Natural Gas Consumption

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

New government stats on falling carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electrical power generation point to a good-news story on energy and climate, one that should grab the attention of policymakers nationally and in the states. Take a look at this chart from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA): The blue-green line plots CO2 emissions from… Keep reading →

CNPC Buys Oil Company PetroKazakhstan For US$4b

China, the world’s largest energy consumer, saw its natural gas output fall 2 percent in May from the same period a year earlier, official data showed last week. Reuters said it’s the second straight month of declines as the market expects Beijing to announce an additional price cut for the fuel in the coming months to… Keep reading →

<> on March 11, 2015 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

The next winter is approaching fast in natural gas terms. While temperatures are slowly rising in the Northern Hemisphere and the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC hit peak bloom over the weekend, across the pond the EU Commission kicked off a fresh series of trilateral gas talks between Russia, the Ukraine… Keep reading →


Burner tip. Credit: Shutterstock Natural gas prices for New Yorkers last February – particularly for commercial consumers – were the highest for that month in four years.[1] But by this past November, prices were the lowest for that month since the early 2000s.[2] What’s going on? And what should you do about it? Allow me… Keep reading →

Russian Gas Supplies Through Ukraine Turned Off

The election of new governors in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island and an independent study commissioned by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources provides the impetus to resume discussions on much-needed pipeline infrastructure.  Strengthening New England’s pipeline system will help ensure that clean, affordable abundant natural gas is reliably delivered to the region’s consumers.… Keep reading →

Germany Invests In Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is methane produced from biomass that is cleaned to pipeline quality standards and blended with fossil natural gas. RNG, also known as biomethane, is carbon-neutral and chemically identical to fossil natural gas allowing it to be blended without restriction. Renewable natural gas is produced from a variety of (mostly waste) resources… Keep reading →

Obama To Deliver Major Climate Change Speech

Surging US natural gas production is increasingly bumping up against infrastructure constraints, and while billions of dollars of investment in incremental pipeline capacity has been announced, numerous challenges remain. Environmental concerns, pipeline opposition, regulatory uncertainty and financial challenges represent short-term headwinds to an industry with an optimistic long-term outlook. These are some of the findings… Keep reading →

Prices Help Drive Increase of Midwest Oil Exploration

The EIA’s latest Short-term Energy Outlook is out and US crude oil output continues to soar, while natural gas prices are expected to climb back toward the $5 per million BTU level this year, before slightly pulling back in 2015. EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski highlighted just how prolific US crude oil production has been in… Keep reading →

Cold Weather Brings On Rising Heating Costs

 A Russian natural gas supply cutoff to Ukraine due to unpaid bills in the amount of $3.51 billion – which could occur next month – would also indirectly impact the European Union. Over half of Russia’s gas exports to Europe transit the Ukraine. A recent Bloomberg article draws the conclusion that it will be extremely difficult for Europe… Keep reading →

A liquified natural gas (LNG) tanker sit

Countering the Russian incursion into Crimea, the House Energy and Power Committee is debating multiplying American LNG exports, and sending shale gas in liquid form to countries overseas, a move that consultants say will raise US electricity prices. A knock-on effect of sending more shale gas abroad is that US electricity companies that have gas-fired… Keep reading →

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