New England’s dependence on fuel oil for heating is putting the region in the energy crosshairs this winter, with the average heating oil price projected to hit a record $3.81 per gallon.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says it currently looks like the US winter will be slightly warmer than normal, but not nearly as warm as last winter in much of the nation. Keep reading →
Whatever the cause, weather patterns appear unusual and getting more so.
The first 6 months of 2012 were the hottest first 6 months in a calendar year in Continental US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported in early July. The widespread drought affecting major portions of the US appear to be worse in 6 decades and are likely to affect food prices. Keep reading →
Two major industry groups said today that EPA needs to lower its methane emissions estimates, which are 50% higher than indicated by a new survey of hydraulic fracturing emissions. The American Petroleum Institute and America’s Natural Gas Alliance released what they call the “most comprehensive study to date.”
The report entitled “Characterizing Pivotal Sources of Methane Emissions from Unconventional Natural Gas Production,” is a summary and analysis of survey results conducted by the URS Corporation and the LEVON Group. Keep reading →