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GE's New Gas Turbines Are State of the Art, But Are We Getting Too Cozy With the Fuel?

April 9, 2015 by Jared Anderson
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GE, Turbines, and Fuel

The first natural gas-fired turbine for US power generation and one of today’s state-of-the-art designs currently live on GE’s massive 413-acre Greenville, South Carolina campus. The fact that both machines convert natural gas into electricity is pretty much where the similarities end.[read more]

EPA: Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production Fell 35% Since 2007

March 2, 2015 by Steve Everley
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Natural Gas and Methane Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s latest draft Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows methane emissions from natural gas production have fallen substantially, a decline that supports recent research finding low leakage rates in major shale basins.[read more]

Fly-By: What the Latest Aerial Study of Methane Emissions Tells Us

February 28, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange
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Methane Emissions Study

In the summer of 2013, researchers aboard a four-engine P-3 Orion aircraft – a variant of the plane used to track submarines – flew over three of the nation’s biggest shale gas regions, taking measurements that would allow them to estimate the amount of methane leaking from the production fields below.[read more]

Natural Gas Inventory Exceeds Five-Year Average for First Time Since November 2013

February 27, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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Natural Gas Inventories

Working natural gas in storage has surpassed five-year average levels for the first time in more than a year. At 2,157 billion cubic feet (Bcf) as of February 13, stocks are 58 Bcf greater than the five-year average. Cold weather may result in high stock withdrawals, which could push stocks below their five-year average.[read more]

Did the US Kill OPEC?

"Did the US kill OPEC?" This is the question that New York Times' Eduardo Porter recently asked, referencing the Breakthrough Institute’s research, which found that 35 years of public-private investments led to the technologies that allow for the cheap extraction of natural gas and oil from shale.[read more]

Why Hydraulic Fracturing is Not Necessarily Contaminating Water or Using More Water Per Unit of Oil Production

November 19, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Usage

The 2014 US Midterm Elections significantly altered the balance of power in the US Congress. This, however, has not been the only big result from Election Night 2014. Voters in some communities in California, Ohio, and perhaps most surprisingly in Texas, chose to enact bans on fracking.[read more]

As US Gulf Coast Gains Oil Pricing Power Will New Benchmarks Emerge?

November 13, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Oil Price Benchmarks

Record setting oil production growth in the United States is altering physical oil flows, flipping supply-demand fundamentals and leaving market observers searching for tools that can provide insight into these new price formation elements.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Natural Gas is Often Described as a Bridge Fuel. How Long Should that Bridge Be?'

November 6, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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Bridge Fuels and the Future of Energy

A new report released by the Canadian Pembina Institute and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions looks at British Columbia’s (B.C.) liquefied natural gas (LNG) strategy to serve the lucrative Asian gas market through the prism of global climate change in a carbon-constrained world.[read more]

Innovation Needed for Gas to Bridge to Somewhere

October 20, 2014 by Alex Trembath
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Natural Gas and the Future of Energy

A new research letter in Nature concludes that natural gas will not “discernibly reduce fossil fuel CO2 emissions.” The paper models a scenario in which the US shale gas revolution is scaled globally. While natural gas displaces higher-carbon coal-fired power, zero-carbon power like nuclear and solar are also displaced.[read more]

Future Energy Fellows post

Making the Boom Bigger: Opportunities Abound for the Oil & Gas Industry to Address Environmental Challenges with Practical Innovation

October 1, 2014 by Alexander Goodman

Environmental Risk Management

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in the United States has created an extraordinary economic opportunity in the nation’s energy sector while it has at the same time has posed a nearly unprecedented amount of environmental concern.[read more]

Musings on the Second Great Recovery Experiment and the Promise of Natural Gas: Interview with Ron Muhlenkamp

August 30, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Recovery and Energy Investment

Ron Muhlenkamp is the founder and portfolio manager of Muhlenkamp & Co. Inc., established in 1977 to manage private accounts for individuals and institutions. In 1988, the company launched a no-load mutual fund as an investment vehicle for all investors, large or small.[read more]

Fracking's War on Coal

Coal's share of electricity generation went from over 50 percent in 2005 to less than 40 percent today. While global coal continues to rise, the US is at present leaving much of our coal in the ground. Meanwhile, estimates of recoverable natural gas reserves in the United States have nearly doubled.[read more]

IEA's Roadmap for Low-Carbon Electrification in a "Golden Age" of Gas

June 9, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Last month the International Energy Agency released its latest Energy Technology Perspectives, a technology roadmap extending out to mid-century, with a major focus on the increasing electrification of global energy against a backdrop of climate change.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'They Now Have a More Expensive Product and More Carbon'

May 17, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Carbon and Expense

Statoil’s CEO Helge Lund gave keynote remarks to the audience at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy Spring Conference last week. He also engaged in some Q&A about how Europe looks at the US unconventional production boom predominantly fueled by shale gas and oil development.[read more]

How to Exploit the Coming Natural Gas Export Explosion: Interview with Frank Curzio

May 14, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Frank Curzio is the editor of Small Stock Specialist, an investment advisory that focuses on stocks with market caps of less than $3 billion. He is also the editor of Stansberry & Associates' exclusive Phase 1 Investor advisory. Before joining Stansberry, Frank wrote a newsletter for TheStreet.com.[read more]