natural gas http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Public Comment Period Opens For Illinois 'Fracking' Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-comment-period-opens-illinois-fracking-legislation <p>The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking public feedback on the state's first-ever regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/OilandGas/Pages/Hydraulicfracturing.aspx">DNR</a> published<a href="http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume37_issue46.pdf"> proposed regulations</a> for hydraulic fracturing today, which begins a public comment period that will last until Jan. 3.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:22:37 +0000 Sarah Skiƶld-Hanlin & Associated Press 31502 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Comment Period Opens For Illinois 'Fracking' Legislation Gov. Quinn Signs New Fracking Regulations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-quinn-signs-new-fracking-regulations <P>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn <A href="http://www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=2&amp;RecNum=11278">signed legislation Monday </A>giving the state the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling.</P> <P>In a news release, Quinn says the law will "unlock the potential" for thousands of jobs in southern Illinois while protecting the environment. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:15:05 +0000 The Associated Press & The Associated Press 27474 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Quinn Signs New Fracking Regulations Lambert Upgrading Vehicle Fleet To Run On Natural Gas http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lambert-upgrading-vehicle-fleet-run-natural-gas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lambert St. Louis Airport is upgrading the way it fuels its fleet of vehicles.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday the </span>Laclede<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Group and Siemens held a groundbreaking for a new natural gas fueling station at the </span>airport<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The station will serve 160 fleet vehicles that run on compressed natural gas - a fuel that's considerably cheaper than gasoline.</p><p>Laclede Group CEO Suzanne Sitherwood says the station will also be available for the public to use.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:11:55 +0000 Chris McDaniel 27138 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lambert Upgrading Vehicle Fleet To Run On Natural Gas Ameren Illinois Seeks $50M Gas Rate Increase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-illinois-seeks-50m-gas-rate-increase <p></p><p>One of Illinois's largest natural gas providers is seeking a $50 million rate increase for its 813,000 customers.</p><p>Ameren Illinois filed the paperwork requesting the rate case with the Illinois Commerce Commission today. The company says it needs the additional revenue to recoup infrastructure investments and cover the rising costs of delivering natural gas.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:33:26 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 8703 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren Illinois Seeks $50M Gas Rate Increase Quinn vetoes synthetic gas plant legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-vetoes-synthetic-gas-plant-legislation <p><em>Will be updated further. Updated 5:06 p.m. with Associated Press story of Quinn&#39;s veto.</em></p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would have forced Illinois natural gas utilities to buy synthetic gas from a proposed plant on Chicago&#39;s South Side.</p><p>The governor vetoed the bill on Friday. It would have forced Nicor Gas and Ameren Corp. to buy synthetic natural gas from the Leucadia Corp. gasification plant for 30 years to help pay for its construction.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:50:27 +0000 Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 4298 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn vetoes synthetic gas plant legislation Ameren rate increase OK'd; watchdog group will appeal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-rate-increase-okd-watchdog-group-will-appeal <p>Illinois regulators have given Ameren Corp. permission to raise natural gas rates by about $32 million but a watchdog group says it will appeal the decision.</p><p>The Illinois Commerce Commission said Wednesday that it will allow Missouri-based Ameren to raise its natural gas rates by 1.2 percent to 5.4 percent depending where customers live. They would go up starting later this month.</p><p>The Citizens Utility Board said Thursday it will appeal the decision.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:08:23 +0000 The Associated Press 2849 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren rate increase OK'd; watchdog group will appeal Rates rising for Ameren Mo. natural gas customers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rates-rising-ameren-mo-natural-gas-customers <p>Natural gas customers of <a href="http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Pages/home.aspx">Ameren Missouri</a> soon will see their rates go up, but not by much.</p><p>The monthly bill for a typical residential customer is projected to rise by about $3.30 under a plan approved by state regulators.</p><p>The increase will take effect Feb. 1.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.psc.mo.gov/">Missouri Public Service Commission</a> said Thursday the rate agreement will generate about $5.6 million annually for Ameren Missouri. The company had requested an $11.9 million rate increase.</p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 21:27:40 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 362 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rates rising for Ameren Mo. natural gas customers