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CEMA Golf Outing returns to Shuttle Meadow May 19
CEMA
Shuttle Meadow Country Club is one of our state's most venerable golf courses. It was founded in 1899 and the course itself was built in 1916 by Willie Parks, Jr. in the style of traditional Scottish courses and was the first of over two dozen courses he designed for America. The great Bobby Jones even remarked that the 14th hole of Shuttle Meadow was one of the prettiest holes he had ever played. In fact last month, Golf Week Magazine recognized Shuttle Meadow as one of America's top classic golf courses (ones built before 1960).
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Abnormal market disruption declared in Connecticut
CEMA
The Office of the Attorney General recently notified CEMA that Connecticut is in an "abnormal market disruption." This notice states that an abnormal market disruption was triggered on April 22, 2014. It is amazing how Connecticut can be in an abnormal market disruption while the rest of the world is experiencing the very same NORMAL markets that we are. Since there is no real way to understand why we are so different, we will just try to explain how the law works and what it means to you. Welcome to the Energy Market Twilight Zone — otherwise known as Connecticut!
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Yankee Gas brings out the big guns to New Canaan
CEMA
In yet another presentation in a seemingly endless series of dog and pony shows by Yankee Gas in New Canaan, which commenced with an October meeting before the town's utility commission attended by CEMA and CEMA members, the utility brought parent company Northeast Utilities to the tiny town struggling to convert to gas.
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CEMA DOT/OSHA required training seminars — Spring schedule
CEMA
Our last two Hazmat certification seminars will be held May 21 and 22. For those who missed them, we will run them again in the Fall, along with the full upgrade to Operations from Awareness. CEMA combines into one offering both OSHA and DOT required training that satisfy federal regulations 49 CFR 172.504 and 29 CFR 1910-120. All Hazmat drivers are required to demonstrate proof of Hazmat training, annually for OSHA and every three years for DOT.
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Save the Date: CEMA Annual Meeting and the Southern New England Energy Conference — Sept. 22-23
CEMA
CEMA will hold its Annual Meeting in conjunction with the MA and RI associations as part of the Southern New England Energy Conference. We return to Newport, Rhode Island, where we held a very successful and well-attended meeting in 2007. So save the dates, Mon-Tue, Sept. 22-23 and stay tuned for more information.
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SPCC expansion
PMAA
The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly proposed a rule April 21 that would bring under federal jurisdiction all tributaries of streams, lakes, ponds and impoundments as well as wetlands that affect the chemical, physical and biological integrity of larger, navigable downstream waters. The agencies are accepting comment on the proposed rule until July 21, 2014. PMAA will file comments opposing the proposal.
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FDA plans to regulate e-cigarettes
PMAA
The FDA recently announced that it plans to regulate the three billion dollar market for e-cigarettes as well as cigars to limit sales to minors, ban free samples, and require nicotine addiction warnings as well as ingredient lists. The public comment period will be open for 75 days. If the current proposal is finalized, it is likely to be heavily litigated because e-cigarettes have no tobacco content.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Plan to put watchdog's lawyers under administration's energy department cut from proposal
The Hartford Courant
One state lawmaker recently said a proposal to move legal staff from the ratepayer-funded Office of Consumer Counsel, an independent consumer watchdog, to the regulatory office under the Malloy administration's energy department, has been cut from a bill under development. Bob Duff, co-chair of the legislature's energy and technology committee, said the proposal would not be included when the bill if finally made public.
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Energy: Speculators' natural gas wagers rewarded with late rally
Bloomberg
Speculators' decision to raise bullish bets on U.S. natural gas was rewarded with a rally to the highest price since February. Their net-long position across four natural-gas contracts rose 1.9 percent in the seven days ended April 15. Two days later, prices advanced the most in two months after a government report showed a second week of below-average U.S. stockpile gains, bolstering concern about tightening supply.
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Keno lives
The Connecticut Mirror
Over the past month it appeared that anti-gambling advocates were going to be successful repealing legislation that allows for Keno to be sold in Connecticut. With a slowly improving revenue picture, dwindling public support for the game and a pronouncement form the Governor that he would sign a Keno repeal bill if it reached his desk, it appeared that game was dead for 2014.

Although no one in legislative leadership or at the Governor's office is taking responsibility for the push to keep Keno, it appears that it may be implemented this year. Several media outlets are reporting that Keno is still alive and is a part of the revenues that the legislature is relying on for the budget.

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Signs point to lower prices for oil, higher prices for natural gas
American Energy Coalition
Oil prices could be coming down, and natural gas prices could be rising. That is the conclusion of a recent article on energy prices featured on SeekingAlpha.com. The article examines trends in U.S. fuel storage and finds that an oversupply of oil is developing, while natural gas supplies could come up short this year. Natural gas in storage in the U.S. in mid-April was at 50 percent below last year's mid-April storage, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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Top Democratic lawmaker: Malloy rebate plan may have to be reduced
The Connecticut Mirror
One of the top Democrats in the Senate recently conceded that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's rebate program might need to be scaled back if disappointing tax revenue projections don't improve soon. But given that Malloy's rebate proposal involved a modest $55 per person, Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, said reducing the number of taxpayers receiving a check might make more sense than lowering the rebate amount.
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FDA wants to regulate e-cigarettes, state still plans legislative action
CTNewsJunkie
The Food and Drug Administration recently proposed to regulate electronic cigarettes. The move would fill a gap in the agency's oversight which this year has inspired state and federal legislation from Connecticut policymakers. Electronic nicotine delivery systems are not currently regulated by the government and there are no rules prohibiting the sale of the products to children. However, the FDA has announced plans to extend its authority over traditional cigarette products to their electronic counterparts.
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DGA challenges Connecticut's campaign finance restrictions
The Connecticut Mirror
The Democratic Governors Association, which expects to heavily advertise this fall to support the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, recently filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of how Connecticut regulates independent campaign expenditures.
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Oil rebounds from a two-week low to end near $102
MarketWatch
Oil futures recently climbed, with prices settling near $102 a barrel as support from continued tensions in Ukraine outweighed pressure from hefty U.S. crude supplies. Meanwhile, after initially holding their gains, natural-gas prices ended lower in the wake of a U.S. government report showing a build in weekly stockpiles that was slightly more than expected.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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