Tag: natural gas

News and Policies, State

Will Prior Decisions On Natural Gas Pipelines Come Back To Haunt The Governors Of New York And Pennsylvania?

November 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two Northeast Governors face reckonings over decisions made by their administrations on natural gas pipelines. These decisions could not have been more different, but the fallout from pipeline politics now threatens both of them. In Pennsylvania, word recently leaked out […]

News and Policies, State

A Texas-Sized Gas-for-Electricity Swap

November 22, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

What would happen if you converted all the single-family homes in Texas from natural gas to electric heating? According to a paper from Pecan Street, an Austin-based energy research organization, the transition would reduce climate-warming pollution, save Texas households up […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

With Coal In Decline, The U.S. Could Also Get Cut Out Of The Global Natural Gas Market. China And India May Be Key

November 5, 2019

Via: Forbes

The prognosis for the U.S. coal sector may not be positive. But the outlook for natural gas is encouraging. It is not just a dim domestic picture for coal but also a bleak one for its overseas’ sales. Both China […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Huge Battery Investments Drop Energy-Storage Costs Faster Than Expected, Threatening Natural Gas

October 29, 2019

Via: Forbes

The global energy transition is happening faster than the models predicted, according to a report released today by the Rocky Mountain Institute, thanks to massive investments in the advanced-battery technology ecosystem. Previous and planned investments total $150 billion through 2023, […]

Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Natural Gas And Renewables Will Rule America’s Electricity Future

October 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

As much as wind and solar are increasing, natural gas is increasing more. And gas will continue to grow faster than all other energy sources in the United States for some time. Over the past fifteen years, coal has decreased […]

Energy Consumption, World

The World’s Largest Natural Gas Users And US LNG

October 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

Natural gas has become the go-to fuel globally to lower CO2 emissions and backup wind and solar, power sources that are naturally intermittent. The best modeling agencies confirm that gas demand increases under any practical energy policy scenario No wonder: […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

New Natural Gas Advocacy Group Hopes To Fill Void Once Occupied By Producers

October 2, 2019

Via: Forbes

A new non-profit advocacy group is planning to weigh in on behalf of U.S. natural gas, and many are wondering why natural gas producers are not doing that for themselves. The spokesman for the new group calling itself The Empowerment […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Gas, renewables and CCS must work together to secure a rapid energy transition, DNV GL reports

September 18, 2019

Via: Energy Global

DNV GL’s 2019 Energy Transition Outlook provides an independent forecast of developments in the world energy mix to 2050. By this time, gas will account for nearly 30% of the global energy supply, providing the world with a base of […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

New Permian Gas Pipelines Will Reduce Flaring, But What About Prices?

September 9, 2019

Via: Forbes

The NYMEX Henry Hub price for natural gas has firmed up in recent weeks, rising over the $2.50/Mmbtu mark in early September 9 trading thanks to the ongoing heat wave in Texas and other states where natural gas provides a […]

Energy Economics

Trump says he’s unwilling to risk US energy wealth for windmill ‘dreams’

August 28, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump said he was not willing to sacrifice the abundant fossil energy wealth of the U.S. on “dreams” such as renewable power. “We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world,” Trump said Monday in France. “I’m not […]

News and Policies, World

Will the U.S And The European Union Get Sucked Into the Russian-Ukrainian Natural Gas Conflict?

August 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

The internal conflicts now occurring inside the United States are diverting attention away from a pesky problem — Russia’s belligerence toward Ukraine and how it is using its leverage to squeeze financially its former ally. The two countries have been […]

News and Policies, State

Can New York Keep The Lights On While Ignoring Gas From The Marcellus Shale?

July 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two neighboring northeast states, each with immense amounts of Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits, will provide the test case on how we use energy in the next decade. Pennsylvania, home to the lion’s share of the Marcellus heritage, welcomed the […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

As Cities Begin Banning Natural Gas, States Must Embrace Building Electrification Via Smart Policy

July 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

Berkeley, California became the first American city to ban natural gas infrastructure in new buildings last week after PG&E, the second-largest U.S. utility and notably both a gas and electric utility, publicly supported the move. But Berkeley isn’t alone—it’s leading […]

News and Policies, State

Massachusetts mayor says access to cheap gas not worth the cost to climate

July 9, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

A Massachusetts mayor is siding with safety and environmental groups in a pipeline debate that’s pitting climate fears against local economic concerns. Holyoke, Massachusetts’ municipal utility has halted new natural gas hookups because it can’t meet growing demand under existing […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Natural Gas beat coal in the US. Will renewables and storage beat gas?

July 8, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

In April 2019, in the heart of coal country, Indiana regulators rejected a proposal by its electric and gas utility, Vectren, to replace baseload coal plants with a new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were […]