natural gas

Oil & Gas Sector’s Big Role in New Energy Future

For the oil and gas industry, lowering its operational footprint is just the starting point. The industry should leverage its global infrastructure and…

West Virginia’s Largest Utility Sees Renewables — Not Coal — in its Future

West Virginia's largest utility, Appalachian Power, indicated that solar and wind power technologies will be a larger part of the Mountain State's electricity…

Report: Methane Leakage at Natural Gas Plants Much Higher Than Previously Thought

"Methane is a 34 times more potent greenhouse gas than is carbon dioxide," said Paul Shepson, a professor of analytical and atmospheric chemistry…

The March Away From Coal Continues, Unabated

The potential closure of the largest coal plant in the American West is another sign that dirty coal is on its way out…

Unlikely Partners Aim to Improve Methane Leak Detection

A curious union between an oil and gas company, an environmental NGO, and a tech startup aims to minimize fugitive methane emissions from…

ExxonMobil Talks Climate Change But Ramps Up Petrochemical Biz

ExxonMobil insists it supports the Paris climate agreement, but that doesn't mean the company plans to do any less drilling.

DOE Says ‘Hell No’ to Trump Request for Names

Donald Trump's transition team sent a list of 70-plus questions to the DOE, including a request for the names of employees and contractors…

Despite Trump’s Promise, Economics Will Hasten Coal’s Decline

As the natural gas boom continues and renewable prices fall, it's economics -- not regulation -- that nudges utilities away from coal-fired power…

RAN: Texas Rio Grande Valley Under Threat from Natural Gas

According to Rainforest Action Network, liquefied natural gas terminals proposed in southern Texas cities such as Brownsville pose a long-term threat to both…

This Small Alabama Town Highlights CSR Shortcomings in Natural Gas

Residents of a small Alabama town are still complaining of foul odors eight years after a mercaptan spill at a Mobile Gas facility.…

Global Cartels, Food Prices and Poverty: What’s a Bit of Dirt Worth to You?

After many years of speculation about what causes global food shortages, two researchers claim to have finally found the culprit. (And no, it's…

Life After Coal: Spotlight Shifts to Natural Gas Emissions

Now that natural gas has claimed the No. 1 power generation title from coal, the industry should probably brace for an increase in…

San Bruno Verdict Extinguishes PG&E’s Image as a Corporate Citizen

Although PG&E lists a long portfolio of actions on how it is a trusted community partner, the outcome of the San Bruno litigation…

Canada’s Fracking Earthquakes Move Legislatures to Act

British Columbia and Alberta are seeing a boom in earthquakes. And it's enough to pressure both governments to call for further investigation.

North Dakota’s Economic Whiplash is Not Sustainable

As oil prices plunge and fossil fuel giants shed workers, places like North Dakota are left with a case of economic whiplash that…