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Romanian government postpones increase of natural gas price for households


Agerpres Staff Report BUCHAREST — The Romanian state reserves the right of postponing the implementation of the schedule for the liberalization of the natural gas price for households until a dispute with the European Commission is settled; therefore, this price will not increase on October 1 as previously scheduled, the Department of Energy informed in a release. A governmental delegation ...

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Final revised procedures for LNG export decisions

Conor O’Sullivan | Breaking Energy The DOE will act on LNG export applications involving non-FTA countries only after completing the National Environmental Policy Act review and halt its practice of issuing conditional authorizations. On August 15, 2014, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy published final revised procedures for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export decisions involving non-Free Trade ...

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Fed clears hydro line


Eric Anderson | Albany Times Union ALBANY — The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final environmental impact statement allowing the $2.2 billion project to construct an underground and underwater, 333-mile power line from Quebec to New York City to move forward. The Champlain Hudson Power Express, as the project is called, is being developed by Albany-based Transmission Developers ...

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Nuclear fracking? Been there, done that

Hydraulic fracturing has speckled the nation with pockmarks. Drilling activity has increased nearly 700 percent since 2007 and has left ordinary citizens and leaders alike anxious about the possible effects. With reports of radioactive socks and water polluting the environment, worries of the unknown environmental impacts have festered. But sometimes it helps to look back in time in order to ...

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EIA study shows promising Utica shale production


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The Energy Information Administration has released data on initial gas production from Utica shale wells, reports Columbus Business First. A study of the first 20 months of activity in the shale, which rests mostly in Ohio, found that its early gas production totals place it on par with Texas’s Eagle Ford shale and higher ...

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GOP takes shot at Cape Wind

Patrick Cassidy | Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, Mass.) Just when Cape Wind officials thought it was safe to go back in the water, federal lawmakers have fired another, albeit largely symbolic, shot across the bow of the controversial project. In a vote last week the GOP-controlled House approved an energy and water appropriations bill that included a measure to bar a ...

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LNG exports lost in anti-coal commotion


The new coal regulations have caused a stir nationwide, with many energy companies railing against the pressure to cut emissions. However, in all of the hubbub, news about efforts to streamline LNG exports – which would likely benefit many companies, including some in Louisiana – has gotten lost. Christopher Helman brings this fact to light in his article for Forbes, ...

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“Solar Summit” honors industry leaders, new funding program announced by White House


Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Last Thursday ten local leaders from around the United States were acknowledged at the White House to commemorate great achievements in solar energy expansion. This summit is the latest initiative of the president’s Climate Action plan. The “Solar Summit” was the latest summit held under the Champions of Change program. The program honors Americans ...

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Marcellus operators looking for space underground

brine injenction well

By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Federal regulators have issued four permits for oil and gas wastewater disposal wells in Pennsylvania in the past six months, and those are unlikely to be the last. Industry groups and researchers are renewing their efforts to find sites in the state where the salt- and metals-laden waste fluids produced from ever more shale ...

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Hoeven applauds DOE approval of LNG export application


By Bryan Horwath Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., on Monday applauded the Department of Energy’s approval of an application to export liquefied natural gas from the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project terminal in Oregon. “The Energy Department’s approval of this application for exporting natural gas is a step in the right direction,” Hoeven said. “However, there are still more than 20 pending ...

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