PG&E Adapts Space-Age Technology to NatGas Pipeline Safety Efforts

In an attempt to reverse negative perceptions surrounding its natural gas transmission/distribution pipeline system, San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) plans to integrate technology advancements into its ongoing efforts to upgrade its network.

January 8, 2015

WPX Energy: Pennsylvania Water Wells Not Fouled by Drilling

WPX Energy Inc. said it has determined through isotopic testing that four contaminated drinking water wells in Susquehanna County, PA, were fouled by naturally occurring methane and not by Marcellus Shale drilling.

May 11, 2012

Unconventional Shale Gas, Oil to Expand Rapidly, Says IEA

More than one-third of the global increase in natural gas production by 2035 will come from unconventional shale gas, coalbed methane and tight gas, according to the World Energy Outlook 2010 (WEO-2010), which was issued by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Tuesday.

November 12, 2010

Smart Meters Pass California Test, But Not PG&E

An independent investigation concluded Thursday that advanced meters deployed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) meet industry standards for accuracy. However, the utility still has not regained the confidence of some customers. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will be reviewing PG&E’s effort to re-double its consumer education and information programs on the new meters.

September 7, 2010

Natural Gas Not Best Source of Hydrogen’s Expansion as Energy Source

Everyone from President George W. Bush on down who is touting a hydrogen-based energy future is undecided about how it will be accomplished, but natural gas is always part of the equation, and that may have to change, according to an ExxonMobil official.

May 4, 2004