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Company to extend natural gas service in Tunica County

Mississippi officials have approved Atmos Energy’s plan to extend natural gas service to a rural community in Tunica County. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that the expansion by Atmos Energy will bring service to 215 homes in the county’s White Oak community. The project stems from Presley’s push to make more energy options available to as many unserved, rural ...

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Southern Co. chief calls Kemper plant ‘dual fuel investment’

By JACK WEATHERLY Tom Fanning, chief executive and chairman of the Southern Co., described in a teleconference with analysts last week Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County clean-coal power plant as “a dual fuel investment,” relying also on natural gas as needed. Fanning in the past has downplayed the long-term importance of natural gas despite having run the plant on it ...

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Entergy New Orleans seeks to build plant at Michoud site

Entergy New Orleans has proposed building a $216 million natural gas-burning power plant in New Orleans East that will provide power during peak demand periods and post-storm repairs. The New Orleans Advocate reports the company applied to the City Council on Monday for approval to build the 226-megawatt plant at the site of its 1960s-era Michoud power plant. Entergy deactivated ...

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Broussard new Atmos VP

Brian Broussard is the new Vice President of Operations for the Mississippi Division’s Southern Region of Atmos Energy. He replaces Kenny Smith, who recently retired after 38 years with the natural gas distribution company Broussard moves to Mississippi from Dallas where he was Director of Operations for the Dallas–Fort Worth area of Atmos Energy. Previously, he served in a variety ...

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Entergy, Mississippi Power bills to be cut

Customers of two of Mississippi’s largest utilities will see lower bills in February, but regulators will re-examine natural gas costs to see if bills should fall further. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted Tuesday to approve lower fuel costs for both Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power Co. Bills for Entergy customers will fall $88 million overall. Residential customers who use ...

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Pearl station is latest link in ‘natural gas highway’

By JACK WEATHERLY  The first liquified natural gas fueling station in Mississippi has been opened, adding a link to what has been called the natural gas highway. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. installed a two-bay facility at the Pilot Flying J truck stop in Pearl in large part to support the fueling needs of Raven Transports. Any hauler running on LGN ...

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Work on Jackson solar panel plant well underway

  By JACK WEATHERLY  The conversion of an 80,000-square-foot building in Jackson is well down the road toward completion as a factory for solar panels. Seraphim Solar Manufacturing USA announced recently that it would start making the panels in November. Beyond that, the company and the city of Jackson have not revealed anything else about the facility at 3111 Lawson ...

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Lower than predicted natural gas prices means Entergy Mississippi users to get bill credits for 6 months

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi customers will get a refund over the next six months thanks to lower natural gas prices. The Mississippi Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a plan for Entergy to issue $46 million in bill credits to customers beginning in September and ending in February. A residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month will ...

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Gulf oil and gas leases to go up for sale in March

GULF OF MEXICO — Oil and gas leases for 40 million acres off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will be offered by the federal government in a March sale at the Superdome in New Orleans, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Friday. The sale will include approximately 7,611 blocks, covering 40.5 million acres, located from three to ...

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Kemper County plant's costs continue to rise; completion delayed again

KEMPER COUNTY — Southern Co. said yesterday that it will cost at least another $59 million to finish the power plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.6 billion. The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. also announced that the work on the parts of the plant that will gasify lignite and extract chemicals ...

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