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Federal Government uses UPLAN model to examine price volatility in ERCOT

LCG, October 11, 2022--The U.S. Energy Information Administration, or EIA, released its latest supplement to the Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) in the Texas market, assessing various possible scenarios using LCG’s UPLAN NPM model, with a special focus on the effects on wholesale power prices and market conditions.

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Michigan Governor Supports Reopening Palisades Nuclear Facility

LCG, September 16, 2022--The Governor of Michigan last week sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in support of Holtec International’s application for a federal grant under the Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) program to save the Palisades Nuclear Facility in Southwest Michigan. The federal grant could result in restarting the baseload, carbon-free, nuclear power plant.

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UK's BG to Buy Enron India Oil and Gas Assets

LCG, Oct. 3, 2001--British natural gas producer BG Plc said this morning it had agreed to buy Enron Corp.'s oil and gas assets off India's west coast for $388 million to complement its Indian interests in gas distribution and liquefied natural gas.

Enron's Dabhol Power Co. is not part of the deal, though Dabhol's 2,184 megawatt power plant is fueled by LNG obtained under a long-term agreement from Qatar.

Enron Oil and Gas India Limited has a 30 percent interest in the Tapti and Panna Mukta fields north west of Bombay, and a 62.4 percent interest in the CB-OS/1 exploration license off the state of Gujarat. The Enron unit is operator of the concessions under agreements with its joint venture partners.

In addition to regulatory approvals, the sale of Enron's assets would require confirmation that Enron Oil and Gas India would continue as operator of the fields under BG's ownership. However, the state-run drilling company ONGC, which has a 40 percent stake in Tapti and Panna Mukta, has indicated it wants to take over operation of the fields.

On learning of Enron's interest in selling its interests in the fields, ONGC expressed interest in boosting its ownership to 70 percent.

BG has LNG import facilities under development in western India. David McManus, the company's executive vice president with responsibility for India, said yesterday "What this additional gas will do is create the marketplace in advance of LNG imports coming in behind it and in fact will fill the supply deficit that currently exists."

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