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 CERAweek by IHS Markit on March 9. Since the former… Read More
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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 governor signed Chapter 5, House File 113, a bill that… Read More
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 its indigenous oil and gas production, reduce imports, and support… Read More
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 firm Baker Botts, an increasing number of LNG power projects… Read More
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, according to a panel presenting at the Cato Institute February… Read More
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 projected long-term natural gas prices, the company said. Southern Co.… Read More

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