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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 29, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Resign, Craddick and Christian. Regulators misled about winter storm and failed to prevent another Nine months ago, Wayne Christian was standing in his dark house, wearing three layers of coats to keep...

Girl, 4, woman, 55, killed in Michigan house explosion

Nov. 23, 2021 18:12 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A 55-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl died in an explosion and fire that destroyed three homes in Michigan, damaged several others and sent debris falling onto a neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday. Three houses on Flint's west side were...

Montanans should expect higher heating costs this winter

Nov. 17, 2021 15:35 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana residents should expect to shell out more money to heat their homes this winter due to an increase in energy costs, the Montana Public Service Commission said Wednesday, but there's also additional aid this year for low-income residents. ...

Entergy Mississippi to increase renewable energy sources

Nov. 10, 2021 14:31 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One of the largest electricity providers in Mississippi said Wednesday that it intends to shut down some aging natural gas power generating plants over the next five years and expand its use of renewable energy sources such as solar power. Entergy...

Natural gas pipeline route chosen in South Carolina

Nov. 10, 2021 09:02 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A natural gas company has chosen a route for a high-pressure pipeline in South Carolina after months of deliberations. The Greenville News reports that Piedmont Natural Gas said the route along state Highway 290 is the choice after gathering...

California's PUC OKs boosting storage at infamous gas field

Nov. 04, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators voted Thursday to increase the capacity of a Los Angeles-area natural gas storage field where a 2015 blowout caused the nation’s largest-ever methane leak and forced thousands from their homes. The California Public Utilities...

Utility eyes earlier shutdown of Lake Michigan power plant

Oct. 29, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana utility company is looking to shutter a coal-fired power plant along Lake Michigan two years earlier than planned. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. said it now plans to retire its electricity generating plant in Michigan...

Natural gas explosion destroys Rathdrum home, injures 2

Oct. 29, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

RATHRDRUM, Idaho (AP) — Two people were injured after a northern Idaho home exploded following a natural gas leak. Tyler Drechsel, fire marshal with the Northern Lakes Fire Protection District, said crews responded to a natural gas leak at the home in Rathdrum about...

Europe gas prices drop on Putin's order to fill EU storages

Oct. 28, 2021 06:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — European gas prices dropped Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the country's major natural gas company to pump more gas into EU storages. Europe's gas prices have soared in recent weeks amid strong demand in Asia driven by the...

Senate aims bill at preventing all-electric building codes

Oct. 27, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would bar municipalities in the nation’s No. 2 natural gas state from adopting building codes that prohibit gas hookups or otherwise restricting utility service based on the energy source. ...