Category: Natural gas

Spectra plans to build $3 billion natural gas pipeline to Florida

Midstream provider Spectra Energy has agreed to a $3 billion deal with Florida Power & Light to build a new natural gas pipeline between Alabama and Florida, Spectra Energy announced Friday afternoon.  More »

Commentary: “Holy Frac, My Brakes Aren’t Working!”

Well, after posting last week’s article on celebrities and fracing, I’ve come to the conclusion that the key to getting traction with the readers of “Building Hydrocarbon Bonds” is…dropping Zooey Deschanel’s name (or maybe it was making her picture the article thumbnail).  Ironically, my article advocating for people not to pay attention only to celebrity […]  More »

Iraq to import natural gas from Iran

An Iraqi government spokesman says Baghdad has signed a deal with Iran to import natural gas for power generation, further intertwining the economies of the two Shiite-dominated countries.  More »

Natural gas prices are up 60% and still cheap

Natural gas prices were up nearly 60 percent in the first half of 2013, compared with the same period last year, but they were still too low to inspire new drilling in much of the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »

Wanted: An Honest Dialogue on Shale Gas

According to a recent estimate by the Energy Information Administration,  energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that is widely believed to contribute to global warming, have fallen 12% between 2005 and 2012 and are at their lowest level since 1994. While there is more than one factor contributing to this reduction, it has […]  More »

EPA, XTO Energy reach Pa. gas drilling settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with XTO Energy over alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a spill of gas drilling wastewater in central Pennsylvania.  More »

Nigerian lawmakers want Shell, Eni oil block award revoked

Nigeria should revoke oil rights for which Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Eni SpA (ENI) paid $1.1 billion, a parliamentary committee said, alleging that the acquisition process was “highly flawed.”  More »

Natural gas declines on forecast of heat wave’s end

Natural gas futures declined in New York for the first time in four days on speculation that moderating heat will reduce demand for the power-plant fuel.  More »

NM reaches $920K settlement with gas processor

State environment officials have reached a settlement with the operator of a natural gas processing plant in southeastern New Mexico over alleged pollution violations.  More »

Gas drillers cancel lease with Pennsylvania landowners

Two energy companies are pulling out of northeastern Pennsylvania, where a three-year moratorium on gas drilling has infuriated landowners who say it’s now cost them a windfall of more than $187 million.  More »

Shale skeptics take on Pickens as gas fuels policies

Where others see a U.S. energy revolution of cheap and abundant fuel, David Hughes sees a short-term bubble that will bring higher economic and environmental costs.  More »

New England’s love affair with natural gas cools

New England’s love affair with natural gas appears to be showing strain as the regional power grid operator voices worry about too much demand on limited supplies and a leading environmental group criticizes the fuel it once supported.  More »