Gas

  • The Mankato natural gas power plant will nearly double in size under a Minnesota Public Utilities Commission authorization Monday, and a solar project that could bring three large solar arrays to the Mankato area was also given a final go-ahead.
  • The Warren County Power Station, Dominion Virginia Power's newest electric generating plant, has entered commercial service, the company said Thursday.
  • GE's Two 7F.05 Gas Turbines and DLN 2.6+ Technology to Provide Enhanced Reliability to the PJM Interconnection Region, Including 13 States and Washington, D.C.
  • LS Power Group is abandoning its proposal for a natural gas power plant off Old Ferry Road just two weeks after it became public as neighborhood opposition spread to other parts of the city and a near majority of city councilors lined up against it.
  • Tucson Electric Power Co. has finalized the planned purchase of a gas-fired power plant in Gila Bend, in a key move to cut its reliance on coal.
  • 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.
  • May 06, 2014 | Devon Bass
    Texas is a large and growing producer of natural gas. The U.S. has seemly overnight become a natural gas giant and Texas is the largest producer of natural gas in the U.S. Just a decade or so ago, the country was investing billions of dollars to put in place the infrastructure and facilities to import natural gas on a massive scale.
  • Apr 30, 2014 | Steven Ferrigno
    With a resurgent Russia throwing its weight around militarily and commercially, unconventional energy could give Europe some much-needed leverage. In January 2009, households across Southeastern Europe were plunged into freezing cold.
  • 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.