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Energy / Natural Gas

Natural Gas Now a Growing Alternative to Gasoline

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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