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Canadian Utilities Beginning Hydrogen Energy Field Tests

Canadian Utilities Beginning Hydrogen Energy Field Tests

Canadian utilities are starting trials of green uses for a natural gas substitute, hydrogen, that has to date chiefly served the Alberta oilsands production often criticized by environmentalists. In the 2021-22 heating season, household blends of hydrogen and gas are scheduled to enter field tests in Ontario and Alberta residential fuel markets. A Quebec variation…

March 10, 2021
Problems With Rail Transport of Energy Supplies; Pipelines, Barges More Prepared

Problems With Rail Transport of Energy Supplies; Pipelines, Barges More Prepared

Although most domestically produced oil, natural gas, ethanol and natural gas liquids (NGL) are transported without incident, concerns remain over the safety of transporting energy supplies via rail, according to a report by the nonprofit National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Meanwhile, pipelines and barges appear to have more comprehensive safety systems in place.

October 12, 2017

AFPM, API Continue Disagreement Over Renewable Fuel Standard

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) continued to take divergent positions over a proposal to move the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

August 17, 2016

API Launches Campaign to Repeal or Reform Renewable Fuel Standard

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a campaign encouraging Congress to repeal or reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), on the grounds that the program is outdated and that its higher ethanol mandates will hurt American consumers.

August 11, 2016

Alternative Fuels’ Share of Transportation Pie Increases, EIA Says

Reaching their highest levels in 60 years, alternative fuels led by biomass-based fuels and natural gas last year accounted for 8.5% of the transportation fuel mix, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Monday.

May 18, 2015

Alternative Fuels’ Share of Transportation Pie Increases, EIA Says

Reaching their highest levels in 60 years, alternative fuels led by biomass-based fuels and natural gas last year accounted for 8.5% of the transportation fuel mix, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Monday.

May 18, 2015

Rail Oil Transport Draws Regulators’ Focus

Given the array of major accidents on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border during the past 12 months, the booming domestic oil/natural gas industry is keeping a close eye on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for possible revised rules for shipping crude oil by rail. Swift action last month by Canadian regulators has heightened expectations.

May 2, 2014

MIT: U.S. Should Back Expanded Shale Research

Researchers with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) say natural gas has a bright future, but they said the government needs to be more involved and industry needs to remain vigilant over potential — but so far unrealized — environmental disasters.

June 13, 2011