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