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EXPLAINER: How Europe is trying to deal with its gas crisis

Jan. 13, 2022 11:08 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s natural gas crisis isn't letting up. Reserves are low. Prices are high. Utility customers are facing expensive bills. Major Russian supplier Gazprom isn't selling gas like it used to. It all raises the question: How exactly is Europe, which...

Black Hills Energy customers in Kansas to see rates decline

Dec. 30, 2021 15:36 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About 117,000 Kansas customers of Black Hills Energy will see their overall rates for natural gas service decline under an agreement approved Thursday by the state agency that regulates utilities. The decrease will occur even though the order from the Kansas...

Oregon OKs ‘more aggressive’ climate protection program

Dec. 16, 2021 20:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission has OK’d a new Climate Protection Plan for the state that targets a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels and natural gas by 2050. The commission’s 3-1 vote comes after years of...

Midwestern utility executive tapped to lead Santee Cooper

Dec. 16, 2021 11:06 AM EST

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A utility executive with experience overseeing Midwestern gas and electric operations will serve as the next head of South Carolina’s state-owned utility. The board of Santee Cooper approved Thursday the hiring of Jimmy Staton as the utility’s next...

Myanmar public urges gas sanctions to stop military funding

Dec. 15, 2021 20:54 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The young woman in Myanmar decided to speak out when she realized that money from the company she loved was now in the hands of the military leaders she hated. She and her parents had long worked for Total Energies, the French company that operates a...

Amid military atrocities, Myanmar public urges gas sanctions

Dec. 15, 2021 18:03 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The young woman in Myanmar decided to speak out when she realized that money from the company she loved was now in the hands of the military leaders she hated. She worked for Total Energies, the French company that operates a gas field off Myanmar’s...

No power, no home since Hurricane Ida, but big power bills

Dec. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Ida or have not had power since the late-August storm tell a newspaper the power company is still billing them for hundreds of dollars a month. Those bills could be for electricity and gas used before Ida hit...

Minnesota regulators OK rate hikes for Xcel customers

Dec. 09, 2021 18:51 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators have signed off on higher electric and natural gas prices for Xcel Energy residential customers. The state Public Service Commission issued a news release Thursday saying the utility had asked to increase electric rates by 9.4% and...

Utility sued for $50M over deadly Michigan house explosion

Dec. 06, 2021 17:56 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A $50 million lawsuit was filed against a utility company over an explosion that killed two people and damaged several homes in Flint, Michigan. The lawsuit was filed Nov. 30 in Genesee County Circuit Court on behalf of 55-year-old Lisa Rochowiak, who died eight...

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...