Category: Weather

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation’s strictest.  More »

Oklahoma swamped by surge in earthquakes near fracking

There have been more earthquakes strong enough to be felt in Oklahoma this year than in all of 2013, overwhelming state officials who are trying to determine if the temblors are linked to oil and natural gas production.  More »

Fog forecaster finds loyal customers in energy companies

Meteorologist Mark Chambers devotes much of his time to hurricanes, but on a winter day far removed from storm season, another weather phenomenon piqued his interest: fog.  More »

Rising utility costs lingering after winter’s chill fades

U.S. consumers got a glimpse of rising future utility bills during the winter as coal- and nuclear-plant shutdowns boosted reliance on natural gas.  More »

Ohio’s earthquake average since 2010 has risen

The rise coincides with an average increase in tremblors nationally and to an increase in oil-and-gas drilling and deep injection activity in eastern Ohio.  More »

A Turbulent Winter For Jet Fuel

2014 thus far has been more turbulent than usual for the US crude complex, as wickedly wintry weather has shaken up both supply and demand for the products like a snow globe (probably a bad turn of phrase). Just as gasoline demand has hit the brakes and heating oil demand has been simmering, the jet […]  More »

Hedge funds boost diesel bets with supply at decade low

Hedge funds are the most bullish on diesel in almost five months as the coldest January in 20 years boosted demand and cut U.S. supply to the lowest in a decade.  More »

Oil flat as Fed offsets heating oil supply drop

The price of crude rose nearly 2 percent.  More »

Home heating bills to rise up to 5 percent

Rising natural gas prices will boost home heating bills for Houston area residents by up to 5 percent in February, according to data from CenterPoint Energy.  More »

Natural gas breaks $5 mark on winter demand

Natural gas prices moved past $5 per million British thermal units on Friday, reaching a level not seen in years amid a winter chill that has pushed up demand for the fuel.  More »

Texans shaken by quakes demand halt on injection wells (video)

Residents of a North Texas town that has been shaken by a rash of earthquakes descended on a meeting of state regulators Tuesday and called for a moratorium on nearby injection wells.  More »

Bullish gasoline bets slump as cold blast chills demand

Hedge funds reduced bullish bets on gasoline by the most since June as stockpiles surged to an 11-month high before a cold blast that probably will curb demand in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.  More »
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