Watching Government: Virginia mulls OCS potential

A warmer-than-normal January may have let the US off the natural gas hook this heating season. But that doesn’t mean that supply and price questions have gone away.There are strong indications, in fact, that supporters of increased access to domestic supplies will be back in the second session of the 109th Congress trying to continue the momentum from 2005. Pressure by chemical, fertilizer, and other gas-consuming industries is the driving force. That pressure is also being felt in several US coastal states, some of which are considering whether energy resources off their coasts might be developed after all.Virginia’s general assembly asked the commerce and trade secretary to ...

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