EPA Issues Final Response to Supreme Court Over Mercury Emissions Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday reaffirmed in a supplemental filing that the benefits of its limits on mercury emissions from U.S. power plants outweigh the costs.

April 15, 2016
NatGas Plants Used More of Their Capacity Than Coal in 2015, Says EIA

NatGas Plants Used More of Their Capacity Than Coal in 2015, Says EIA

For the first time ever, the average capacity factor of natural gas combined-cycle power plants in the United States exceeded that of coal steam plants in 2015, according to a note published Monday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

April 5, 2016

Primus Planning Small-Scale GTL Facility Using Marcellus Gas

New Jersey-based Primus Green Energy Inc. said Wednesday it plans to develop a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant for the Marcellus Shale that is slated to begin operations in 4Q2017.

March 24, 2016
NGSA: Don’t Coddle Nukes With Subsidy in Cheap NatGas Contest

NGSA: Don’t Coddle Nukes With Subsidy in Cheap NatGas Contest

Cheap natural gas is pushing New York and Massachusetts nuclear power generators to the sidelines and prompting plant closures. But helping them out with a subsidy — as New York is considering — would be an unfair intervention that would distort markets, natural gas interests said Monday.

March 16, 2016

Obama Vetoes Resolutions Aimed at Derailing Clean Power Plan

President Obama vetoed a pair of joint resolutions the Republican-controlled Congress passed in a symbolic attempt to derail the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP).

December 22, 2015

$7B Northwest Methanol Plant Developer Seeks to Slash Water Use as Permitting Sweetener

Just beginning a 12- to 18-month permitting process for its first of three proposed natural gas-based methanol plants, Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW) said Wednesday it has started the scoping period in the state environmental policy act (SEPA) process, and has addressed public concerns about water use.

December 21, 2015

California Maps Water-Energy Symbiotic Relationship

California’s thermal electric generation plants, most of them natural gas-fired, have become more efficient and drought-resilient, according to the chairman of the California Energy Commission (CEC), which introduced a new mapping technology Monday for tracking water-energy usage statewide.

July 2, 2015

U.S. Seen as Frontier For Small-Scale GTL Technology

United Kingdom-based Velocys plc views the United States as a proving ground for its nascent small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, with the country’s abundant shale natural gas expected to give the process a boost and make it the midstream sector’s next major segment.

May 15, 2015
Two NatGas-Fired Power Plants Considered For West Virginia

Two NatGas-Fired Power Plants Considered For West Virginia

New York-based Energy Solutions Consortium LLC is considering constructing two natural gas-fired power plants in Brooke County, WV, that could cost more than $1 billion.

March 5, 2015

Dynegy to Pay $6.25B for Duke, ECP Gas, Coal Plants

In separate deals involving more than 5,000 MW of natural gas-fired electric generation capacity, Houston-based Dynegy Inc. said Friday it has signed definitive agreements worth $6.25 billion to buy 21 power plants and related businesses from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners (ECP).

August 22, 2014