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Energy / Natural Gas

The Impossibility of Forecasting the Natural Gas Market

May 04, 2012 at 20:10 | Judith Curry

Let me start by admitting that the future of natural gas is especially difficult to predict. Commodity forecasting is always a pseudo-science at best. At times it seems that its…

Rickshaws Run on Compressed Natural Gas Could Help Delhi's Pollution Problem

Apr 23, 2012 at 17:11 | Green Futures

Looking to be a little greener for Earth Day? Ride in an auto rickshaw (if you happen to be in India)!These small vehicles offer a way to quickly…

Let the Azeri Gas Race Begin

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:39 | Daniel J. Graeber

The consortium behind the Shah Deniz natural gas field in Azerbaijan announced this week it was ready to move ahead with Front End Engineering and Design. That means the…

Is Cheniere Energy a Contrary Indicator for Natural Gas?

Apr 16, 2012 at 17:16 | Kurt Cobb

Some people seem to have a knack for hopping aboard a trend just before it ends. Cheniere Energy Inc., owner of the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility in…

Russia Rattled by Rising Importance of Shale Gas

Apr 13, 2012 at 16:37 | John Daly

Whilst it is exceedingly difficult to summon up much sympathy for either Russia’s state-owned natural gas monopoly Gazprom or Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin, the dynamic rise of natural gas produced…

Natural Gas is Sticky

Apr 12, 2012 at 17:23 | Daniel J. Graeber

Richard Morningstar, the U.S. envoy for Eurasian energy, spoke before a Greek delegation on the importance of a diverse, but interconnected, global energy market. Morningstar's interests lie predominately in European…

Why America's Missing Out on the Billion-Dollar Global LNG Game

Apr 08, 2012 at 09:59 | Keith Schaefer

The fast-growing Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) market is creating serious wealth around the world. So who is profiting the most right now – and who will profit most…

Elgin Gas Leak Presses London on Transparency

Apr 05, 2012 at 17:14 | Daniel J. Graeber

A looming natural gas disaster off the coast of Scotland prompted the British government to address transparency issues regarding oil and natural gas leaks in its territorial waters. Eight months…

Exploring the Witch Hunt Against Hydraulic Fracturing

Apr 02, 2012 at 17:04 | Barry Stevens

Natural gas production, from hydrocarbon rich shale formations, known as “shale gas,” is one of the most rapidly expanding trends in onshore oil and gas exploration and production today. A…

Gas Glut: Looking at the Options Available to U.S. Natural Gas

Apr 01, 2012 at 11:33 | Post Carbon

With global warming driving down the demand for natural gas as a home heating fuel and natural gas drillers producing record amounts, an oversupply situation has developed quickly. Stocks of…

Russia's Far East - Rising Energy Superpower

Mar 29, 2012 at 18:58 | John Daly

Siberia has traditionally conjured up images of fearsome cold and death, first as a place of exile under the Russian Tsars and later under the murderous regime of Lenin’s Bolsheviks.

How to Save the US Natural Gas Sector

Mar 28, 2012 at 18:26 | Gail Tverberg

US natural gas prices are at record lows–about where they were in 1976, and at the low points in the 1990s, in today’s dollars (Figure 1).

Shale Gas in Europe: Poland and Ukraine as Pioneers

Mar 18, 2012 at 09:13 | Ronald Stoeferle

The biggest and most promising European shale gas deposits are located in Poland. The EIA estimates that the Polish shale gas reserves cover more than 300 years of domestic consumption.…

Breakthrough in Fracking Wastewater Cleanup?

Mar 15, 2012 at 18:18 | TCCEA

A fortuitous laboratory accident could lead to a solution to one of the biggest problems associated with natural gas fracking. The prolific yet highly controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing involves…

A Case for a European FracFocus

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:30 | Daniel J. Graeber

Exxon Mobil's chief executive called for disclosure of so-called fracking fluid during the IHS CERA energy conference last week in Houston. Fracking has become a hot-button issue in the United…

A Golden Future for Natural Gas in the US

Mar 14, 2012 at 17:23 | Ronald Stoeferle

The combination of still sharply rising US production, a mild winter in the US, and high inventories caused the Henry Hub price to fall to its lowest level since 2002.…

Egyptian-Israeli Natural Gas Contract Casualty of Arab Spring?

Mar 13, 2012 at 18:34 | John Daly

As last year’s Arab spring has slowly roiled eastwards from Tunisia to the eastern Mediterranean, the two most concerned governments are the U.S. and Israel, that are watching their carefully…

Support for Natural Gas Vehicles Grows

Mar 13, 2012 at 17:57 | Stuart Burns

An FT article last week lauded the intent of General Electric and Chesapeake Energy to form an alliance to promote the use of natural gas as a fuel for…

U.S. Causal Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes Deepens

Mar 12, 2012 at 17:46 | John Daly

The controversial U.S. energy process of releasing natural gas from deep-seated underground reserves has increasingly moved to the forefront of the debate of U.S. energy autonomy. Advocates insist that hydraulic…

LNG: The Best Way To Play Cheap Natural Gas

Mar 12, 2012 at 17:28 | Keith Schaefer

There are 374 LNG carriers in the world.  As recently as a few years ago, roughly one-third of these vessels were laid up, or out of use. Today, every single…

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