Warming

Survey Finds Public Support for Keystone XL, Fracking

The Obama administration’s final decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is yet to be revealed, but a significant majority of Americans favor its construction, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

April 5, 2013

AccuWeather: Cold Wave to Hit U.S. in Mid-January

So far, it looks like another mild winter is underway, but that is likely to change in a couple of weeks. A sudden warming of the stratosphere — six to 30 miles above the ground — in the North Pole is going to push cold air southward, according to AccuWeather.com.

January 7, 2013

AccuWeather: Cold Wave to Hit U.S. in Mid-January

So far, it looks like another mild winter is underway, but that is likely to change in a couple of weeks. A sudden warming of the stratosphere — six to 30 miles above the ground — in the North Pole is going to push cold air southward, according to AccuWeather.com.

January 7, 2013

Cash Strengthens Along With Isaac, But Futures Slide

Cash quotes overall averaged about 2 cents higher Monday as East and Northeast points were forecast to endure a slight warming but other areas of the country such as the Midcontinent saw nominal price changes. Futures markets seemed little fazed by the building Tropical Storm Isaac and at the close September had shed 4.9 cents to $2.653 and October had dropped 6.1 cents to $2.673. October crude oil fell 68 cents to $95.47/bbl.

August 28, 2012

El Nino to Keep East Warmer Into October, Trigger Winter Snow

An emerging El Nino event — the warming of water temperatures in the central and equatorial Pacific Ocean — will bring warmer-than-normal temperatures to the eastern United States in September and October and could keep much of the West cooler than normal, according to forecasters at Andover, MA-based Weather Services International (WSI). And that same El Nino event could bring above-normal snowfall to portions of the eastern United States during the 2012-2013 winter season, a second forecaster said.

August 27, 2012

WSI: El Nino to Keep East Warmer Into October

An emerging El Nino event — the warming of water temperatures in the central and equatorial Pacific Ocean — will bring warmer-than-normal temperatures to the eastern United States in September and October and could keep much of the West cooler than normal, according to forecasters at Andover, MA-based Weather Services International (WSI).

August 21, 2012

Most Points Fall; Northeast Still Sees Some Spikes

Warming trends due Thursday in the South along with much of the Midwest and Rockies caused enough diminution of heating load to push prices a few cents lower at a modest majority of points Wednesday. However, forecasts of windy snow showers and lows generally in the 30s kept quotes moving much higher in most of the Northeast, with several citygates again recording dollar-plus advances.

December 29, 2011

Bulls Circling the Wagons; December Falls

December natural gas fell Monday as pervasive forecasts of near-term warming prompted traders to follow the course of funds and managed accounts and market bulls were kept on the defensive. At the close December had fallen 8.7 cents to $3.696 and January had dropped 8.9 cents to $3.803. December crude oil gained $1.26 to $95.52/bbl.

November 8, 2011

Interest in Arctic Drilling On the Rise

Canadian industry interest in arctic drilling is warming up in the regulatory thaw signaled by the National Energy Board (NEB) with its December approval of the Mackenzie Gas Project (see related story), but the rigs will remain frozen out of offshore prospects until further notice.

March 14, 2011

Interest in Arctic Drilling On the Rise

Canadian industry interest in arctic drilling is warming up in the regulatory thaw signaled by the National Energy Board (NEB) with its December approval of the Mackenzie Gas Project, but the rigs will remain frozen out of offshore prospects until further notice.

March 8, 2011
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