Latest U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission News

Complaints made over utility management of Hebgen Lake, dam

Jan. 06, 2022 17:43 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Summer drought followed by a Hebgen Dam component failure in late November led to complaints about how the dam’s owner managed summer water levels in Hebgen Lake and why it failed to notice a sudden reduction in water released into the Madison River this fall, potentially...

$40M penalty proposed for gas pipeline builder after spill

Jan. 04, 2022 14:38 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal regulators have proposed a $40 million fine against the builder of a multistate natural gas pipeline, the second hefty penalty sought against the company within the past year. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accused the company of repeatedly...

Spire's St. Louis area pipeline can keep operating for now

Dec. 04, 2021 15:04 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal regulators say Spire Inc. will be allowed to continue operating a natural gas pipeline in the St. Louis region until a long-term decision is made about the project's future. The 65-mile pipeline, which runs through parts of Missouri and...

Review coming of effects of Maine dams on rare salmon

Nov. 24, 2021 15:06 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators will perform an environmental review of the effects of four Maine dams on endangered salmon in a win for conservationists in the state. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the review on Tuesday, the Portland Press...

Spire exec defends email warning of possible gas outages

Nov. 10, 2021 11:28 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County Council members are seeking answers over a recent email that Spire Missouri sent to customers warning them of possible natural gas outages this winter that the company said could occur if a pipeline is shut down. Council members...