Regulation

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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HOUSE APPROVES BILL TO REPAIR NATURAL GAS LEAKS

Feb 13th, 2014 | By admin
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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
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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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Feds Cite New York Natural Gas Company for Failure to Keep Records, Inspect Pipelines

Sep 24th, 2013 | By Mark
Corroded natural gas pipelines like the one pictured here can become dangerous sources of natural gas leaks and explosions if inadequately monitored.

Federal regulators are seeking more than $25,000 in fines from Central New York Oil & Gas (CNYO&G) in connection with a handful of pipeline safety violations at their facility in Owego, NY, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a
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Indiana State Regulators Move to Prevent a PG&E-Style Natural Gas Explosion From Happening In Their State

Jul 30th, 2013 | By Mark
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After a massive natural gas explosion killed eight people and razed an entire neighborhood in San Bruno, California, nearly three years ago, an investigation into the incident revealed that records kept by the natural gas pipeline’s operator, PG&E, were at best inadequate and in many cases non-existent. This fact apparently was not lost on natural
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Spectra Energy Employee: We Never Bothered to Check Natural Gas Pipeline for Corrosion

Jun 19th, 2013 | By Mark
Corroded natural gas pipelines like the one pictured here can become dangerous sources of natural gas leaks and explosions if inadequately monitored.

A Spectra Energy employee acknowledged to federal inspectors that the company never conducted key tests for corrosion on a natural gas pipeline that was already operating at excess capacity, according to documents recently obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment to
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