NEW YORK Oct 30 (Reuters) – At least 7.3 million homes and
businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Tuesday
after Hurricane Sandy tore down power lines, flooded networks
and sparked an explosion at a Consolidated Edison
substation on Manhattan’s East River.
Almost a quarter of New York City homes were without power
13 hours after Sandy roared ashore with hurricane strength
winds, felling trees and bringing a dangerous tidal surge that
has paralyzed the transport system in the United States’ biggest
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York power company Consolidated Edison Inc ED.N said on Monday that it had shut off power to part of Lower Manhattan to protect electrical equipment and to allow for quicker restoration after Hurricane Sandy passes.
The company said in a release it cut service to two areas. The first is bounded by Frankfort Street to the north; William Street to the west; Wall Street to the south; and the East River. The second area is bounded by Broadway to the west; Wall Street to the north; and the southern tip of Manhattan.
NEW YORK Oct 29 (Reuters) – Consolidated Edison Inc,
the New York City power provider, warned customers in lower
Manhattan it may shut down power on Monday evening as Hurricane
Sandy barrels toward the East Coast.
Blackouts could affect streets as far north as 36th Street,
the company said in a release, though would likely be limited to
those avenues closest to the East and Hudson rivers. The central
avenues are not expected to be affected.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Consolidated Edison Inc, the New York City power provider, warned customers in lower Manhattan it may shut down power on Monday evening as Hurricane Sandy barrels toward the East Coast.
Blackouts could affect streets as far north as 34th Street, in line with the Empire State building, a Con Edison spokesman said, though would likely be limited to those avenues closest to the East and Hudson rivers. The central avenues are not expected to be affected.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – In other energy-rich countries, a decision to knock back a major foreign investment would likely provoke cries of resource nationalism and raise questions about prospects for oil and gas production growth.
Canada’s surprise move last week to block Malaysian state-run oil firm Petronas’ $5.2 billion bid for Calgary-based Progress Energy has spooked some investors, and raised concerns that Chinese state firm CNOOC’s $15.2 billion bid for Calgary-based Nexen may also be rejected.
NEW YORK Oct 23 (Reuters) – Commodity trading house Noble’s
global head of oil trading Olav Refvik, dubbed the “King of New
York Harbor” for his skill in playing the U.S. fuel market, has
stepped aside from his role, industry sources said on Tuesday.
Refvik, who joined Noble Americas two years ago after nearly
two decades at Morgan Stanley, will retain an advisory
role at the Connecticut-based commodities trading arm of the
Hong Kong group, according to industry website SparkSpread,
which first reported the news on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Imports of diesel and heating
oil into the East Coast of the United States have fallen to the
lowest level since records began eight years ago, prompting
concerns about the state of fuel supplies ahead of the coldest
Figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on
Wednesday showed distillate imports averaged 49,000 barrels per
day over the past four weeks, well below the norm for the time
NEW YORK/HOUSTON (Reuters) – Oil major BP Plc has secured U.S. government permission to ship U.S. crude oil to Canada, and Royal Dutch Shell has applied for an export license, as rising production in the world’s top oil consumer upends global energy flows.
A surge in output from shale oil reserves in the Bakken of North Dakota and Eagle Ford of Texas has raised U.S. domestic production to the highest level since 1995, light, sweet crude that could fetch better prices on international markets. The United States still imports more than 8 million barrels per day, making it the world’s biggest importer.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fuel price shocks that had Californians gasping at record high pump prices over $5 a gallon may next hit heating oil users in New York, where depleted supplies and new green regulations could push bills up sharply this winter.
New state environmental regulations require heating oil users in New York to fill the furnaces with the same diesel used by trucks and other motor vehicles.
(Reuters) – A Federal court in Iowa on Wednesday formally accepted the guilty plea of Russell Wasendorf Sr., the chief executive of brokerage Peregrine Financial Group charged with bilking customers of more than $100 million in a 20-year fraud.
Chief judge Linda Reade accepted the guilty plea to four charges including lying to regulators, embezzlement and mail fraud, according to court papers. Wasendorf entered the plea in Cedar Rapids, Iowa last month.