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  • 10/10/2001 -- Electric power firms at House hearing question FERC's move to RTOs
    The move towards a few large regional transmission organizations (RTOs) as mandated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is likely to raise consumer electricity rates in the near term, a Southern Co. executive said.
  • 10/10/2001 -- California PUC issues draft environmental report on Path 15 upgrade proposal
    Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s plans to expand the congested power transmission pathway in California known as Path 15 took a forward step yesterday when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a draft environmental report for review.
  • 10/10/2001 -- Plains All American Pipeline buys East Texas crude storage facility
    Plains All American Pipeline LP, Houston, has acquired a crude oil storage facility from Calumet Lubricants Co., Indianapolis, Ind., for $1 million.
  • 10/09/2001 -- Northeast state regulators complain of FERC RTO mandate
    Maryland and District of Columbia utility regulators called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to slow its push to create a single regional transmission organization for the US Northeast. But an organization called the One RTO Coalition said it supports the goal of designing and implementing a single market for day ahead and real time energy no later than May 1, 2003.
  • 10/09/2001 -- Electric Power news briefs, Oct. 9, 2001
    Laclede Gas ... Adair Power LLC ... General Electric Co. ... Huaneng Power International Inc. ... San Diego Gas & Electric Co. ... Duke Energy Hanging Rock LLC ... Northeast Utilites ... Hydro-Qu�c CapiTech Inc. ... Solicore Inc. ... Thermal Energy International Inc. ... TXU Corp. ...Sanix Inc.
  • 10/09/2001 -- Pertamina, El Paso negotiating for Tangguh LNG exports to US
    Indonesia's Pertamina is negotiating with El Paso Natural Gas Co. to supply liquefied natural gas from its proposed Tangguh plant in Orain Jaya province to the US.
  • 10/08/2001 -- Exploration/Development news briefs, Oct. 8
    US Minerals Management Service ... Petrobras ... Unocal ... Mobil Exploracao e Desenvolvimento do Brasil ... TGS-NOPEC Geophysical ... Pemex Exploration & Production ... Global Industries ... Kerr-McGee du Maroc
  • 10/08/2001 -- BG gets access to Bolivia-Brazil gas line after 5-month delay
    Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto, a Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), has granted BG Group PLC access to the Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline after a 5-month delay.
  • 10/08/2001 -- Cleanup continues as Alaska oil pipeline returns to full operation
    The Trans-Alaska pipeline was restored to full operations Sunday morning following permanent repair of a shooting puncture Saturday evening. North Slope production returned to full flow after being held to 5% of normal. Loadings at the Valdez tanker terminal were not affected.
  • 10/05/2001 -- Southern California Edison settlement approved; QFs raise concerns
    U.S. District Judge Ronald Lew approved the settlement agreement between state regulators and Southern California Edison Co. Friday. After a controversy erupted over whether the nearly broke utility would honor contracts with small generators known as QFs, SCE Friday said it would 'stand by the power purchase portion' of those contracts.
  • 10/05/2001 -- Federal efforts to boost Alaska gas pipeline remain uncertain
    Supporters of a new pipeline that would move natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 states are hoping Congress this session will provide tax incentives and streamlined permitting that will make the project more attractive to industry. It remains uncertain however whether there is enough political will to make it happen.
  • 10/05/2001 -- Report concludes 'major irregularities' in Erika incident
    The Erika tanker spill in December 1999 occurred under a series of "major irregularities," said a maritime expert report requested by a Parisian judge. The conclusion bodes ill for French company TotalFinaElf SA, which had chartered Erika.
  • 10/03/2001 -- Intertanko seeks option to coat over tin-based paints on tankers
    Intertanko has urged the International Maritime Organization to give it more flexibility to meet a proposed phaseout of tin-based antifouling systems.
  • 10/03/2001 -- House panel votes to boost security at energy sites, Senate to act soon
    A US House of Representatives committee Wednesday approved legislation to improve security at federal dams, power stations, and electric transmission lines. A Senate panel plans to mark up a similar bill next week, and then turn to an omnibus energy bill the following week.
  • 10/03/2001 -- BG Group buys Enron's Indian oil and gas assets for $388 million
    BG Group PLC has bought all of the assets of Enron Oil & Gas India Ltd. (EOGIL) for $388 million in cash from Enron Corp. The assets include 30% of Tapti gas field and Panna-Mukta oil and gas field, and a 62.64% interest in the CB-OS/1 exploration license, all on the west coast of India.
  • 10/01/2001 -- Plains All American buying Unocal's Dollarhide system
    Plains All American Pipeline LP is buying the Dollarhide pipeline system and Midland, Tex., tank farm facilities from Unocal Pipeline Co. for $2.6 million.
  • 10/01/2001 -- CNOOC to build 800 million cu m/year gas pipeline
    CNOOC Petroleum & Chemical Co. Ltd., with 30% partner Hainan Fuel and Chemical Corp., next year will begin building a 256-km pipeline from Dongfang gas field in the South China Sea to Haikou City in Hainan province via Yangpu.
  • 10/01/2001 -- Azerbaijan, Georgia agree on tariffs for gas pipeline to Turkey
    An important step in the process to build a gas export pipeline from Azerbaijan across Georgia and into Turkey has been taken with the signing of an agreement between Azerbaijan and Georgia on tariffs for the pipeline. The two countries signed the agreement in Baku over the weekend.
  • 10/01/2001 -- Manitoba Hydro cuts participation deal with Midwest ISO
    Canada's Manitoba Hydro said it reached a coordination agreement with the Midwest Independent System Operator in a deal that would represent the first international extension of a regional transmission organization. Under the deal, the Canadian crown provincial utility, Canada's fourth largest, will participate in the Midwest ISO and remain compliant with Canadian law.
  • 09/28/2001 -- Midwest utilities form transmission company
    Six electric utility companies, including three public power operators, Friday asked federal regulators to let them integrate operations of their electric transmission systems into a single system through formation of TRANSLink Transmission Co. LLC.

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