FirstEnergy seeks switch from Midwest ISO to PJM

Michael Giberson Platt’s reports: FirstEnergy will switch its Ohio electric transmission assets from the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator to the PJM Interconnection with its other transmission assets, the Akron, Ohio-based company said Friday. “Aligning all of our transmission assets with PJM will provide customers with the benefits of a more fully developed retail choice … More FirstEnergy seeks switch from Midwest ISO to PJM

Refinery outages generally have small effects on gasoline prices, GAO says

Michael Giberson A study by the Government Accountability Office has concluded that gasoline refinery outages tend to have small effects on prices.  While large scale weather events like Hurricane Katrina and Rita did result in large prices increases, such events are rare, the study said. In other findings: Typical unplanned refinery outages tended to increase … More Refinery outages generally have small effects on gasoline prices, GAO says