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Energy / Natural Gas

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.…

What Does the Future Hold for Natural Gas Prices?

Sep 27, 2012 at 17:38 | Brian Westenhaus

Asian demand for natural gas has risen sharply in recent years.  Prices in dollars per million BTUs, are about $13.50 in Argentina and $13.80 in Japan and South Korea, and…

Renewable Energy Must Look to Natural Gas for Guidance

Sep 27, 2012 at 17:34 | Innovation Policy Blog

Natural gas is now tied with coal as the United States’ top source of electricity. It’s a milestone that caps a historic upheaval in the energy industry. Natural gas…

Israel's Offshore Gas Reserves - Bonanza or Security Threat?

Sep 21, 2012 at 17:55 | John Daly

The Middle East, source of much of the world’s hydrocarbons, is one of the most volatile regions on earth, where energy issues impact international relations. From Iraqi oil output, still…

Shell to Build the World's First Ever Floating LNG Plant

Sep 20, 2012 at 17:43 | Charles Kennedy

For more than a decade the natural gas industry has been looking for a way to move LNG onto barges at sea in order to avoid the escalating costs of…

Don't Bet Against Shale Gas

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:38 | Al Fin

We know that Russia's Gazprom and President Putin would like for the rest of the world to forget all about fracking for shale gas -- despite the fact that Russia…

Gazprom Tilting Eastward

Sep 14, 2012 at 16:48 | Daniel J. Graeber

Russian energy company Gazprom signed a recent deal with Japan to develop a liquefied natural gas project for the Far East. Japan, already a world leader in LNG consumption, was…

Argentina's Shale Gas Dilemma

Sep 13, 2012 at 17:34 | Gary Hunt

You must admit there is a certain irony in reports out of Argentina by none other than the newly named CEO of YPF, (NYSE: YPF) Miguel Galuccio, that his company…

Natural Gas Wars: A Look at Gazprom's Underhand Tactics

Sep 06, 2012 at 17:37 | Wolf Richter

Why would France suddenly prohibit shale gas exploration? Sure, there are environmental issues with horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, the methods used to extract gas from porous shale deep underground:…

It's Official - China Embraces Oil Shale and Fracking

Sep 01, 2012 at 08:48 | John Daly

The Achilles Heel of China’s dramatic economic growth has been its reliance on imported energy, everything from oil to natural gas to coal. Quite aside from draining China’s treasury to…

Can TANAP Pipeline Unlock EU Membership for Turkey?

Aug 29, 2012 at 16:33 | John Daly

Pipelines carry political consequences. Now energy-rich Azerbaijan is dangling a massive political carrot in front of its western neighbor Turkey, as a new report asserts that Building the Trans-Anatolian…

Romania and Russia, Sparring over Energy

Aug 23, 2012 at 15:16 | John Daly

Geography has a major impact on energy issues. Pipelines and energy imports frequently have massive influence on the relations of neighboring states, none more so than those between the Russian…

Shale Growth in other Nations: How Realistic is it?

Aug 22, 2012 at 12:28 | Gary Hunt

American leadership in developing horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing used in shale oil and gas plays is spreading around the world making it possible to extract previously uneconomic oil and…

Is BHP Suffering After Buying Overpriced US Shale Gas Assets?

Aug 15, 2012 at 17:35 | The Oil Drum

Australian mining giant BHP has lost a quarter of its former market capitalization since its acquisition of US shale acreage from Petrohawk and Chesapeake last year. The company is keen…

Why Gas Producers Are Getting Crunched by the Shale Boom

Jul 25, 2012 at 15:58 | Keith Schaefer

North America's shale drilling revolution is taking a toll on natural gas producers.The reason?  The shale boom has generated a tremendous oversupply of Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) –…

The Fuel Revolution that is Changing the World - and Us

Jul 23, 2012 at 17:34 | Llewellyn King

Colourless, odourless natural gas is changing the world geopolitically and economically in ways undreamed of even five years ago.It is a giant upheaval of which President Obama is…

Nationwide Mutual Declines to Cover Fracking

Jul 20, 2012 at 17:43 | John Daly

Nationwide Mutual has become the first insurance company to decline coverage for claims related to hydraulic fracturing, a controversial energy production known as “fracking.” In a press statement “FOR…

Natural Gas is the Next Logical Step in US Energy

Jul 20, 2012 at 17:30 | Barry Stevens

The term “logical” may not be strong enough – “only” is certainly more appropriate. The story however remains the same. We are finding more reserves of natural gas, drilling more,…

A "Shocking" Shut-in Scenario for Canadian Natural Gas

Jul 17, 2012 at 17:26 | Keith Schaefer

Canada is full of natural gas. The country's gas storage market is near capacity, in fact -- much earlier than normal in the current gas injection season.

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