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Turkmenistan’s Natural Gas Boom Sparks European Interest

Turkmenistan’s Natural Gas Boom Sparks European Interest

Turkmenistan's announcement to explore a…

Pipelines Are Limiting U.S. Natural Gas Production

Pipelines Are Limiting U.S. Natural Gas Production

Future gas supplies continue to…

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Let the Fracking Begin in Europe - Very Cautiously

Nov 23, 2012 at 12:05 | Editorial Dept

The European Parliament has rejected a proposal to ban new hydraulic fracturing operations on European Union territory, but while opportunities abound, they won’t be revolutionary just yet.Europe’s decision…

Over 3,000 Leaks Found in Study of Boston's Natural Gas Pipelines

Nov 22, 2012 at 17:15 | Futurity

The city’s aging natural-gas pipeline system is to blame, according to a new study by researchers at Boston and Duke Universities. Their findings appear this week in the journal

How Big a Role Will Shale Gas Play in America’s Energy Future?

Nov 19, 2012 at 12:32 | Stuart Burns

Some people herald it as the start of a new dawn, and others condemn it as a potential environmental disaster.I am talking of course about shale gas and…

Fracking to be Gutted in Obama's 2nd Term?

Nov 13, 2012 at 17:38 | John Daly

Well, the votes are in, and America’s first black President, Barack Hussein Obama, has handily won a second term.The U.S. energy companies, having heavily backed Obama’s opponent, former…

U.S. Shale Goes Boom, Rest of World Goes Bust

Nov 09, 2012 at 17:49 | Daniel J. Graeber

OPEC, in its World Oil Report, said there's an overall sense that developing shale oil and natural gas could start to redefine the global energy mix. In the United States,…

Warren Buffett Shines His Investment Light on Poland

Nov 07, 2012 at 17:46 | Charles Kennedy

Poland’s state-owned Grupa Lotos oil refiner is the latest to benefit from the “Buffet Effect”. Lotos received a major boost this week when investor extraordinaire Warren Buffet’s CalEnergy…

Bureaucracy could Kill the U.S. Shale Gas Industry

Nov 06, 2012 at 17:38 | Marin Katusa

On May 11, 2012, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published proposed regulations governing "Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands." BLM…

TransCanada Awarded Contract to Build $1 Billion Natural Gas Pipeline in Mexico

Nov 02, 2012 at 18:55 | Energy Digital

TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that its Mexican subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas Natural del Noroeste, has been awarded the contract to build, own and operate the El…

Flaring Increases in the US Due to Low Natural Gas Prices

Oct 24, 2012 at 17:16 | Saltanat Berdikeeva

North Dakota’s oil production from its Bakken Shale formation continues to grow, reaching 660 thousand barrels per day (bbl/d) in June 2012. With a back-to-back 5 percent rise in…

US Shale Gas Bubble is Set to Burst

Oct 24, 2012 at 17:14 | Post Carbon

For the past three or four years media sources in the U.S. trumpeted the “game-changing” new stream of natural gas coming from tight shale deposits produced with the technologies of…

Following the Natural Gas Roller Coaster Ride

Oct 23, 2012 at 17:38 | Wolf Richter

On March 14, I shredded the natural gas components of the government’s Blueprint, a document that spelled out its energy policy, because it relied on the existence of…

Clinton Thinks Azeri Gas is Important and so Should You

Oct 19, 2012 at 17:34 | Daniel J. Graeber

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said U.S. energy policies extend beyond high-profile issues like the Keystone XL pipeline and retail gasoline prices. The State Department, she said, conducts a "great…

Why Natural Gas Won’t Save the World

Oct 19, 2012 at 17:27 | Gail Tverberg

We keep hearing about the many benefits of natural gas–how burning it releases less CO2 than oil or coal, and how it burns with few impurities, so does not have…

Energy Bereft Japan goes Fracking

Oct 11, 2012 at 17:56 | John Daly

It is difficult not to feel sympathy for Japan’s current energy dilemma.In the early 1960s, hydrocarbon-deficient Japan eagerly embraced nuclear power, and the country now has 50 functioning…

Pipeline to Nowhere?

Oct 10, 2012 at 17:29 | Michael Doyle

Last week the news headlines blazed on about the proposed natural gas project in Alaska between Exxon, Conoco and Trans-Canada to build a pipeline over 800 miles long to run…

Natural Gas Vehicles: US States Aim to Sway the Market

Oct 09, 2012 at 17:31 | Charles Kennedy

As America attempts to harness the power of natural gas to its fullest—and to find a non-export-related use for plentiful supplies—there appears to be a shopping spree for natural gas…

Drowning in Natural Gas: Is the Answer Exports?

Oct 05, 2012 at 17:50 | Charles Kennedy

The US has an overabundance of natural gas and production is rising despite a reduction in the number of natural gas rigs in operation. Yet the US is only scratching…

The Shale Gas Boom: How Scared is the Kremlin?

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:45 | Charles Kennedy

Gazprom should be scared. The US has overtaken Russia as the largest producer of natural gas courtesy of the fracking revolution, the EU suddenly feels bold enough to rebel, and…

The Swing Vote That Could Switch Natural Gas Back to Coal

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:36 | Keith Schaefer

It's a big question for America's big electricity producers.Will rising natural gas prices push producers back to using coal? After all, natural gas prices are breaking…

All You Need to Know About LNG

Oct 02, 2012 at 17:25 | The Oil Drum

Liquefied natural gas is an odorless, colorless, non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-flammable form of methane. As fuels go, it's pretty cool.Actually, LNG is colder than Antarctica on winter solstice.…

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