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Natural Gas Storage Capacity Up 2% in 2013 Led by West, Salt Capacity in Producing Region

March 7, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Natural Gas Storage

U.S. natural gas storage capacity grew 2% in 2013, according to a report just released by EIA, led by strong gains in salt-based storage in the traditional Producing region as well as in nonsalt storage fields in the West. In contrast, there was almost no growth in storage capacity in the East.[read more]

Climate Change: Historic Drought Projected to Persist, Worsened by Thin Western Snowpack

February 24, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Without repeated, significant bouts of heavy snow and rain in the remaining days of winter, a large part of the country will face serious water supply shortages this spring and summer, when temperatures are hotter and average precipitation is normally low.[read more]