During the March 20, 2014 Open Meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took several actions regarding electric reliability requirements.
In last week’s post, we highlighted a number of available DOE grants for incubators. Today, we will be highlighting grants for research on geothermal systems and building technologies.
DOE Approves Liquefied Natural Gas Exports to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries from Oregon Project
On March 24, 2014, the Department of Energy granted a conditional order authorizing the export of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. in Coos Bay, Oregon, to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.
In recent years, China’s shale gas industry has attracted great interest from both domestic investors – state-owned or otherwise – and major offshore players, thanks to a broad range of initiatives and preferential policies promulgated by the central government with a view to encouraging investment.
Back again with a quick update for those of you with OCS interests. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has released updated forms for (1) transferring record title interest; (2) transferring operating rights interest; and (3) relinquishment of an OCS lease.
Yesterday, I wrote a blog post describing a FERC order that, for the first time ever, would have allowed an interstate oil pipeline to grant preferential rates and capacity rights to shippers making volume commitments through an open season process conducted outside the context of a pipeline project.
On Dec. 3, 2013, a United States Supreme Court decision forced a Texas corporation to head to Virginia to litigate its construction contract with its Virginia subcontractor, even though all the work under the contract was performed in Texas.
Have you ever wondered what all those additional charges are on your electric bill? This month my bill lists a “Customer Charge,” a “2013 Fuel Adjustment” and a “State-Wide Low-Income Assistance Fee,” which add up to about $10, or $120 a year.
On March 4, President Obama released his annual budget request to Congress. The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 request includes many proposals from previous years, but it also includes some new ideas—including on energy taxes.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Rejects Preferential Rates and Capacity Rights for Committeed Shippers On Pre-Existing
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order on March 20, 2014, rejecting Colonial Pipeline Company’s (Colonial) petition for a declaratory order (PDO) that, for the first time ever, would have allowed an interstate oil pipeline to grant preferential rates and capacity rights to shippers making volume commitments through an open season process conducted outside the context of a pipeline project.