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Creating Useful Chemicals Out of Thin Air

November 21, 2019

Humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels is often thought of in the context of energy, but petroleum and natural…
USGS Estimates 53.8 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas Hydrate Resources in the Alaska North Slope

September 19, 2019

The Alaska North Slope contains an estimated 53.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas hydrate resources, according to…
A drone sniffs for methane leaks in the Mobile Monitoring Challenge at the test site in Colorado. Image credit: Sean Boggs/Environmental Defense Fund
Promising mobile technologies find methane leaks quickly

September 11, 2019

On trucks, drones and airplanes, 10 promising technologies for finding natural gas leaks swiftly and cheaply competed in…
Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expected

August 19, 2019

A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage…
A small number of leaky natural gas wells produce large emissions of greenhouse gases

August 5, 2019

Wells that extract natural gas from underground often leak large amounts of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, into…
Shale Natural Gas Development Impacts Recreationists

August 1, 2019

As the Trump administration opens millions of acres of once protected land and coastline for oil and natural…
Creating ways to quickly, accurately and inexpensively find natural gas leaks

June 10, 2019

As it flows through pipelines from wells to stovetops, natural gas is prone to leaking, threatening not only…
Grad-undergrad student duo pursues sustainable methane conversion methods

April 18, 2019

Two University of Virginia student researchers are seeking a better way to convert methane, the main component of…
Researchers Believe They Can Access a 100-Year Supply of Natural Gas

April 17, 2019

Fossil fuels are limited. It’s a problem we’ve dealt with for decades, resulting in new renewable technologies like…
Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration

April 17, 2019

Natural gas and biogas have become increasingly popular sources of energy throughout the world in recent years, thanks…
Puerto Rico’s LNG imports returned to pre-Hurricane Maria levels in late 2018

April 10, 2019

In 2018, Puerto Rico’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports neared 2016 annual levels, according to the recently released LNG…
Pacific Northwest sees highest daily natural gas spot prices in the U.S. since 2014

April 8, 2019

Natural gas spot prices at the Sumas trading point on the Canada-Washington border averaged $161.33 per million British…
Power sector pushed domestic U.S. natural gas consumption to new record in 2018

March 28, 2019

U.S. natural gas consumption increased by 10% in 2018, reaching a record high of 82.1 billion cubic feet per…
U.S. natural gas plant liquid production continues to hit record highs

March 25, 2019

Since 2012, when horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques became more common, U.S. production of natural gas plant…
More than 60% of electric generating capacity installed in 2018 was fueled by natural gas

March 13, 2019

Based on EIA’s December 2018 monthly electric generator inventory of utility-scale generation, 31.3 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity were added…
Increases in natural gas production from Appalachia affect natural gas flows

March 13, 2019

The 2019 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO2019) Reference case shows continued growth of natural gas production in the Mid-Atlantic and Ohio…
New U.S. power plants expected to be mostly natural gas combined-cycle and solar PV

March 13, 2019

EIA’s long-term projections show that most of the electricity generating capacity additions installed in the United States through…
U.S. natural gas processing plant capacity and throughput have increased in recent years

March 12, 2019

EIA estimates that between 2014 and 2017 natural gas processing capacity and processing throughput increased by about 5% on a…
Extreme cold in the Midwest led to high power demand and record natural gas demand

February 28, 2019

Extreme cold weather in the Midwest at the end of January led to high—but not record-setting—electricity load on…
New methanol plants expected to increase industrial natural gas use through 2020

February 26, 2019

New methanol plants under development in the United States are increasing natural gas consumption in the industrial sector.…
Natural gas-fired reciprocating engines are being deployed more to balance renewables

February 20, 2019

Reciprocating internal combustion engines, which are typically used for backup, standby, or emergency power, are now becoming increasingly…
Azerbaijan to become a more significant supplier of natural gas to Southern Europe

February 20, 2019

Azerbaijan is an important supplier of crude oil and natural gas in the Caspian Sea region, particularly to…
EIA adds new play production data to shale gas and tight oil reports

February 20, 2019

In December 2018, U.S. shale and tight plays produced about 65 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of…
Emissions from the U.S. electric power sector projected to remain mostly flat through 2050

February 15, 2019

EIA’s recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2019 projects that the U.S. electric power sector emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen…
Power blocks in natural gas-fired combined-cycle plants are getting bigger

February 15, 2019

Combined-cycle electric generating systems are combustion and steam turbines that operate in groups commonly referred to as power blocks.…
U.S. NGPL production continues to grow, driven by production in East and Southwest regions

February 6, 2019

In EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019 (AEO2019) Reference case, natural gas plant liquids (NGPL) production grows by 32% between 2018…
U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions increased in 2018 but will likely fall in 2019 and 2020

February 1, 2019

According to EIA’s recently released Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) estimates, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by 2.8% in 2018…
The United States is expected to export more energy than it imports by 2020

February 1, 2019

EIA projects that, for the first time since the 1950s, the United States will export more energy than…
Turning natural gas into carbon nanotubes cuts energy use, carbon dioxide emissions

January 31, 2019

Rice University chemical and biomolecular engineer Matteo Pasquali and his colleagues have won a $3.3 million federal grant to develop…
EIA expects relatively flat natural gas prices, continued record production through 2020

January 22, 2019

EIA’s January 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) expects several U.S. natural gas market trends from 2018 to continue into 2019…
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