Category: Natural gas

Texas may need $2 billion to fix roads damaged by drilling activity

The surge of drilling in Texas has brought thousands of jobs for Texans, but it might come at the cost of public roads, officials said.  More »

Gas industry contributions to Pa. politicians down

The gas drilling industry gave less money to Pennsylvania politicians in 2011, but it spent more on lobbyists.  More »

Insurer won’t cover hydraulic fracturing exposure

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won’t cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.  More »

Deputy energy chief visits Houston, promotes energy policies

Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman promoted the wind power Production Tax Credit and new federal grants for natural gas vehicles.  More »

Cheniere gets $3.4 billion in financing for Sabine Pass terminal

The partnership now has $5.4 billion to build the first two phases of its liquefaction project.  More »

Energy, Politics and Insanity

Every four years, debates on the presidential campaign trail inevitably turn to energy policy.  Some of what is said makes sense – some of the time.  But, when the elections are over, energy policy actions always seem to go down two tracks.  One is supposed to move us toward energy independence, the march of folly.  […]  More »

Panel delves into issue of high gas prices

A group of state lawmakers delving into the issue of high gas prices is finding no easy answers for trying to provide Alaskans with some relief at the pump.  More »

Texas gets grants for natural gas vehicle research

Texas A&M and the University of Texas are getting federal grants for work to develop more consumer-friendly natural gas-powered vehicles.  More »

Little damage found from Chevron’s Brazil spill

A federal police spokesman confirms that investigators have found that offshore oil spill near a Chevron well last year caused no significant environmental damage.  More »

Can fracking pollute water? Study tries to answer

A new study being done by the Department of Energy may provide some of the first solid answers to an extremely controversial question: Can gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water?  More »

Noble sells natural gas wells in Panhandle

Noble will sell 900 wells in the Anadarko Basin, largely producing natural gas, to Unit Petroleum in a $617 million deal.  More »

Coal company files for bankruptcy

In the latest signs of coal’s decline, a Midwestern company files for bankruptcy just as coal is dethroned as the nation’s leading power producer.  More »