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Gas Said Not the Only Thing Nipping at Coal

Switching from coal- to gas-fired power generation has been more modest than many market watchers believe due to a variety of factors that distort the picture; however, in the years ahead, gas will continue to gain share in the power generation market as more gas-fired plants are built, according to an analysis by FBR Capital Markets.

March 26, 2012

Gas Not the Only Thing Nipping at Coal, Analysts Say

Switching from coal- to gas-fired power generation has been more modest than many market watchers believe due to a variety of factors that distort the picture; however, in the years ahead, gas will continue to gain share in the power generation market as more gas-fired plants are built, according to an analysis by FBR Capital Markets.

March 20, 2012

Many Sectors Blooming in Low Gas Price Environment

North America’s natural gas prices, now at their lowest level in 10 years, may not be helping explorers, but positive impacts are being felt across a variety of industries inside and outside the energy sector, according to an analysis by Moody’s Investors Service.

March 5, 2012

Many Sectors Blooming in Low Gas Price Environment

North America’s natural gas prices, now at their lowest level in 10 years, may not be helping explorers but positive impacts are being felt across a variety of industries inside and outside the energy sector, according to an analysis by Moody’s Investors Service.

March 2, 2012

Revised Weather Outlook Lifts Cash and Futures

Both cash and futures advanced Monday as cash traders reacted to a variety of factors ranging from somewhat cooler weather to nuclear outages. Futures advanced primarily on short-covering and revised weather forecasts, but traders are skeptical the gains will last. At the close March had gained 5.1 cents to $2.550 and April had risen 6.1 cents to $2.738. March crude oil fell 93 cents to $96.91/bbl.

February 7, 2012

Spectra Announces Marcellus Projects as Delay Threatens Another

In Appalachia, gas from the Marcellus Shale is pushing out in all directions. Producer demand for takeaway capacity is great, prompting Spectra to announce this week its Northeast Expansion Transmission (NEXT) project to serve markets in Eastern Canada and its Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project to meet New England demand with gas from Pennsylvania.

January 20, 2012

Research Finds CNG Vehicles Most Sustainable

In the heart of biofuel country, an engineering professor’s research has identified compressed natural gas (CNG) as the most sustainable among a variety of alternative auto transportation fuels. The findings were summarized in an obscure academic journal article earlier this year that has drawn little interest from the gas industry or alternative transportation sector.

November 28, 2011

Iowa State Research: CNG Vehicles Most Sustainable

In the heart of biofuel country, an engineering professor’s research has identified compressed natural gas (CNG) as the most sustainable among a variety of alternative auto transportation fuels. The findings were summarized in an obscure academic journal article earlier this year that has drawn little interest from the gas industry or alternative transportation sector.

November 28, 2011

Poll Finds Pennsylvanians Split on Fracking

Pennsylvanians are narrowly split on whether the benefits of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) are worth the potential risks, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics (MCAP) at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA.

October 13, 2011

New York’s Southern Marcellus Acreage Enticing But…

New York appears more likely to lift the de facto natural gas drilling moratorium in parts of the state’s Marcellus Shale, but for a variety of reasons — not the least of which is hesitation by operators to commit capital — determining how much of an impact the prospective acreage may have on U.S. gas markets leads to more questions than answers, according to research by Goldman Sachs & Co.

July 18, 2011