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North Dakota Oil, Gas Benefits ‘Resilient’ Even in Downturn, Says Study

North Dakota Oil, Gas Benefits ‘Resilient’ Even in Downturn, Says Study

Despite industry contraction in late 2014, the oil and natural gas sector has continued to be a key economic engine for North Dakota, contributing $34.25 billion in 2015, the latest full calendar year statistics show, a state university report said Tuesday.

March 8, 2017

Supreme Court Rules Against EPA’s Toxic Emissions Rule

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Obama administration’s plans to limit mercury and other toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants on the grounds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to adequately consider the costs to industry.

June 29, 2015

Shale Economics Bullish If ‘Dark Side’ Addressed, Wyoming Report Says

Continued shale gas development can be a win for consumers and the economy if industry and policymakers more aggressively address the negative externalities of the production boom, according to a University of Wyoming (UW) economic research paper to be published later this year.

February 20, 2015

Gas-Fueled CHP Adoption Seen Picking Up

Combined heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, is only about 8% of U.S. generating capacity and more widespread use, particularly of gas-fired CHP, would increase efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But understanding barriers to adoption is tricky, according to a new whitepaper.

July 3, 2014

New York Approves Plan to Repower Dunkirk Power Plant With Natural Gas

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) late last week gave regulatory approval to repower the coal-fired Dunkirk power plant with natural gas, a move that saves the plant from its scheduled mothballing while improving the reliability of the electric system and providing economic benefits to Western New York.

June 17, 2014

New England Faces Decade of Narrowing Basis

New England’s natural gas infrastructure will be increasingly under pressure from demand growth from the power sector in coming years, with 11 of 14 sub-regions expected to exceed constraint capacity levels on more than 30 days/year under the current infrastructure, according to Benjamin D’Antonio, counsel and analyst for the New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCE).

September 30, 2013

Oregon Racing Ahead to Expand CNG Vehicle Use

Aided by a new state law, NW Natural is accelerating its initiative to expand the use and fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles (NGV), and CEO Gregg Kantor, speaking on a 2Q2013 earnings conference call Wednesday, said that there is a statewide interest in developing natural gas as a transportation fuel.

August 8, 2013

PA Marcellus Shale Industry Touts ‘Natural Gas Does That’ Campaign

Reminding the public of the benefits of clean-burning natural gas derived from Pennsylvania shale development, Pennsylvania oil and gas industry organizations have rolled out a one-minute commercial video titled “Natural gas does that.”

July 1, 2013

Texans Willing to Pay, Pennsylvanians Less Sure on Shale Gas Risks

Decades of oil and gas drilling, and the jobs and benefits it provides, are engrained in Texas culture, and it’s a way of life that Pennsylvanians now are attempting to assimilate, but residents of both states continue to reconcile the advent of shale gas drilling, according to a survey of 1,600 adults.

July 1, 2013

Texans Acknowledge, Pennsylvanians Less Sure of Shale Gas Risks

Decades of oil and gas drilling, and the jobs and benefits it provides, are engrained in Texas culture, and it’s a way of life that Pennsylvanians now are attempting to assimilate, but residents of both states continue to reconcile the advent of shale gas drilling, according to a survey of 1,600 adults.

July 1, 2013
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