Category: Natural gas

Natural gas vehicle group names UH engineer as president

The Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance has selected a University of Houston engineer as its inaugural president, as Houston prepares itself for natural gas vehicles to take off in the United States.  More »

Noble Energy delays Israel natural gas project amid export debate

Noble Energy Inc. said the development of its Leviathan project off the coast of Israel has been pushed back about a year following an “incredibly lengthy” national process to set natural gas export policy.  More »

Congressional opposition to natural gas exports seen easing

The controversy surrounding exports of U.S. natural gas hasn’t disappeared, but recent congressional votes suggest the tide may be turning on the issue, as the Energy Department authorizes more companies to sell the fossil fuel overseas.  More »

Waste company adds natural gas trucks to Houston fleet

Arizona-based Republic Services, a solid waste and recycling titan, is adding 49 state-of-the-art compressed natural gas trucks to its Houston fleet, as it phases out its older diesel-powered trucks, the company announced Thursday.  More »

Climate expert: US shale boom is bridge to future cleaner-burning fuels

A shale boom in the U.S. that’s led to lower natural gas prices and higher energy efficiency will act as a bridge to cleaner burning fuels, Carol Browner, a former Environmental Protection Agency head, said today.  More »

Texas researchers win federal grants to study methane hydrates

The Energy Department on Wednesday announced it is giving seven institutions — including two Texas universities — nearly $5 million in grants to continue research on how to unlock methane gas trapped in ice-like crystals under the sea floor and the Arctic permafrost.  More »

ConocoPhillips begins production of North Sea natural gas field

ConocoPhillips will begin producing natural gas at its Jasmine field in the North Sea, the company announced Wednesday morning.  More »

Oneok plans new North Dakota natural gas factory

An Oklahoma energy company said it will build its biggest factory yet in western North Dakota to help capture and bring to market more of the natural gas that currently is being burned off as a byproduct of soaring oil production.  More »

Texas rig snapshot: Permian, EagleFord, Granite Wash and more

There are 834 drilling rigs hunting oil and gas in Texas - 47.5 percent of U.S. rigs and 24 percent of drilling rigs worldwide, according to the latest Baker Hughes Rig Count. Most of the Texas rigs are working in five major fields.  More »

Gas exports could put nation in ‘danger zone’, trade group tells Moniz

Exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas could drive the country into “a danger zone” in which higher natural gas prices for consumers and manufacturers drag down economic growth, a trade association said in a recent letter to Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.  More »

UPS adding LNG fueling operations in Texas

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said this week that it inked a multi-year bulk fueling agreement to supply liquefied natural gas to two private UPS stations in Texas, one in Houston and one Mesquite.  More »

Economist: Exports will have moderate effect on US natural gas price

The chemical industry fears exporting liquefied natural gas will increase the price of gas it buys, but U.S. producers could start pumping a lot more natural gas if international markets opened up, and that should keep prices down, John Felmy, chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute, told Fuelfix on Tuesday.  More »