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United States

Eileen O'Grady

Texas regulators not aware of potential CFTC manipulation probe

Jun 25 2014

HOUSTON, June 25 Texas electric regulators are not aware of any investigation of trading activity in the state's $30 billion wholesale market by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, an agency spokesman said on Wednesday.

Higher U.S. natgas price needed to boost shale growth -economist

Jun 20 2014

HOUSTON, June 20 The prospect of cheap natural gas prices fueling an industrial renaissance in the United States is at odds with the needs of gas producers, an energy economist said this week.

Boone Pickens says falling natgas rig count will hurt U.S. output

Jun 16 2014

HOUSTON, June 16 Energy investor T. Boone Pickens questioned on Monday whether U.S. natural gas production can continue its robust growth with just 300 drilling rigs working to find gas.

U.S. carbon plan to lift natgas demand - just don't ask how much

Jun 03 2014

HOUSTON, June 3 There is no question that landmark U.S. measures to slash carbon emissions from power plants over the next 15 years will boost demand for natural gas, an abundant, cleaner-burning alternative to coal.

Columbia Gas urges pipeline customers to pick up restocking pace

May 09 2014

HOUSTON, May 9 The operator one of the largest natural gas pipeline systems in the United States is urging customers to accelerate the pace of rebuilding stocks to ensure sufficient supply to meet heating demand next winter.

Energy Future's revamp may put new Oncor owners under microscope

May 05 2014

HOUSTON, May 5 The bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings (EFH) may lead to much tougher scrutiny of any potential owners of the conglomerate's staid but important Oncor power transmission unit.

Southern Co delays advanced coal plant to 2015 amid rising costs

Apr 29 2014

HOUSTON, April 29 Southern Co will take a $235 million charge in the first quarter and delay the startup of its $5.5 billion coal-gasification power plant in Kemper County, Mississippi, the company said in a filing with regulators on Tuesday.

'Verbal altercation' may have led to Fort Hood rampage: Army

Apr 05 2014

FORT HOOD, Texas The suspected gunman at Fort Hood in Texas argued heatedly with fellow soldiers before going on a shooting spree that left three dead and 16 injured at the expansive U.S. Army base, a military investigator said on Friday. | Video

'Verbal altercation' may have led to Fort Hood rampage - Army

Apr 04 2014

FORT HOOD, Texas The suspected gunman at Fort Hood in Texas argued heatedly with fellow soldiers before going on a shooting spree that left three dead and 16 injured at the expansive U.S. Army base, a military investigator said on Friday.

'Verbal altercation' may have led to Fort Hood rampage: Army

Apr 04 2014

FORT HOOD, Texas The suspected gunman at Fort Hood in Texas argued heatedly with fellow soldiers before going on a shooting spree that left three dead and 16 injured at the expansive U.S. Army base, a military investigator said on Friday. | Video

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