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Category: Oil & Gas


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Mississippi utilities seek higher rates as gas prices rise

November 20, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The rate increase requested by Southern Co.’s Mississippi Power is separate from the utility’s bid to recover Kemper costs, but that too is likely to hit a customer’s bottom line. AP reports Southern agreed to write off most of the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Massachusetts lawmakers press for law banning ‘pipeline tax’

November 6, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a pair of bills that would strengthen gas project reviews and make it explicitly illegal to charge electric ratepayers to develop gas infrastructure. Senate Bill 1855 says the DPU “shall not approve any contract for the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

US poised to become leader in gas exports, but some fear price impacts

August 15, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

Natural gas producers are only just beginning to access an entirely new market, a potential boon to their bottom lines. But if those energy supplies are sent into higher-priced global markets, will there be an impact on consumers in the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

DTE Plans New 1,100-MW Gas Plant Near Detroit

August 2, 2017

Via: PowerMag

DTE Energy has filed plans with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to build a 1,100-MW natural gas-fired power plant on about 100 acres east of the existing Belle River Power Plant, northeast of Detroit near the Canadian border. The […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities, Public Works

House passes pipeline review, electric transmission bills

July 21, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

The House on July 19 approved a bill, H.R. 2910, which would reaffirm the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s role as the lead federal agency on environmental reviews of interstate gas pipelines and improve interagency coordination. The American Public Power Association […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Utility suspends work on Mississippi “clean coal” project

July 3, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

Mississippi Power has suspended work on its Kemper integrated gasification combined-cycle power plant, which is about three years late in coming online and has seen its estimated cost jump from about $2.4 billion to $7.5 billion. Instead, the utility will […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Proposed Wisconsin Gas-Fired Plant Would Aid Utilities’ Renewable Initiatives

June 12, 2017

Via: PowerMag

Minnesota Power and Wisconsin’s Dairyland Power Cooperative announced plans to co-develop a combined cycle natural gas–fired power plant, a 550-MW facility designed to provide backup power for the utilities’ efforts to expand their use of renewable energy sources. The Nemadji […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

PSEG prepares to shutter final New Jersey coal-fired plants

May 31, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Announced last year, the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is nearing the shutdown date for two coal-fired facilities with a total of 1.2 GW of capacity, with plans to replace it with natural gas. The Philadelphia Daily News reports the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Northeast utility taps firm to manage demand response, DER programs

May 17, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

National Grid, an electricity and natural gas company serving customers across New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, has chosen AutoGrid to unify management of its demand response and distributed energy resource programs in National Grid’s service area in North America. […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Oil and Gas Heavyweights Back a Roadmap for Deep Decarbonization

April 26, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

We’ve entered a topsy-turvy moment in energy where coal supporters want solar power and oil execs have endorsed cutting fossil fuel use. The latter appeared in a new decarbonization roadmap from the Energy Transitions Commission, an all-star working group charting […]