Plants

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
NatGas Shouldn’t Be Power Generators’ Only Friend, IHS Says

NatGas Shouldn’t Be Power Generators’ Only Friend, IHS Says

Natural gas is cheap today, but over-reliance on the clean-burning fuel down the road could empty consumer pockets with high and unpredictable electricity bills, consultancy IHS warns in a new study on U.S. power supply diversity.

July 25, 2014
Coal Plant Retirements to Accelerate, EIA Says

Coal Plant Retirements to Accelerate, EIA Says

Last year's projections for coal-fired power generation plant retirements are already old news, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The numbers are ramping up rapidly, and relatively low natural gas prices play a role, along with stepped-up emissions rules.

March 20, 2014

PUC Questions Closing Plants Instead of Switching to Natgas

Two coal-fired power plants owned by FirstEnergy in southwestern Pennsylvania are scheduled to be closed on Wednesday.

October 8, 2013

PUC Asks Why Closing Plants Didn’t Make Natgas Switch

As FirstEnergy Corp. prepares to deactivate two coal-fired power plants in southwestern Pennsylvania, the heart of the Marcellus Shale, the commissioner of the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) is asking lawmakers and company officials why more consideration wasn’t given to switching the plants’ source fuel to natural gas.

October 8, 2013

Flexible NatGas Generation Said Key to California Utility Changes

Natural gas prices and flexible gas-fired power generation are two keys to California’s attempt to deal with the impact of more renewable-based and decentralized power supplies, according to the CEOs of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) and Southern California Edison Co. (SCE).

October 3, 2013
Those ‘Other Tcfs’ from Shale Eclipsing Dry Gas Growth

Those ‘Other Tcfs’ from Shale Eclipsing Dry Gas Growth

The benefits of shale gas are undeniable, but those “other Tcfs” — natural gas liquids (NGL) — are transforming the global marketplace and provide tremendous opportunities for the U.S. marketplace, an executive with MarkWest Energy Partners LP said in Philadelphia this week.

September 27, 2013
Gas-Fired Power Generation Down 14% Compared to 2012

Gas-Fired Power Generation Down 14% Compared to 2012

Total natural gas used for power generation in the United States was down 14% between January and July 2013 compared with the same seven month period in 2012, due primarily to higher gas prices relative to coal prices this year, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

September 26, 2013