GAS POWER Direct [March 15, 2017]

New EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Sets Out to Restrain Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) administrative priorities will be reined in to focus on process, rule of law, and cooperation with states, the agency's new head Scott Pruitt told attendees at…

Minnesota Governor Allows Xcel to Bypass Utility Commission Oversight for Major Gas-Fired Plant

A bill signed by Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton (D) on February 28 allows Xcel Energy to build a 786-MW combined cycle gas-fired power plant without approval from state regulators. The…

India Moves to Boost Oil, Gas Production to Bolster Future Renewables Additions

India will open all 26 of its sedimentary basins to allow domestic and foreign investors to explore conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas resources in a bid to escalate…

Low LNG Prices Fuel Interest in LNG-to-Power Projects

Stricken by falling prices, producers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are looking to exploit an emerging trend that integrates the fuel source with power generation. According to Houston-based international law…

Experts Debate Carbon Pricing, Leasing Federal Lands

The Donald Trump administration can look to the energy sector to increase federal revenue and offset the national debt in numerous ways, but there are pros and cons to everything,…

Kemper IGCC, Delayed Again, May Not Be Economically Viable

Southern Co.'s Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project, stricken by steep cost increases and an in-service date delayed again to mid-March, isn't economically viable in the face of…