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10 Document(s) [ Subject: Natural gas utility rates and charges ]

Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Chemical plants | Gasoline pipelines | Homeland security | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Natural gas pipelines | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Oil industry | Oil pipelines | Pipeline safety | Refineries | Terrorism |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 en27
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 214 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the dramatic increase in the price of natural gas during 2001 and the equally dramatic fall in those same prices since January 2001. Determine the reasons for such extreme volatility and evaluate efforts by state regulators to mitigate the impacts of such volatility on consumers.
2. Examine current interstate and intrastate pipeline statutes and regulations in effect in Texas. Consider special issues involved in conversion of older pipelines intended for transportation of crude oil to use for more volatile products.
3. Review production methods in the East Texas Oil Field and assess the degree to which they will result in maximum recovery of hydrocarbons from this unique reservoir. Evaluate the scientific basis for current production methods.
4. Gather information about the security of pipelines, refineries, oil and gas production facilities, and other facilities critical to processing hydrocarbons. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.
5. Actively monitor the agencies under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
Committee: House Energy
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Energy, Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Oil industry | Railroad Commission of Texas | Severance taxes |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 en27
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [34 pages  File size: 814 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the extent of the natural gas shortage and determine if there are solutions available through the state.
2. To study alternative courses of action by the state to revitalize the oil and gas industry in Texas.
3. To study the feasibility of statewide pro-rationing of natural gas.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Genetic engineering, predatory animals, energy for agriculture, soil and water conservation : interim report to the 69th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Subjects: Biotechnology industry | Electric utility rates and charges | Farming | Genetic research | Hazardous substances | Irrigation | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Ranching | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ag83s
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,422 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the potential agricultural benefits of research in the areas of biotechnology and genetic engineering. Make recommendations regarding funding for continued research in these areas. *
2. Study the effects of major predators on Texas farmers and ranchers; consider the effectiveness of predation abatement methods, including predacides and poisons, hunting, and fencing. *
3. Study the impact of current energy pricing system on agricultural users. Make recommendations regarding the regulation of natural gas sold to agricultural users and the electricity rates for cotton gin operators. *
4. Review ways to promote water conservation, to increase the availability of water for agricultural purposes, and to control soil erosion. *
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 67th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources Committee.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Automobiles | Electric utility rates and charges | Energy conservation | Energy policy | Fuel conservation | Hazardous waste | Natural disasters | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Ports | Radioactive waste | Ships and shipping | Solid waste disposal | Wind power |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 n219s
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [262 pages  File size: 9,858 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study hazardous waste and toxic waste disposal in Texas; access the risk that existing toxic waste sites pose; review current waste disposal and waste management laws, and make recommendations. *
2. Study all aspects of the regulation of the disposal of uranium mill tailings; the problem of the disposal of low-level radioactive waste and problems concerning the disposal of toxic industrial waste.
3. Study the hazards affecting the Texas coastal areas and the Gulf of Mexico, including hazards such as hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, subsidence, erosion and ground faults. *
4. Investigate ways to reduce the risk of maritime accidents, and better manage shipping in or near Texas ports. *
5. Investigate ways in which the state can encourage energy conservation and energy efficient construction practices. *
6. Study the obstacles to developing solar energy and wind energy resources, and suggest possible legal or regulatory changes which would promote the use of solar and wind energy sources.
7. Review the methods used for rate design, and the impact of rate structure on energy production and energy use.
8. Suggest ways that the state could reduce use of gasoline and other fuel for transportation. *
9. Investigate future demands of agriculture, and suggest legislative alternatives to encourage the growth of agricultural production. *
10. Analyze Texas laws' impact on small-scale hydroelectric development and recommend possible legislative action. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Bills Referred to Committee
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N219 66
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [25 pages]
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, Sixty-fifth Legislative session / Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Coal mining | Electric utility rates and charges | Natural gas prices | Natural gas utility rates and charges |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 en27
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 1,496 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct hearings on energy issues including : coal slurry pipeline projects, utility rate structures, "take-or-pay" provisions in natural gas contracts, althernative energy sources, and the use of lignite coal. *
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Interim Report - Options for Reducing Energy Bills
Library Catalog Title: Options for reducing Texas utility consumers energy bills.
Subjects: Electric utility rates and charges | Energy assistance programs | Natural gas utility rates and charges |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 c765reo
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 1,579 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the reasons for dramatic increases in energy costs and natural gas prices and consider the impact of the price increases on consumers and the economy. Review options for reducing energy bills. *
Committee: Senate Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Title: Interim Report - Energy Costs
Library Catalog Title: Final report, Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs : energy costs in Texas.
Subjects: Electric utility rates and charges | Energy assistance programs | Natural gas utility rates and charges |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 c765re
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [16 pages  File size: 637 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the reasons for dramatic increases in energy costs and natural gas prices and consider the impact of the price increases on consumers and the economy. Review options for reducing energy bills. *
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, Sixty-fifty [i.e. fifth] legislative session / Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means.
Subjects: Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Natural gas utility rates and charges | State budgets | Tax revenue |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 w368
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [70 pages  File size: 2,380 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the taxation of natural gas. Consider the effects of changes to the tax structure on the natural gas industry, consumers, the state economy and state revenues. *
2. Evaluate whether to continue the using the Omnibus Tax Clearance Fund system to allocate tax revenues. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Staff report on natural gas taxation and proposals for reducing utility charges
Library Catalog Title: [Staff report on natural gas taxation and proposals for reducing utility charges] / House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means.
Library Call Number: L1836.64 w368s
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)

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