Coal-to-gas switching in the power sector has been a “brutally efficient” driver of US natural gas demand, and until new demand sources materialize, it will keep gas trading in the $3.20-$4.20 per million Btu range, according to Macquarie Global Oil & Natural Gas Economist Vikas Dwivedi. “Gas demand so far has been led by power,” Dwivedi said during… Keep reading →
A combination of policy and market impediments to diversification of US transportation fuels has prompted the free market-focused Fuel Freedom Foundation to team up with policy-focused environmentalist and former Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope to pursue coordinated efforts to wean the US off its oil dependency. Pope and Fuel Freedom Foundation co-founder Eyal Aronoff… Keep reading →
For countries with lots of coal looking for clean alternatives to burning it, Synthesis Energy Systems has an answer: use that coal to run cars and make plastics.
That’s not only technically feasible, it’s actually being done commercially in China, Robert Rigdon, SES President and CEO, told Breaking Energy. Keep reading →
Methanol is the simplest form of alcohol and could help lower gasoline prices. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs David Sandalow recently spoke about the benefits and challenges associated with using methanol as a transportation fuel.
Methanol can be produced from a variety of feedstocks – including natural gas – which makes it much cheaper than an equivalent gallon of gasoline or diesel at current prices. However, there are technical, infrastructural and regulatory challenges to widespread distribution and consumption of methanol in the US. Keep reading →