Gas

  • Wisconsin Public Service, or WPS, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, has filed a request with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, or PSCW, for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, or, CPCN, to build a 400MW natural gas-fired, combined cycle generating unit at the site of WPS's Fox Energy Center near Wrightstown, Wisconsin.
  • Execs Tout Gas Utilities' Outlook
  • General Electric, or GE, has received an order from the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, to supply two 7HA.02 gas turbine generators for the new combined-cycle Allen plant.
  • TIC-The Industrial Company (TIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, was recently awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a groundbreaking power plant for the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA), Oklahoma’s state-owned electric utility.
  • Reworking Generation
  • 11 Interviews You May have Missed in 2014

    10 Interviews You May have Missed in 2014
    Dec 30, 2014 | PJ Davis

    Unique and increasing demands from customers, regulation and technology are forcing utilities to flex in unprecedented ways. The resulting effects of these changes have real impact on the entire energy industry. In 2014, Energy Central mapped the industry's ebb and flow in a number of candid interviews with top utility CEOs and influencers.

  • Dec 23, 2014 | Douglas Canter
    The federal agency that regulates the interstate transportation of natural gas by pipeline from places of production to its local distribution in homes and businesses has proposed a new facility modernization policy.
  • Dec 22, 2014 | Brigham McCown
    Not a single national infrastructure project under consideration today will do more to advance North American energy independence than Keystone XL. If energy independence is in the national interest, than Keystone XL deserves to be approved.
  • The Challenge of Infrastructure Investment

    Dec 07, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    The gas industry is investing in upgrading its network and working to find new ways to pay for the upgrades. That is a key focus of executives, says Scott Prochazka, CenterPoint Energy chief executive officer.

  • Oct 28, 2014 | Camilo Patrignani
    When Mexico reformed its energy markets to attract foreign investment, analysts focused bullish outlooks on natural gas and petroleum. And without a doubt, the country will attract billions in new fossil fuel projects.
  • Aug 22, 2014 | Wayne M. Kovach
    Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was banned in New York state in 2008 to study its effects on the environment. Since then, there have been numerous debates on whether or not fracking would be beneficial for the state.
  • Aug 15, 2014 | Wayne M. Kovach
    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a hot topic. There has never been a middle ground on the technology; people are either for it or against it.
  • Aug 01, 2014 | Wayne M. Kovach
    You're not likely to hear this at the neighborhood bar, and beer and wine makers are aiming to keep it that way. The rise in fracking operations worldwide in recent years has sounded alarms in the beer and wine making industries, as business owners are fearful of what fracking chemicals could do to their water supply. Their concern is centered on what would happen to their companies if toxic chemicals are released into the groundwater. With most energy companies holding their cards close to their vest and not divulging trade secrets, their fear is substantiated.
  • Jul 18, 2014 | Kirk Edelman
    When we talk about solutions for our nation’s energy needs, the conversation is often framed as an either/or choice between generation from renewable sources and from fossil fuels. Based on my experience investing in global energy projects, I believe that we need both. While it’s important to build a system that uses renewables as much as possible to ensure sustainability and environmental responsibility, there are two challenges posed by renewables that are oftentimes overlooked.
  • Jul 11, 2014 | Francisco Szekely
    With evidence of climate change becoming clearer than ever, European countries should think carefully before allowing fracking in their territory. Although hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — offers the benefits of abundant supplies of unconventional oil and gas and lower carbon emissions than other combustibles such as oil and gas, it is not a sustainable solution due to its large environmental costs and its potential contribution to climate change. Moreover, the short-term economic promises fracking it offers are also taking our sense of urgency away from transitioning to more renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar power.
  • Building on a Busy Year

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    Jun 08, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

     

     

    Entergy is sharpening its business strategy to manage risk and grow the business, says Leo Denault, chairman and chief executive officer. He recently talked with EnergyBiz, and his edited comments follow.  

  • Jun 05, 2014 | Randy Burns
    Last fall I wrote an article regarding liquefied natural gas (LNG) and its impact on the U.S. energy picture. Although no new significant developments have transpired since the article was written, LNG continues to dominate news headlines because its potential to impact natural gas prices is profound.
  • Jun 04, 2014 | Wayne M. Kovach
    Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a highly controversial subject. Those in favor of it would argue that its gains, namely cleaner and cheaper energy (as opposed to coal), certainly outweigh the risks. Those opposed would argue that more investments in fossil fuel sources only hurt our environment more and push back advancements in renewable energy technology. While that debate will likely continue, the hope for some middle ground lies with "green fracking."
  • May 15, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    A Wall Street Journal analysis of global data has apparently resulted in the claim that the United States (U.S.) will soon surpass Russia as the largest (combined) producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
  • May 08, 2014 | Richard Goodwin
    The application of horizontal drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing to extract shale gas and liquid hydrocarbons is directly responsible for development of these unconventional energy and chemical resources.