Posts Tagged ‘gas’

Judge to hear BP’s complaint about oil spill claims

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Friday on BP’s bid to temporarily block settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company’s 2010 oil spill. Yesterday, BP asked U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to suspend the payments while former FBI Director Louis Freeh investigates […] [...]

Researchers: Oil sheen coming from Deepwater Horizon wreckage

GULF OF MEXICO — A team of researchers has concluded that pockets of oil trapped in the wreckage of the sunken Deepwater Horizon are the likely source of oil sheens that have been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the deadly 2010 explosion on the BP-leased drilling rig. A newly published […] [...]

Atmos Energy gets approval to buy natural gas system

ARTESIA — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has signed an order approving the sale and transfer of the Town of Artesia’s natural gas system to Atmos Energy Corporation. Terms were not disclosed. According to a press release from Presley’s office, the Mississippi Public Service Commission action will result in a 49 percent rate reduction for […] [...]

Company uses ‘bridge plug’ on Gulf gas well

GULF OF MEXICO — A well that seeped natural gas for several days last week has been temporarily plugged, with work still needed to plug it permanently, federal regulators say. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said today that Energy Resource Technology, LLC used a “bridge plug” to isolate the lower part of the well […] [...]

Chaney: Recalled gas cylinders can be deadly

JACKSON – Cylinders manufactured by a Franklin, Tenn.-based company and used largely in the liquefied petroleum gas service are the subject of an emergency recall order from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Commissioner of Insurance/State, according to a release from Fire Marshal Mike Chaney. […] [...]

Oil company not drilling at historic site after local resistance

NATCHEZ — Mayor Butch Brown says a drilling company has changed its mind about drilling for oil on a historic site at Natchez. The Natchez Democrat reports Brown told the Board of Aldermen that Mike Biglane of RMB Exploration has decided not to drill on the historic Arlington property. Brown said he has learned that […] [...]

New post-oil spill restoration plan lacks requirements

GULF OF MEXICO — There’s now a draft plan for using fines from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to restore the Gulf Coast’s natural resources and economy. But the document doesn’t include two items required by federal law: a 10-year allocation plan or a three-year priority list of projects and programs, The Times-Picayune […] [...]

LNG facility hoping to begin exporting natural gas

PASCAGOULA — Big changes may be coming for Gulf LNG, the liquefied natural gas terminal that has two huge storage tanks on the horizon south of Pascagoula. The owners want to begin exporting natural gas. It would be quite the turnaround for the $1.1-billion terminal built more than two years ago to import the super-chilled […] [...]

Commissioner wants review of utility metering following school issue

by Published: April 11,2013

Tags: billing, education school, gas, light, meter, metering, power, state agency, utility

JACKSON— Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is requesting a formal review of Mississippi’s electric utilities’ metering policies and procedures. The Public Utilities Staff will work in conjunction with Commission staff to conduct the review, which will cover both investor owned utilities and electric power associations, according to a release from Presley’s office. Over […] [...]

Authority terminates contract over ethics violation

by Published: March 26,2013

Tags: contract, ethics, gas, power, terminate, termination, utility, water

GULFPORT — The Harrison County Utility Authority has voted to terminate S.H. Anthony, Inc.’s contract for operation and maintenance of its facilities. Members said company owner Sean Anthony violated board and state ethics policies when he financed a car for then-director Kamran Pahlavan in 2011. Jim Simpson, attorney for the authority, said the Utility Authority […] [...]

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