Monthly Archives: January 2012

DP&L’s Tips to Stay Safe During Winter Storms

DAYTON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Now that the Miami Valley has had its first real blast of winter with more on the way, Dayton Power and Light (DPL) has several winter weather precautions residents can take to be prepared. While DPL works all year to strengthen the electrical delivery system, Mother Nature can still cause outages. The most damaging winter weather is freezing rain and high winds, which can take down trees and power lines. In any emergency, safety should always be the …  More »

Update: Gulf of Mexico recovery boosts Schlumberger profit surge

Schlumberger, a top oilfield service provider, announced fourth-quarter profits rose 36 percent as oil companies increased production and exploration worldwide in offshore fields and in shale plays.  More »

Deepwater GoM gas pipeline to be built

Williams Partners and DCP Midstream Partners plan to expand the Discovery natural gas gathering pipeline in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Nexxus Lighting’s Array® LED R30 Light Bulbs Gain Full ENERGY STAR® Qualification

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Nexxus Lighting, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEXS) today announced that it has completed the final round of lumen maintenance testing for its ENERGY STAR qualified Array R30 3000K Flood and 3000K Accent LED light bulbs….  More »

Dems Push “Reasonable Profits Board” to Control Corporate Prices

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and five other House Democrats proposed this week that the government establish a “Reasonable Profits Board”—an advisory committee with the power to directly control profits of a huge sector of the U.S. economy: our oil and gas industry. But there’s nothing reasonable about it. This proposal is another example of […]  More »

Polycase® Offers New Options for NEMA 4X Plastic Enclosures

AVON, Ohio, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Offering choices for both indoor and outdoor applications, the Polycase NEMA 4X rated WA, WC and WP Series of waterproof electronic enclosures are now available in 13 sizes. Ranging from 2.2 x 2.5 inches to 14….  More »

Steffy: Enough exaggerations to fill miles of pipelines

The greatest spill threat from the Keystone XL wasn’t oil, it was hyperbole.  More »

Lawmakers seek to undo pipeline denial

Congressional supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are exploring legislation that might circumvent the Obama administration’s denial of a permit for the project by letting Congress or an independent federal agency approve it.  More »

Houston gas prices predicted to hit new high by Memorial Day

Gas prices have been steadily going up in Houston since the New Year, but according to, the gasoline peak is still months away for drivers.  More »

Polymer Group, Inc. Announces Expiration of Exchange Offer for its 7.75% Senior Secured Notes Due 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan.20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Polymer Group, Inc. announced the completion of its offer to exchange all of its outstanding 7.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2019 (the “Outstanding Notes”) for an equal principal amount of its 7.75% Senior Secured Notes due…  More »

Matthews, Shafer Appointed Senior Vice Presidents of We Energies

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –We Energies announced today that Charles Matthews has been appointed senior vice president – Wholesale Energy and Fuels, and Joan Shafer has been appointed senior vice president – Customer Services. (Photo:…  More »

ECOtality Appoints Kevin Cameron to Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today Kevin Cameron has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective January 17, 2012. Mr. C…  More »

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company to Acquire Illinois Wind Project from Invenergy

DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company announced its agreement to acquire the 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II wind project (“Bishop Hill II”) from Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”). This project, which currently…  More »

Judge pares down fees for attorneys in BP case

A federal judge has ruled that people pursuing their Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims against BP outside of federal court do not have to pay fees to hundreds of lawyers working on behalf of about 120,000 claimants fighting the oil giant in court.  More »

EPA seeks experts to review Wyo. pollution study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominees for a peer review panel that will be asked to take a close look at an EPA draft report that theorizes a link between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater pollution in a Wyoming gas field.  More »