Gas

  • El Paso Electric (EPE) has commenced the commercial operation of the first two 88MW generating units at the Montana Power Station (MPS) in east El Paso, Texas, US.
  • The power was turned on last week for half of El Paso Electric's new Montana Power Station in far East El Paso County.
  • Three natural gas contracts will be signed in the coming days between the Tamar partners and private power stations, sources inform "Globes." The power stations concerned are Alon Tabor, Ramat Gabriel and the power plant due to be built in the Sorek desalination plant.
  • National Grid plc, a transmitter and distributor of gas and electricity, has selected Peterhead gas-fired power station, owned and operated by SSE, for voltage support services, between April 2016 and September 2017.
  • Mighty River Power Limited has confirmed that its gas-fired Southdown power station will close at the end of 2015, in New Zealand.
  • Saudi Arabias Acwa Power and Japans Mitsui & Co said on Monday they had won a contract from Omans government to build and operate a $630 million, 445 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant at the city of Raysut.
  • General Electric Company, or GE, has partnered with Egyptian government to supply advanced gas turbines to generate 2.6GW by summer 2015.
  • Aggreko plc, a temporary power generation company, has announced a contract win of a 95MW natural gas power project in Myanmar.
  • A new innovative system developed by Endesa enables the inspection of gas power plant turbines without having to dismantle and reassemble the plants, increasing their operational lifespan by 60 percent.
  • Mar 11, 2015 | Harry Valentine
    The nation of South Africa has long been the leading economic power of Sub-Saharan Africa. At the present day, the nation generates some 90% of its electric power from coal, including a recently built new generation clean coal power station rated at over 4,000MW of output. Some of South Africa's thermal power stations operate courtesy of advanced air-cooled condenser technology that originated in the research of Engineering Professor Kroger at Stellenbosch University, located near Cape Town. The quest to secure future electric power has led South African officials to engage in discussions with energy officials in both Congo and Ethiopia.
  • Four Years Since Fukushima

    Four Years Since Fukushima
    Mar 10, 2015 | PJ Davis

    The sad events of March 11, 2011 have indelibly marked our hearts and our planet. While the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were unprecedented, for many, nuclear fuel is still felt to be the cleanest, most efficient source of electric power.

  • Feb 26, 2015 | Kevin Clark
    In many shale plays, the composition of the "flowback" from fracking sites are a complex combination of water, extraction chemicals, soluble and insoluble gases, oil, as well as proppants (small particulates, typically sand or ceramic).
  • Feb 20, 2015 | Richard Goodwin
    Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing, represent technology developed in the 1980's, are responsible for extracting Shale Gas and Shale Oil [Unconventional Liquid Hydrocarbons] from previously non-productive shale formations about one mile below the surface.
  • Reworking Generation

    Feb 08, 2015 | Daniel Yergin

    The energy world does not stand still. It is remarkable how much has changed in the industry - and in perspectives - from just a decade ago when Energy Biz launched. It is all the more remarkable considering that major investments in electric power can have a 60-year life, or even longer.

  • Jan 27, 2015 | Wayne M. Kovach
    Live in a rural area? Enjoy the serene and pristine beauty around you? Clearly, anyone would. Do you start sweating each time that low rumble begins and your house starts to tremor? If you live within a few miles of a fracking site, that shaky ground just might become one of the charms of your cozy, country home.
  • Execs Tout Gas Utilities' Outlook
  • 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.