PURA rejects plan for UI sale to Spanish company

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By admin

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

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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More Civil Disobedience Expected Against Local Natural-Gas Pipeline Project

Mar 11th, 2015 | By admin
Anya Klepacki, left, Claire Sowa, middle, and Nelli Routsalainen of Stop the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline outside the Rhode Island Statehouse during a March 6 protest. (Tim Faulkner/ecoRI News)

By TIM FAULKER/ecoRI News staff PROVIDENCE — The banner held by climate activists outside the Statehouse on March 6 read: “Expect Resistance.” And it might be a sign of things to come. Of the 16 protesters, nine were from Massachusetts and several were involved in recent high-profile protests in the Boston area, protests that were
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Destination clauses on LNG will soon fade away: gas union president

Feb 25th, 2015 | By admin
The pier at Dominion's Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay is seen in this picture taken February 5, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/TIMOTHY GARDNER

BY AARON SHELDRICK TOKYO Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:44am EST (Reuters) – Destination clauses on contracts for liquefied natural gas (LNG)shipments will soon be a thing of the past because of the shale revolution in the United States, the head of the International Gas Union said in an interview. Japan and other buyers of LNG have long complained that
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Protesters try to spoil swanky party for ex-CPUC head

Feb 13th, 2015 | By admin
Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

Protesters try to spoil swanky party for ex-CPUC head By J.K. Dineen Published 8:56 pm, Thursday, February 12, 2015 Some 250 guests packed a downtown San Francisco ballroom on Thursday night to honor Michael Peevey, the embattled former California Public Utilities Commission president who is under investigation for possible corruption at the agency. Outside, a dozen protesters tried
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Environmental groups demand new methane regulations

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Washington Bureau September 18, 2014 | Updated: September 18, 2014 7:45pm WASHINGTON — Environmental groups Thursday pressured the Obama administration to clamp down on leaking methane in the oil and gas sector by imposing new regulations targeting wells, valves and other infrastructure. Those mandates are urgently needed to keep that potent heat-trapping gas
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Company: Gas line that sparked explosion wasn’t marked

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By admin
Del Rapids

By Mark Walker July 01. 2014 2:22PM A construction company whose workers punctured a Dell Rapids gas line earlier this month has filed a complaint with the state alleging a natural gas utility failed to properly mark its line. May Construction was drilling June 10 near 10th Street and State Avenue in Dell Rapids when
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Philadelphia mayor strikes deal to sell utility

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By admin

RON TODT Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city’s distressed pension fund would get an injection of $424 million under a proposal for UIL Holdings Corp. to buy the city-owned gas utility for $1.86 billion, the mayor announced Monday. Mayor Michael Nutter said the deal, which requires the approval of City Council and state utility
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Feb 13th, 2014 | By admin

Legislation cleared the House Wednesday that outlines a process under which utilities would be held accountable for repairing thousands of underground natural gas leaks, with supporters saying the bill could save lives by preventing explosions. Proponents of the bill, long pushed by Marblehead Rep. Lori Ehrlich, said $40 million is wasted each year due to
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Gas leak fix bill on move in House

Feb 5th, 2014 | By Mark

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 27, 2014……Legislation to tamp down subterranean natural gas leaks cleared a powerful House committee Monday without the inclusion of a controversial measure smoothing the way for a proposed Salem power plant. A completed House Ways and Means Committee poll showed unanimous support for a bill (H 3765) that requires utility companies
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