liquefied natural gas

Natural Gas Revolution and Its Implications: LNG Exports 101

April 3, 2013 by Adam James

The Shale Gale, unleashed by technological breakthroughs in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, has also led to a discussion of the United States potential to become a net-exporter of natural gas for the first time ever.[read more]

Future Energy Consumption: Natural Gas Poised To Increase In Transportation?

January 12, 2013 by Bill Squadron

The recent projections for future energy consumption from Exxon Mobil’s report, “Outlook for Energy,” and the EIA’s “Annual Energy Outlook, 2013” essentially said the same thing concerning the potential for natural gas and its derivative methanol: Natural gas use now is only about 1 percent of the total fuel used in vehicles, and by 2040...[read more]

Export Natural Gas to Accelerate Our Clean Energy Future

December 18, 2012 by Arno Harris

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Advances in drilling and fracturing underground rock (a.k.a. "fracking") have unlocked massive supplies of natural gas previously trapped deep under the United States, positioning the U.S. to become the world’s largest producer of natural gas by 2015. Ironically, this gas is now trapped within the geographic boundaries of North America...[read more]

DOE Study: LNG Exports Will Boost U.S. Economy

December 6, 2012 by Mark Green

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Big news in a just-released study conducted for the U.S. Energy Department, which finds that allowing U.S. liquid natural gas exports would help the economy – and increasingly so as LNG exports grow. NERA Economic Consulting analyzed 16 different export scenarios, incorporating different assumptions about U.S. natural gas supply and...[read more]

British Columbia Aims to Sell Cleaner LNG

February 8, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

I just ran across British Columbia's new provincial natural gas strategy, which includes a specific strategy for expanding liquefied natural gas (LNG) production as a way to mitigate global climate change. That might sound odd to those who are worried--unnecessarily--that gas might be even worse than coal, emissions-wise, but the...[read more]

LNG and the future of natural gas prices in the U.S.

February 27, 2009 by Michael Giberson

Michael Giberson Domestic U.S. production of natural gas is up. Macroeconomic factors are reducing demand for natural gas. And yet, as Fereidoon Sioshansi points out: The real surprise is that despite the declining need for imported LNG, the US may end up on the receiving end of much of the global excess production and transportation...[read more]