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Low gas prices great for tri-county consumers but not all businesses

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Low gas prices great for tri-county consumers but not all businesses

Market disruptions have consequences. And the downward spiral in oil prices looks like the sort of disruption that could have far-ranging consequences. For one thing, we may be at the dawn of a decade where baby-boom era memories of gasoline lines fade and global demand for petroleum products is suppressed as China’s appetite for commodities Read More →

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Environmentalists sue regulators for not releasing info on tri-county oil pipelines

By   /  Tuesday, December 8th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Environmentalists sue regulators for not releasing info on tri-county oil pipelines

  Environmental groups have filed lawsuits against federal regulators for allegedly refusing to release information regarding oil pipelines in the Tri-Counties. The Environmental Defense Center and Santa Barbara Channelkeepers sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on May 22. PHMSA has yet to fulfill the FOIA requests, Read More →

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Dubroff: Tri-Counties on the front lines of clean energy innovation

By   /  Friday, December 4th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Tri-Counties on the front lines of clean energy innovation

  The region has a lot at stake in the climate talks in Paris. That’s my takeaway as more than 190 nations gather in the French capital to ponder the future of the carbon-based economy. Bending the curve on carbon emissions has attracted a big global constituency – engaging the Pope, multinational companies, communist regimes Read More →

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Plains ordered to purge oil from Line 903

By   /  Friday, November 20th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Plains ordered to purge oil from Line 903

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NRG Energy to demolish Mandalay power plant, cooling tower if new plant approved

By   /  Thursday, November 19th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on NRG Energy to demolish Mandalay power plant, cooling tower if new plant approved

  NRG Energy updated the application for its new peaker power plant in Oxnard on Nov. 19. In an updated filing with the California Public Utilities Commission, NRG said it would demolish the current power plant and a cooling tower on the site if the new Puente Power Project is approved by the commission. Dave Read More →

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Regulators order Plains to purge Line 903 of corrosive crude

By   /  Friday, November 13th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Top Stories  /  1 Comment

Regulators have ordered Plains All American Pipeline to empty corrosive crude oil that’s been sitting in Line 903 since it was partially shut down in late May. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration issued on Nov. 13 an amendment to the original corrective action order requiring that Plains purges Read More →

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Ruptured Plains oil pipeline puts squeeze on tax receipts

By   /  Friday, November 13th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ruptured Plains oil pipeline puts squeeze on tax receipts

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