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A natural gas drilling site in the Barnett Shale. (AP file photo/Donna McWilliam)

Exxon Mobil predicts surge in electricity from nuclear & natural gas at the expense of coal

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Natural gas and nuclear power could help meet a surging demand for electricity across the globe over the next three decades as growing environmental concerns and costs start to price coal out of the market, Exxon Mobil predicted today.
Cheniere Energy Partners' LNG import terminal on the Louisiana side of Sabine Pass. (Photo: Cheniere Energy)

Manufacturers pushing hard against LNG exports

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Manufacturers terrified that rising natural gas prices threaten their bottom line are stepping up pressure on the Obama administration to limit exports of the fossil fuel in the wake of a study that said selling more overseas would broadly benefit the United States.
A crew works on a Marcellus Shale drilling rig to produce natural gas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Natural gas will remain below $4 in 2013, S&P forecasts

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With natural gas production continuing to rise, the commodity price will stagnate or decline next year, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services projection.

Australian Woodside in the Eastern Mediterranean: Throwing a Wrench in an Already Topsy Turvy Region

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On December 2, Noble Energy, the Houston company that has played a vital role in drilling and confirming massive deep-water natural gas deposits (the largest in recent memory) in Israeli and Cypriot waters, announced a 30 percent sale of the Leviathan field to Australia’s Woodside.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. drills a series of wells on a pad on a Weld County farm near Mead, Colo. in the northeastern part of the state. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Natural gas production rises, despite falling prices

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The number of rigs active in natural gas regions has fallen by more than half over the year. But the county produced 5 percent more natural gas during the first nine months of the year, compared to the same period in 2011.
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Trimac Transportation driver Robert Williams used the liquified natural gas lane to fill his truck at the Flying J truck stop on I-10 East in Baytown Thursday Aug. 23, 2012.(Dave Rossman/For the Chronicle)

Chesapeake pushes gas conversion kits for trucks

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Chesapeake Energy Corp’s aggressive efforts to get more vehicles to use natural gas continued this week as the company announced a conversion kit to allow long-haul trucks to run on the resource.
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A liquefied natural gas tanker arrives in Houston in 2008, shortly after the Freeport LNG terminal began operations. (Steve Campbell / Houston Chronicle)

Pangea seeks approval for natural gas export plant in Texas

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Pangea LNG Holdings is seeking to build a plant in south Texas that would liquefy natural gas and sell it overseas, joining a flurry of firms asking the government for approval to export the fossil fuel.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Coal power plants to lose up to a quarter of capacity by 2035

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Stiffer environmental regulations and the falling price of natural gas could cause the nation to lose between 15 percent and 24 percent of coal power generation by 2035, according to a GAO forecast.
Categories: Coal, Electricity
Trimac Transportation driver Robert Williams used the liquified natural gas lane to fill his truck at the Flying J truck stop on I-10 East in Baytown Thursday Aug. 23, 2012.(Dave Rossman/For the Chronicle)

Natural gas advocates push CNG as cheaper fuel for trucking fleets

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A detailed formula developed by the Drive Natural Gas Initiative calculates that a fleet of small delivery trucks would cost $72,543 each over their lifetime running on diesel, compared to $50,072 on compressed natural gas.
The LNG carrier, a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas, is towed into port. (Lex Van Lieshout, Getty Images)

Top senators push for natural gas exports

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The United States stands to get a big political and economic boost by allowing exports of liquefied natural gas to Japan and other countries, top senators said Wednesday.