Gas

  • A biomass boiler could have been a good fit for the University of Maine at Farmington, if it was the only organization affected by the energy decision, according to UMF President Kathryn Foster.
  • A group of environmental advocates marked Earth Day on Tuesday by demonstrating against a plan to convert the B.L. England coal-fired electrical generation plant to gas, saying a new plant was unneeded and would be a new source of pollution.
  • SUNY Potsdam's newly opened $8 million heat and power plant can produce enough electricity to almost entirely meet the college's needs while cutting down on carbon emissions.
  • Unseen pipelines, buried beneath the ground in western Pennsylvania and New York, carry natural gas from about 6,500 wells.
  • Louisiana Electric Power Association officials broke ground Thursday on a power plant meant to bring more stable and efficient energy to Vidalia and Jonesville.
  • The West Burton Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Station and the Teesside Offshore Wind Farm were both officially opened today (April 16) by the Energy Minister Michael Fallon MP and the Chairman and CEO of EDF Group, Henri Proglio.
  • The Citizens' Utility Board sued the state Public Service Commission on Wednesday, contending that We Energies' electricity customers should not bear almost all of the costs of converting the Valley power plant in downtown Milwaukee from coal to natural gas.
  • Alliant Energy's Interstate Power and Light Co. secured the final permit on Monday from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for its proposed $700 million, 650-megawatt natural gas-fired plant in Marshalltown.
  • Apr 16, 2014 | Sarah Battaglia
    Being involved in the energy industry, we've received loads of questions regarding natural gas. It's a hot commodity right now so we understand that our readers want answers. Below you will find ten questions that have been boggling our readers' minds lately.
  • Mar 14, 2014 | Dilip James
    There is little doubt that the world urgently needs energy sources in order to survive. Till recently fossil fuels like coal and oil filled this need. Now, fossil fuel reserves have peaked and we are on the down side of a very steep slope.
  • Mar 10, 2014 | Ed Rilkoff
    I recently reviewed the latest CO2 data published by the U.S. EIA. China was the leading producer of CO2 emissions at 8,715 million tonnes in 2011, up 9.0% over the prior year. The majority of emissions in China comes from the burning of coal for electric generation used to produce about 80% of the nation's electric power.
  • Integrating with power
  • Feb 27, 2014 | Steven Ferrigno
    The shale revolution has driven down US energy bills, freed up household income and made North American businesses more competitive. Has dithering Europe already missed the boat?
  • Feb 21, 2014 | Randy Burns
    Conventional wisdom may say that natural gas is the primary fuel of electricity generation in the PJM region given the following two facts:
  • Last May, I wrote an article for EnergyPulse on shale gas as a potential game changer.  Since then, the developments in shale have taken the word 'potential' out of the equation.  Consider Siemens' recent shale gas projects.
  • Feb 14, 2014 | Davis Swan
    Having spent more than 25 years in the oil and gas industry I have seen my fair share of hydro-carbon price fluctuations. So it has not come as a complete surprise to me that the "shale gas" phenomenon has had such a dramatic impact on North American Natural Gas prices.
  • Feb 05, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    Of late every pseudo-scientific wordsmith between Lapland and the Capetown (South Africa) Navy Yard is competing for a place on what they perceive as the shale gravy train. Even the chief economic commentator of the (London) Financial Times, Mr Martin Wolf, has signed on as a supporter of that resource, even though he doesn't know the difference between gas and a hole in the ground.
  • Jan 28, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    A Wall Street Journal analysis of global data has apparently claimed that the United States (U.S.) will soon surpass Russia as the largest (combined) producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
  • Exec Sees Power Opportunities

    Gregg Kantor
    Feb 02, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Natural gas utilities are getting ready to challenge their power counterparts for business. That is the view of Gregg Kantor, NW Natural’s president and CEO. He expressed his buoyant views of the future of the gas side of the industry in a recent roundtable EnergyBiz conducted with gas utility chief executive officers.

  • Jan 17, 2014 | Gerry DeNotto
    A character in Shakespeare's As You Like It asks "..can one desire too much of a good thing?" New England is testing the quote's implicit admonition with its growing dependence on natural gas-fired power generation.