Regulation

UGI projects a 6 percent rate increase in its cost of gas

May 21st, 2016 | By admin
UGI Utilities is seeking a hike in the purchased gas cost rate come Dec. 1. For a typical residential customer, it would mean about a $3 jump in the monthly bill. (UGI UTILITIES INC. / COURTESY PHOTO)

By David Abel GLOBE STAFF  MAY 18, 2016In a decision environmental advocates hailed as a landmark, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday that Massachusetts regulators must set specific limits on various sources of greenhouse gases to comply with the legal obligation to reduce emissions linked to climate change. For years, environmental groups have argued that both the
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NatGas Consulting Announces New Expert Appointment

Jan 27th, 2016 | By admin
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NatGas Consulting is pleased to announce the newest addition to our natural gas/propane gas explosion investigation & testimony team of experts…..Robert Leonberger. Mr. Leonberger is currently the head of the Pipeline Safety Division for the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) who has spent over 30 years in the natural gas pipeline safety industry inspecting gas
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Southern California air regulators fail to make decision on methane gas leak

Jan 17th, 2016 | By admin
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Published January 17, 2016 Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print Jan. 16, 2016: Protestors carry a photo of California’s governor Jerry Brown and demand a shut down of the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near Porter Ranch in Los Angeles. (AP) LOS ANGELES –  Southern California air regulators delayed making a decision Saturday on
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Criminal Case Against PG&E Pipe Blast Cites Recordkeeping Problems

Jan 15th, 2016 | By admin
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Richard Nemec January 14, 2016 Federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California have submitted testimony in its criminal case against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), alleging that shoddy recordkeeping contributed to a 2010 natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno, a suburb
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Natural Gas Prices, Regulation to Reshape U.S. Generation

Jan 6th, 2016 | By admin
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01/01/2016 | Jasmin Melvin, Jonathan Nelson, George McGuirk, and Jeff Ryser The near-simultaneous surge in U.S. natural gas production and recent enactment of environmental regulations will usher U.S. power supply from reliance on coal to increased usage of natural gas and renewables (see Figure 1). U.S. natural gas production began a now decade-long period of
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Pipeline Safety: NEW PHMSA RULEMAKING – Pipeline Damage Prevention Programs, Action: Final Rule

Oct 25th, 2015 | By admin
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Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)

Sep 20th, 2015 | By admin
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I. CEII Defined CEII is specific engineering, vulnerability, or detailed design information about proposed or existing critical infrastructure (physical or virtual) that: Relates details about the production, generation, transmission, or distribution of energy; Could be useful to a person planning an attack on critical infrastructure; Is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the Freedom of Information
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WATCH: A closer look at U.S. developer of proposed Island pipeline

Sep 6th, 2015 | By admin
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Posted By: April Lawrenceon: September 02, 2015In: News U.S. pipeline developer Williams has had several leaks and explosions at pipelines and facilities south of the border Just one day after a pipeline is announced to carry natural gas from Washington State to a proposed LNG facility in the Saanich Inlet, NDP MLA Gary Holman is sending letters to surrounding
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PURA rejects plan for UI sale to Spanish company

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By admin
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POSTED 8:28 AM, JULY 1, 2015, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPDATED AT 11:54AM, JULY 1, 2015 NEW BRITAIN  — Connecticut regulators have taken a step toward rejecting a plan by Iberdrola, Spain’s leading electricity and natural gas utility, from buying UIL Holdings Corp. in a $3 billion deal. The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority issued a draft decision
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Giant Gas Pipeline Next to Nuclear Power Plant Could Cause a New York ‘Fukishima,’ Say Experts

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
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By John Dyer May 21, 2015 | 7:59 am Experts are claiming that a massive natural gas pipeline being constructed next to a major nuclear power plant in New York could cause a meltdown just 40 miles north of Manhattan. The company Spectra Energy has started construction on a 42-inch-diameter pipeline that will pass only 105 feet from the
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