A property developer that purchased the former Ormet Corp. aluminum smelting plant straddling Ohio and West Virginia for conversion into a large-scale port and central service terminal for the oil and natural gas industry is now marketing the site to manufacturers and power plant developers.
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As natural gas development in U.S. shale fields continues to mature, its positive effects on domestic manufacturing are expected to escalate over the next 25 years, PwC US said Thursday.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, who has characterized natural gas as a “low-carbon bridge to a zero-carbon” future, appeared to disagree with an interviewer positing that gas was “just a bridge to more natural gas,” and reiterated the Obama administration’s commitment to an all-of-the-above energy strategy.
It has been a busy September for the natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector, led by the still-evolving timeline on a decision by Vancouver, BC-based Westport Innovations on when to end production of its venerable 15-liter NGV truck engine that has been a centerpiece of its more than a decade-long involvement in natural gas transportation. The company already is working on an up-to-date model with newer and better technology.
Ground was broken Monday for a $975 million steel steel tube manufacturing project at The Port of Caddo-Bossier in Shreveport, LA, which is in Haynesville Shale Country. Some of the plant’s output will serve the U.S. oil and gas industry in southern and Midwestern states.
Natural gas liquids (NGL) account for a significant portion of what many international organizations refer to as “oil production” from the United States, according to analysts from the Brookings Institution.
Audi AG held a topping-out ceremony recently for a new plant in Germany that will be the world’s first manufacturing facility for producing synthetic methane, or “e-gas,” along with renewable electricity. The facility is scheduled to begin operations early in 2013 and begin feeding e-gas into the local natural gas distribution network by summer.
Economic contributions from unconventional development mostly are driven by the 16 states with oil and natural gas production, but a “significant portion” comes from states with no production, according to a state-by-state analysis by IHS Inc.