The United States can attain energy independence by 2030, therefore eliminating dependency on foreign oil, according to about two-thirds of those who responded to a survey conducted by the KPMG Global Energy Institute.
The natural gas pipeline trade group Interstate Natural Gas Association of America issued a report finding that, although the FERC review of permit applications is effective, other agencies can cause delays in the process.
The proposal to add up to three natural gas-fueled combustion turbines was submitted in response to proceedings before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Xcel Energy’s Upper Midwest Resource Plan.
The filing represents a major milestone in the permitting process and signifies a step closer to receiving approval to build and operate a floating offshore liquefied natural gas regasification facility off the southern coast of Puerto Rico.
After all the debates, commercials, and op-ed pieces written during the 2012 U.S. presidential election, there remains a real sense of mystery over where federal energy legislation and regulations are headed in President Obama’s second term.
On March 22, U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) offered a budget amendment that passed by a vote of 62-37 putting the Senate on record in support of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline.