Energy Industry News
- SoCal Gas Announces $119.5 Million Gas Leak SettlementThe parties had submitted a tentative consent decree to the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Aug. 8 to settle the litigation over the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak. At least 109,000 metric tons of methane emissions were released during the leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, according to CARB.
- Washington State Strengthens UST Compliance RulesChanges the state Department of Ecology has adopted will make the program more effective by streamlining requirements and aligning the rule with state and federal laws.
- Colorado Taking Action on Orphaned Oil & Gas WellsBy Aug. 1, the state's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will produce an updated list of all such sites known to exist in the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper's executive order expands state efforts to plug, remediate, and reclaim them and to prevent additional wells and sites from being orphaned in the future.
- EPA, NM Sign Agreement on Increased Recycling of O&G Wastewater"New Mexico is currently the third largest oil producer in the United States, and that oil is accompanied by even larger quantities of water. Clarifying the state and federal regulatory frameworks associated with its recycling and reuse is of the utmost importance," said New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Ken McQueen.
- Top Tips to Make Your Home More Energy EfficientThe development of renewable energy technologies has given us plenty of new and energy-efficient products used for homes and home appliances.
- NYC Department of Buildings Seeks 2019 Energy Code Advisory Committee MembersApplications from those seeking to be considered for 2019 Energy Code Advisory Committee membership must submit a completed application no later than June 21. Residential applications are especially needed, according to the department's posted announcement.
- DOE Funding Projects to Support Advanced Nuclear Plant DesignsThe MEITNER projects will leverage design, new manufacturing processes, and technologies to lower costs and increase the competitiveness of nuclear power; these funded projects will support advanced reactor designs that achieve lower construction cost and autonomous operations while improving safety.