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The following articles published on The New York Times web site were the result of a joint reporting project of FRONTLINE and The New York Times. Additional articles will be added as they are published.
Price Limits Extended on Power
June 18, 2001
By JEFF GERTH

Broadening efforts to rein in California's power crisis, regulators ordered that restraints on prices be applied at all hours and extended them to 10 other Western states.

Natural Gas Prices Remain High in Southern California
May 26, 2001
By LOWELL BERGMAN and JEFF GERTH

Enron, the nation's largest electricity trader, has become close enough to the Bush administration to possibly have influence on federal energy policy.

Power Trader Tied to Bush Finds Washington All Ears
May 26, 2001
By LOWELL BERGMAN and JEFF GERTH

Enron, the nation's largest electricity trader, has become close enough to the Bush administration to possibly have influence on federal energy policy.

Power Concern Offers California a Secret Deal
May 2, 2001
By JEFF GERTH and LOWELL BERGMAN

Duke Energy, a power-generating company accused of overcharging customers millions of dollars during California's year-old energy crisis, has secretly offered Gov. Gray Davis a deal that it hopes will solve its legal problems while helping to calm the state's chaotic electricity markets.

While a Utility May Be Failing, Its Owner Is Not
April 30, 2001
By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and LAURA M. HOLSON

Pacific Gas and Electric, the giant California utility, may have just made one of the largest bankruptcy filings in history, but it has been a banner year for the rest of its parent company, the PG&E Corporation.

Power Woes Raise Questions Over Control of Gas Pipelines
March 26, 2001
By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and LOWELL BERGMAN

Many industry officials question whether regulated pipeline companies are able to favor unregulated sister companies that trade natural gas and are free to maximize profits.

Critics Say U.S. Energy Agency Is Weak in Oversight of Utilities
March 23, 2001
By JEFF GERTH and JOSEPH KAHN

The FERC has largely soft-pedaled its role as the electricity industry's top cop, even though it has wide authority to keep power companies in line.



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