Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. says it plans to upgrade New Jersey’s gas infrastructure – including gas mains and service lines – at a cost of $1.6 billion over the next five years, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The Kernan family, which has owned and nurtured nearly 1,000 acres of forest in upstate New York since the 1940s, is fighting plans for the Constitution Pipeline to run through it, The New York Times reports.
A study commissioned by utilities including Dominion Resources and Duke Energy claims that a $5 billion natural gas pipeline they intend to build with other partners in the Atlantic region would provide thousands of new jobs and save households in Virginia and North Carolina an average of $44 per month on their utility bills, The Associated Press reports.
With just a modest boost, the nation’s pipeline infrastructure could cope with the extra burdens from a surge in use of natural gas anticipated from the rule mandating cutbacks in carbon emissions from power plants, according to a study compiled by Deloitte MarketPoint for the Energy Department, E&E reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three powerful accidents in recent years show systemic weaknesses in how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations.
The National Transportation Safety Board said in the decade since the government set rules for pipeline inspections in "high consequence" areas where an explosion is likely to hurt people or destroy buildings, there appears to have been a slight leveling off of such incidents, but no decline.
Russia and its state-owned company Gazprom is taking a number of steps to get moving on construction of a natural gas pipeline through Turkey, which was announced by President Vladimir Putin last month when he said the alternative South Stream project through Bulgaria was being scrapped, The New York Times reports.
Defying a White House veto threat, Republicans in the House have voted 253-169 to approve a bill from Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., that would put a 12-month time limit on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to decide on natural gas pipeline applications, The Hill reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is vowing to veto a Republican-backed bill that would require a decision on pipeline construction within 12 months, as well as one that would ban abortions after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The White House says Obama would veto legislation requiring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny applications for natural gas pipelines within 12 months. The administration says the bill would create conflicts with existing statutes and requirements.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would have one year to consider applications for natural gas pipeline permits, under legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., that’s due to be voted on in the House next week, The Hill reports.
Two House bills aiming at the way the Environmental Protection Agency uses science have drawn veto threats from the White House: One would require EPA to publicly release details of the science behind regulations, and the other would reform the agency’s Science Advisory Board, The Hill reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency was wrong in failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request from the conservative Landmark Legal Foundation back in 2012, Judge Royce Lamberth ruled Monday, The Hill reports.
As the strike by refinery workers enters its second month, some workers have begun crossing picket lines and some companies are trying to use bonuses to pressure others into returning to work, but negotiations were slated to resume between the United Steelworkers and Shell Oil Co. on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt’s moves to refocus the company on its industrial side have run into the problem of lower oil prices, given that oil and gas were responsible for a fourth of the company’s $100 million in industrial revenue last year, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The retirement announcement from Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. a key figure on the Appropriations Committee, means that the Chesapeake Bay is losing an important champion and the Obama administration is losing a significant defender of its environmental agenda, E&E reports.
The Oklahoma Geological Survey, which has been reluctant to draw direct connections between oil drilling in the state and the dramatic rise in earthquakes there, has faced "intense personal interest" from the state seismologist's boss, University of Oklahoma President David Boren, and the oil industry, according to E&E.
Legislation introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature last week that would encourage natural gas distribution companies to cut their own consumption drew criticism from the industry, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
A measure that passed the Republican-controlled senate in Colorado, which would have cut 2020 renewable energy targets for the state’s utilities and cooperatives, has been killed off by Democrats on a House panel, the Denver Business Journal reports.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced that oil and gas exploration leases for tracts in the western Gulf of Mexico –- some 4,000 blocks over 21 million acres -– will be sold in New Orleans in August, The Associated Press reports.