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Energy / Natural Gas

Egypt Looking to Re-Negotiate Israeli Natural Gas Deal

May 19, 2011 at 07:31 | Economywatch

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani in London on May 8 to discuss Doha’s offer to sell liquefied natural…

A Look at the Environmental Concerns Surrounding Shale Gas

May 18, 2011 at 07:48 | James Hamilton

Technological breakthroughs in methods for drilling for natural gas have opened up the possibility of vast new supplies. However, environmental concerns may turn out to be significant. Stuart Staniford…

Will Natural Gas Fuel America in the 21st Century?

May 17, 2011 at 10:05 | The Oil Drum

The Post Carbon Institute undertook this report in order to examine three widespread assumptions about the role that natural gas can and should play in our energy future: • Assumption #1:…

The Joy of Natural Gas, It's Here Aplenty

May 16, 2011 at 07:44 | Llewellyn King

Tired of high gasoline pump prices? Wondering why, with our fearsome energy hunger, all the energy seems to be in the Middle East? That was yesterday's story. Almost overnight --…

The Stocks To Benefit Most from North America's Hottest New Gas Play

May 06, 2011 at 07:48 | Keith Schaefer

Some oil fields never die. In fact, some just get better with age. Alberta's Duvernay shale may just be the best example yet.  It all has to do…

The Global Prospects for Shale Gas

Apr 18, 2011 at 09:26 | Dave Summers

I thought it worthwhile spending a post looking at the global prospects for gas shale. I am indebted to Art Berman for first bringing some of the problems to…

Is Natural Gas About to Make a Comeback

Apr 14, 2011 at 17:57 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Today’s surprise release of figures showing a shocking draw down in natural gas supplies throws a great spotlight on what has undoubtedly been the red headed step child of the…

How Natural Gas is Changing the world of Energy and Politics

Apr 11, 2011 at 09:12 | David Caploe PhD

As the world watches in horror as the Fukushima disaster continues to unfold, it forces a new look at an on-going global revolution in perhaps the least environmentally destructive fossil…

EIA Releases Worldwide Shale Gas Resource Report

Apr 08, 2011 at 08:54 | Al Fin

The US EIA has released a 350 page report (51 MB PDF Download) assessing the world shale gas resources (for 32 selected nations). While the huge US shale gas…

Natural Gas Now a Growing Alternative to Gasoline

Apr 07, 2011 at 06:45 | James Hamilton

The Denver Post reported the opening on Saturday of stations offering compressed natural gas to drivers in Grand Junction and Rifle, towns along Interstate 70 in western Colorado, making…

Even More Natural Gas on the Way

Mar 15, 2011 at 17:23 | Brian Westenhaus

Sometimes you have to wonder, how did so much energy get packed away in the earth’s crust?  Even with tens of millions of years, moving continents, a series of biological…

Chesapeake Selling off Shale Gas Assets: What Happened to Cheap and Abundant Gas?

Mar 02, 2011 at 08:22 | Kurt Cobb

Only two years ago Chesapeake Energy Corp. president Aubrey McClendon was telling us about the limitless future of natural gas in North America. It was going to free us from…

Another Massive Natural Gas Resource Becomes Available

Feb 25, 2011 at 08:00 | Brian Westenhaus

There is a huge reserve of natural gas already discovered, waiting for use and distributed worldwide.  The reserves are simply natural gas that is naturally formed with other gases, mostly…

Egypt’s Declining Oil Fields Lead to Growing Reliance on Natural Gas

Feb 18, 2011 at 09:02 | The Oil Drum

Current events in Egypt and throughout the Arab world have captivated world attention and with good reason — in 2009, Arab nations exported approximately 17 million barrels of oil and…

The Yamal-Europe Natural Gas Pipeline

Feb 14, 2011 at 07:35 | Global Intelligence Report

The 33 billion cubic meters per year (bcm/y) that Europe receives via the Yamal–Europe Pipeline is slightly over 27% of its total natural gas imports from Russia. Of that total,…

Study to Look Into the Polluting Effect of Fracking

Feb 11, 2011 at 07:48 | Andy Soos

Congress commissioned the Environmental Protection Agency to study hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", after complaints that the process pollutes water. The EPA is slated to make public initial results of the…

Shale Gas Revolution is Changing the Politics of Energy

Feb 10, 2011 at 08:04 | Business Insider

The natural gas cartel, a dream of Russia’s just a few years ago, is dead. It died when a natural gas revolution broke out and Gazprom lost.  Energy importing nations…

Don’t Count on Natural Gas to Solve US Energy Problems

Feb 09, 2011 at 07:41 | Gail Tverberg

We often hear statements suggesting that by ramping up shale gas production, the US can raise total natural gas production and solve many of its energy problems. While there is…

Natural Gas Will do More Than Renewables to Limit the World's Carbon Emissions

Feb 09, 2011 at 07:33 | Robert Rapier

The Economist just finished hosting an online debate on natural gas. The resolution was an interesting one: This house believes that natural gas will do more than renewables to…

Israel Set To Join the Rich Countries Club

Feb 08, 2011 at 07:37 | Llewellyn King

From Israel, there is good news and bad news. The good news – and it is huge – is that Israel will soon be awash in natural gas. Gas discovered…

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