natural gas economy

Did Solar Capacity Beat Natural Gas in the First Half of 2014?

September 15, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Solar Capacity and Natural Gas

Last year, solar photovoltaics and concentrating solar power were the second-largest source of new generating capacity in the U.S. That trend continued through the first half of 2014, with solar coming in behind natural gas in terms of new power plant additions. Or did it?[read more]

Russia-China Deal Will Supply Siberian Natural Gas to China's Northern, Eastern Provinces

August 22, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Russia and China and Natural Gas

China's natural gas demand has been growing as the government seeks to move away from coal in favor of cleaner fuels. According to EIA's International Energy Outlook 2013 (IEO2013) Reference case, demand will more than triple from 5.2 Tcf in 2012 to 17.5 Tcf by 2040.[read more]

National Safety Month: AGA Reminds Public About Natural Gas Safety Methods

July 4, 2014 by Lisa Dundon

Each June, the National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month (NSM), an initiative to bring attention to the importance of safety and the prevalence of accidental injury. According to the NSC, accidental injuries lead to the deaths of about 120,000 people each year.[read more]

Natural Gas Emissions vs. Unaccounted For Gas

May 8, 2014 by Dave McCurdy

Gas Measurements

The Obama Administration’s “Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions,” released at the end of March, included recognition that efforts to modernize infrastructure and enhance pipeline safety have significantly contributed to a declining trend in natural gas emissions.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day" "The E.U. Cannot Have its Cake and Eat it, Too"

May 4, 2014 by Jared Anderson

The E.U. and Energy Relations


Outgoing Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni sees the volatile standoff between Western powers and Russia over the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine as a new low point for European energy security. Italian oil and gas company Eni serves as a conduit for gas sourced from Gazprom and delivered to European customers.[read more]


Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Gas

April 21, 2014 by Schalk Cloete

Internalized Costs of Gas

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of gas. Please chip in with your opinion so that we can gather a statistically significant sample size and get a meaningful indication of the current consensus (or lack thereof).[read more]

The Absurdity of US Natural Gas Exports

April 3, 2014 by Gail Tverberg

Gas Export Absurdity

Here is a quiz for you: How much natural gas is the United States currently extracting? (a) Barely enough to meet its own needs, (b) Enough to allow lots of exports, (c) Enough to allow a bit of exports, or (d) The United States is a natural gas importer.[read more]