Regulatory

Attorney General in New Mexico Eyes Utility Costs During Freeze

The New Mexico Attorney General's office has placed an inquiry regarding utility costs during the freeze that occurred last week.

Oklahoma Leaders Pledge to Keep Utility Costs Affordable

Leaders in Oklahoma have vowed to ensure residents do not have to pay high price utility bills due to the winter storm.

Georgia Officials Say Localities Can’t Ban Natural Gas Hookups

Georgia House voted to prevent fuel source connections from bans in order to continue to provide access to affordable and reliable energy.

Senator Seeks Probe of Natural Gas Price Spikes During Storm

A senator is calling for federal investigations into possible natural gas price gauging in regions hit by severe weather last week.

Agency to Take Action on Fracking Ban Near Delaware River

A regulatory agency is looking into banning hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River watershed.

Utilities Unite to Cut Wildfire Risk

A group of utilities came together to spend billions on reducing wildfire risk in California.

Keystone XL Termination Causes Widespread Job Loss

President Joe Biden halted the Keystone XL pipeline which led to widespread job loss.

Biden Names Democrats to Lead Energy Agencies

President Joe Biden has named two Democrats to lead regulatory agencies that oversee energy infrastructure.

AGA Supports DOE Decision on Residential Furnaces and Commercial Water Heaters

The American Gas Association released a statement in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's decision to raise energy efficiency standards.

Congress Makes Strides to Enhance Pipeline Safety and Support Communities

The American Gas Association backs new legislation passed by Congress supports pipeline safety, energy provisions and community protections.

Missouri Panel Turns Down Utility Shutoff Moratorium

The Missouri Public Service Commission turned down a request from utility companies to allow utility shutoffs.

SoCalGas Releases Statement on Approved Renewable Natural Gas Tariff

SoCalGas releases a statement regarding the approved Renewable Natural Gas tariff.

Seattle Mayor Pushes to Ban Gas Heat in Some New Buildings

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durka wants to ban natural gas heat to despite the slight drop in emissions.

Québec Government Announces 2030 Plan for a Green Economy

Québec government announced the 2030 Plan for a Green Economy to promote clean electricity and reduce greenhouse gases.

CenterPoint Energy Files Recovery After 7-Year Pipeline Project Completion

Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Co. filed a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for investment recovery made within its southwestern Indiana natural gas service territory.

Pennsylvania Legislation to Provide More Flexibility for Choosing Energy Suppliers

Legislation was introduced to provide Pennsylvania consumers with more transparency on costs among electric and natural gas providers, as well as make it easier for consumers to switch service providers.

PUC Enhances Protections for Customers Financially Impacted by COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has placed a number of enhanced consumer protections to protect families and small businesses who are financially impacted by COVID-19.

Utility loses bid to recoup costs related to gas fire

Michigan state regulators rejected Consumers Energy’s request to recoup millions of dollars after a natural gas fire during a polar vortex in 2019.

EPA Drops Methane Emissions Rule; Gas Utilities Already Ending Emissions

9/21/2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is dropping rules established in 2016 to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production and pipelines, a move that was applauded by the American Petroleum Institute but may have little effect on much of the industry.

Natural Gas Associations Collaborate to Expand National Mutual Aid Program

The American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, Northeast Gas Association, Southern Gas Association and the MEA Energy Association announced the creation of a new, expanded National Mutual Aid Program.