Posts Tagged ‘gas’

TVA dedicates newly purchased Magnolia power plant

ASHLAND — The Tennessee Valley Authority dedicated its largest gas-fired plant, Magnolia Combined Cycle Gas Plant, with a ceremony yesterday. TVA purchased the 968-megawatt natural-gas-fired plant, located near Ashland in August 2011. The dedication celebrated Magnolia’s distinction as the largest of TVA’s five high-efficiency, combined cycle gas plants. “Magnolia was purchased at less than half […] [...]

Company planning Louisiana-Mississippi pipeline construction

by Published: August 6,2012

Tags: construction, energy, gas, natural gas, pipe, pipeline

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The company planning a 141-mile pipeline from Norco, La., to Collins hopes to begin the first stage of work soon in Lake Pontchartrain. The project has all the state permits needed, but is waiting on one from the Army Corps of Engineers, company spokesman Allen Fore told The Times-Picayune. Parkway Pipeline, a […] [...]

Gas leak stopped; residents back home after nearly week-long evacuation

WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency and Escambia Operating Company, LLC report a gas well leaking hydrogen sulfide has been stopped and the well is secure. In the 36 hours since the free flow of gas from the well was stopped air quality monitoring indicates the area is safe, according to the […] [...]

Study: Oil spill’s impact could take years to become apparent

GULF OF MEXICO — New research by an Auburn University professor and other scientists suggests that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could have significant impacts on microscopic life that might not become apparent for years. Auburn professor Ken Halanych and scientists from the University of New Hampshire, the University of California Davis Genome […] [...]

In-state oil/gas leases to go up for sale in September

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States will hold an oil and gas lease sale for tracts in Louisiana and Mississippi Sept. 13 at its offices in Springfield, Va. Federal mineral lands in Mississippi and Louisiana totaling 34,630 acres will be offered. Mississippi parcels are in Smith, Scott and Franklin counties. In Louisiana, […] [...]

First post-spill offshore oil and gas lease auction brings $1.7B

GULF OF MEXICO — The federal government’s first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the same area where the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010 brought in $1.7 billion in winning bids yesterday, prompting Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar to declare great strides are being made to get drilling back on track in the Gulf of […] [...]

Coast man gets 12-plus years in prison for fraudulent oil spill claims

GULFPORT ­ A Gulfport man, identified as the mastermind of a family scheme to illegally obtain about $100,000 in oil spill recovery money, has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison. The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden sentenced 50-year-old Bobby Earl Keys to 12½ years in prison for claiming lost […] [...]

PSC review of Pontotoc Gas System results in reduced bills

PONTOTOC — Customers of Pontotoc Gas System will see their bills drop after a Mississippi Public Service Commission review found them too high. Starting immediately, residential rates will decrease from $9.56 per million metric British thermal units (mmbtu) to $7.14 per mmbtu. The utility wasn’t intentionally overcharging customers, said Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford. It had […] [...]

Lower river allows Lexaria to begin early work on oil wells

by Published: May 13,2012

Tags: energy, exploration, flooding, floods, fuel, gas, Oil, oil wells, petroleum, river, Weather

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Lexaria Corp reports it has a rig is on-site at the Belmont Lake Oilfield near Clarksdale to perform workovers on the 12-1 and 12-3 wells. The Mississippi River has fallen below flood-stage earlier this spring than it has during the last several years, and as a result field access has already been […] [...]

Barbier schedules trial to hear non-class action claims

NEW ORLEANS — The federal judge who will decide whether to approve a class-action settlement of claims against BP PLC has scheduled a January 2013 trial for other claims spawned by the deadly blowout of the company’s deepwater well in the Gulf Mexico. After meeting yesterday behind closed doors with attorneys, U.S. District Judge Carl […] [...]

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