charged environment, PG&E Corp. CEO Tony Earley predicted Wednesday that pending multi-billion-dollar natural gas pipeline fines and penalty cases should be decided by state regulators in the first quarter of 2014. If proposed penalties exceeding $2 billion are imposed, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) will appeal in either state or federal courts.
Multiple pipeline expansions expected to come online between now and 2015 in the Northeast will take more gas out of the Marcellus Shale, but they won’t do much to alleviate winter price spikes in New England, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Looking to balance its current power portfolio while adding generation to meet increased customer demand, Duke Energy subsidiary Duke Energy Carolinas filed an application with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) seeking approval to construct and operate a 750 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle plant at the existing Lee Steam Station in Anderson County, SC.
A state lawmaker from the San Francisco Peninsula suburbs held a fact-finding subcommittee hearing Monday, prompted by safety and communications concerns between Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and communities stunned three years ago by the San Bruno transmission pipeline rupture.
A House bill’s requirement that FERC act on border-crossing pipeline applications within 120 days of their filing has been roundly criticized by an agency staffer tasked with approving pipeline projects.
A House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Tuesday will hold a hearing on bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming cross-border energy trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Under a program backed by Georgia state regulators, AGL Resources’ Atlanta Gas Light utility said Monday its has signed agreements to open two more in a network of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in the state. The latest will be public access stations in Decatur and Oglethorpe, GA.
Houston Pipe Line Co. LP (HPL) has filed an application seeking FERC authorization to build border-crossing facilities at the international border between the United States and Mexico to export and/or import natural gas between the two nations.