Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Public Utilities News

MOL Poducing Hand Sanitizer to Help Fight COVID-19

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Hungarian oil and gas company MOL said it has transformed one of its production facilities at Almásfüzitő into a sanitizer production plant as energy companies around the…

NJ Governor Signs Offshore Wind Bill

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into legislation Bill, expanding the definition of a 'qualified offshore wind project'. This definition now includes an 'open access…

Orsted to Build NJ's First OWF

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Denmark’s Ørsted won New Jersey’s first offshore wind solicitation with a 1.1-gigawatt project Ocean Wind, the largest offshore wind project to secure a development deal with a U.S.

Ørsted Bids to Build NJ's First Offshore Wind Farm

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Danish energy company Ørsted submitted a bid to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to build an offshore wind farm in response to the first offshore wind request for proposal under Gov.

Ørsted Tapped for Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm

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Denmark based Ørsted has been selected by Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to move forward to negotiate a fixed-price power purchase agreement…

New Jersey Board Okays Offshore Wind Funding

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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved the adoption of a funding mechanism for the state’s offshore wind programme, which targets 3.5 GW by 2030.NJBPU…

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Backs Offshore Wind

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The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) is remaining committed to supporting the state’s goals of generating 3.5GW of offshore wind by 2030 and reaching 100% of…

MN Regulators Signal Support of Enbridge Pipeline

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Three of five members of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission said on Thursday they support issuing a certificate of need for Enbridge Inc to rebuild its Line 3 oil pipeline…

Minnesota Regulators Question Enbridge Pipeline Expansion

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Commissioners on a Minnesota regulatory board questioned crude oil demand for Enbridge Inc's Line 3 pipeline on whether work can proceed on a proposed expansion of the line.

Keystone's Spill Assessment Scrutinized

TransCanada Corp's existing Keystone pipeline has leaked substantially more oil, and more often, in the United States than indicated in risk assessments the company provided…

PA Pipeline Spat Could Upend International Oil Flows

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Refiners from the Midwest United States are fighting for access to a vital Pennsylvania pipeline – a move that could cripple their East Coast competitors and redraw the…

New Pipelines No Silver Bullet for Battered Canada Oil Industry

Canada's oil sands producers are getting a long-awaited boost in export capacity, but the two pipeline projects approved this week will not be a silver bullet for the industry's…

Trump's Win Revives Keystone XL Discussion

Republican Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election cheered investors in Canadian energy producers eager to revive the stalled drive to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline…

SoCalGas Completes more California Aliso Canyon Well Tests

More wells passed safety inspections at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles, Southern California Gas Co said on Monday, but the company has more…

Most States on track to Meet Emissions Targets

The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. But most are likely to hit them anyway. Already…

California Upholds Solar Policy

California regulators on Thursday upheld a key policy that makes rooftop solar systems affordable by allowing homeowners to sell the electricity they don't use back to their local utility.

California Decision Looms on Rooftop Solar Energy

California, which boasts more than half of the households with solar panels in the United States, will decide on Thursday whether to stick with a policy that has allowed…

Regulators Approve Health Study on California Gas Leak

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Regional air quality regulators in California voted on Saturday to require the utility responsible for a ruptured underground pipeline in the Los Angeles area to underwrite…

Tennessee Pipeline Co. Files Application with FERC

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Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP), a Kinder Morgan company  today filed a certificate application under Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act with the Federal Energy…

Kinder Morgan's TGP for Lowering Energy Cost

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. The Massachusetts DPU order finding that it has the authority to approve contracts entered into by electric distribution companies (EDCs) to secure dedicated…