Category GAS

U.S. Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence

Jim Wilson/The New York Times An Apache Corporation well near Hobbs, N.M. Apache is drilling in the Permian Basin, an oil field once thought played out.More Photos » By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and ERIC LIPTON MIDLAND, Tex. — The desolate stretch of West Texas desert known as the Permian Basin is still the lonely domain of scurrying roadrunners by […]

N. Alaska May Hold 80T Cubic Feet of Shale Gas

By Katarzyna Klimasinska – Feb 24, 2012 9:51 AM MT Alaska’s North Slope. Photographer: Andrew C. Revkin/The New York Times/Redux Alaska’s North Slope shales may hold as much as 80 trillion cubic feet of gas, or more than half the highest estimate for the Marcellus formation, and as much as 2 billion barrels of oil, the U.S. […]

Energy Revolution Keeps Carbon on Top: Myhrvold

About Nathan P Myhrvold Nathan Myhrvold, the former chief strategist and chief technology officer at Microsoft, is the founder of Intellectual Ventures, a company that funds, creates and commercializes inventions. More about Nathan P Myhrvold A remarkable thing happened in Silicon Valley during the past decade. Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs set their sights on clean […]

Natural gas, renewables the long-term trend: GE

Fri, Jun 10 2011 By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) – A move to natural gas and renewable energy will be a global long-term trend, even though technology such as wind power is currently more costly than fossil fuels and nuclear, a General Electric executive said. GE is well placed to estimate relative costs as one of […]

Natural-Gas ‘Golden Age’ May Boost Use 50%: IEA

By Ben Farey – Jun 6, 2011 7:12 AM MT Natural-gas use may rise more than 50 percent by 2035 from last year to overtake coal as the second-most used fuel, theInternational Energy Agency said. While a surge in gas use will improve air quality in many cities, cut coal use and lower energy costs, climate-change targets would be […]

Agencies’ Lack of Coordination Hindered Supply of Crucial Gas, Report Says

By MATTHEW L. WALD WASHINGTON — The United States is running out of a rare gas that is crucial for detecting smuggled nuclear weapons materials because one arm of the Energy Department was selling the gas six times as fast as another arm could accumulate it, and the two sides failed to communicate for years, according to a […]

Regulation Is Lax for Water From Gas Wells

Wells for extracting natural gas, like these in Colorado, are a growing source of energy but can also pose hazards. Multimedia Natural Gas and Polluted Air Natural Gas and Polluted Air // Close Video See More Videos » Interactive Feature Extracting Natural Gas From Rock Interactive Feature Toxic Contamination From Natural Gas Wells Interactive Feature […]

City Is Looking at Sewage Treatment as a Source of Energy New York City’s sewage presents a daunting and costly challenge: it creates foul odors and often contaminates waterways.

The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn is known for its architectural design. It opened in 1967 and is the largest of the 14 plants in the city. More Photos »  Five methane gas compressors at the Newtown plant handle gas from the digestors. More Photos » But the city is now casting […]

Gas Drilling Technique Is Labeled Violation

Oil and gas service companies injected tens of millions of gallons of diesel fuel into onshore wells in more than a dozen states from 2005 to 2009, Congressional investigators have charged. Those injections appear to have violated the Safe Water Drinking Act, the investigators said in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday. […]

Hydraulic Fracturing in the Spotlight

Getty Images Interior Secretary Ken Salazar suggested Tuesday that he was mulling making gas companies more fully disclose the chemicals they use in the process known as hydraulic fracturing.   Hydraulic fracturing — that contentious part of the gas drilling process involving high-pressure injections of water, sand and chemicals deep underground — took center stage […]

A Big Bet on Natural Gas

  Business Wire A liquefied natural gas carrier arrives at an Exxon Mobil terminal off Porto Levante, Italy.   Exxon Mobil is the biggest publicly traded company in the world, but its stock price has been lagging over the last year chiefly because a lot of people wonder why it’s making such a big bet […]

Japan Will Drill for Methane Off Its Shores

Japan will attempt to tap frozen methane gas deposits off its southeast coast by drilling a series of deep-sea test wells early next year, the Guardian newspaper reported on Monday. The project will assess the commercial viability of tapping the deposits, called methane hydrates, which lie below thousands of feet of seawater and sediment. The […]