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Capturing Methane to Fuel Drilling Operations

Methane emissions from oil and gas production have become a serious issue for regulators concerned about greenhouse gasses, as well as for oil and gas producers who see lots of money going up in flames as gas flares and vents. But technology...

Posted January 29, 2015    

Impact of Falling Oil Prices on LNG

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks with Corporate Citizenship Advisor Valentina Kaman during a tour of the ExxonMobil Liquefied Natural Gas plant on May 10, 2013 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.The recent surprise drop in crude oil...

Posted January 26, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: On the Clean Energy Shift and Oil Prices

Michael Liebreich, chairman of the advisory board at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said: “The orthodox view of unlimited oil demand growth simply does not hold in a world of super-efficient engines, electric vehicles, desperate air pollution...

Posted January 18, 2015    

Environmentalists are Wrong about Port Ambrose LNG

The proposed Port Ambrose deepwater LNG terminal near New York City has been denounced by environmentalists as a dirty and dangerous export terminal in disguise. The reality is that LNG is the safest and cleanest fuel available and natural gas is...

Posted January 13, 2015    

How Dangerous is LNG?

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is often regarded as extremely dangerous and toxic with container ships called floating bombs. But is this perception accurate? The historical reality is that LNG has the best safety record of all common fuel types and is...

Posted December 26, 2014    

How Much Renewable Natural Gas Can Be Produced?

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...

Posted December 22, 2014    

Is Cellulosic Ethanol All it’s Cracked Up to Be?

The EPA has long promoted cellulosic ethanol as the future of biofuels, but technical challenges have kept production far below targets. A recent rule change allows RNG, renewable natural gas, to qualify as cellulosic biofuel even though RNG is not...

Posted December 15, 2014    

Renewable Natural Gas Helps Reduce Emissions, Policy Support Needed

Natural gas use is growing throughout the world as new drilling techniques open up vast shale and other tight resources. The result is low-cost gas flooding the market. The environmental advantages of natural gas over other fossil fuels have...

Posted December 8, 2014    

Power-to-Gas Enables Massive Energy Storage

A power-to-gas facility in Rozenburg, The Netherlands. Photo credit: Jared Anderson/Breaking EnergyPower-to-Gas (PtG) enables the natural gas pipeline network to be used for energy storage, resolving many of the integration issues that plague...

Posted December 6, 2014    

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Starting to Hit the Market

Supercritical CO2 power cycles are gaining increasing attention in the engineering world. sCO2 is an ideal working fluid for use in power generating turbines because it offers high efficiency in a compact footprint and can be matched to many...

Posted December 4, 2014    

CCS Breakthrough: sCO2 Power Cycles Offer Improved Efficiency and Integrated Carbon Capture

NET Power, a young company from Durham, NC recently announced they will construct the first of a kind natural gas fueled power generation system with zero air emissions and complete carbon capture. NET Power’s Allam Cycle technology combines oxy-...

Posted November 18, 2014    

Underground Coal Gasification Gets New Start in USA

Linc Energy recently received a research & development license for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG), the first issued in the USA in twenty years. Linc Energy is moving ahead with a demonstration phase project in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin,...

Posted November 11, 2014