July 9, 1989 |
Why is Mike Sullivan, the governor of Wyoming, so worried about California's smog? Doesn't he have his own problems back home? Indeed he does, notably a weak economy. One way to fix that is to help clean up California's air--by shipping Wyoming natural gas out here to burn in place of dirtier oil.
March 21, 1989 |
California would save nearly $21 billion in energy costs over the next 45 years by tapping into the natural gas reserves of Alberta, Canada, and Wyoming, the California Energy Commission said Monday. In a report that becomes part of a hot debate over California's long-term natural gas supplies, the commission endorsed the construction of pipelines to bring gas from both regions and lessen California's dependence on the natural gas fields of the southwestern United States.
February 1, 1990 |
Talks aimed at bringing clean-burning natural gas to Los Angeles from Wyoming collapsed Wednesday, leaving the city's Department of Water and Power facing what it called "a real crisis" in its ability to meet new air-quality goals. A letter of intent providing for exclusive gas-supply negotiations between the department and Kern River Gas Transmission Co. expired without an agreement after about seven months of talks, said DWP general manager Norman E. Nichols.
July 22, 1989 |
The race to build a natural gas pipeline to California heated up Friday when Southern California Gas Co. announced an agreement to buy gas from the Altamont pipeline project, which would bring gas from Canada to Wyoming. At the same time, the Kern River Gas Transmission Co., which is proposing its own pipeline from Wyoming to California, said it had agreed to transport Altamont's gas on the final leg of its journey south.
January 12, 1989 |
The first in a series of hotly disputed natural-gas pipelines to California won federal approval Wednesday, touching off a scramble to line up enough customers to justify building the $665-million project. A 1,000-mile line that oil and gas giant Coastal Corp. proposes to build from Wyoming to the oil fields near Bakersfield was granted a permit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Coastal said.