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Posted By: Robert Graber , Thomas Retson
On: October 2, 2013
A probabilistic comparison of the investment risks of nuclear power and natural gas-based electricity generating plants has been carried out using a total-lifecycle power plant model. Although the cost of the gas plant (with carbon tax) is found to be slightly cheaper, that choice of fuel carries a far greater  more...
Posted By: Brian S. Heslin - Charlotte, N.C.-Based Member, Moore & Van Allen
On: September 27, 2013
During the first two quarters of this year we have seen substantial activity at the national and regional levels focused on the interdependency of the natural gas and electric industries.  The increasing interdependence of these energy resources stems from the proliferation of electricity generators that are fueled by natural gas  more...
Posted By: Brian S. Heslin - Charlotte, N.C.-Based Member, Moore & Van Allen
On: September 6, 2013
Will the SEC Lighten the Load Following a Federal Court's Vacatur of Its Rule Requiring Oil & Natural Gas Companies to Publicly Disclose Payments to the U.S. & Foreign Governments?The Dodd-Frank Act has significantly affected the energy industry, with the ultimate implications of the Act's reforms remaining to be seen.  more...
Posted By: Vince W. Marshall, CEM, MBA - Lead Engineer, Cherokee Energy Management & Construction
On: August 26, 2013
In the fall of 2012, we dodged a bullet here in Hampton Roads, Virginia; the full force of Hurricane Sandy passed about 350 miles east of us. Installations to the North were not as fortunate. The impact of this storm reminded me of Homestead Air Force Base after Hurricane Andrew  more...
Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: August 13, 2013
Today, as has been the case for the last few years, natural gas appears to be the most important topic in energy economics, and to a certain extent the most dynamic. As a result, I hope to begin the next academic year with a very long lecture that will provide  more...
Posted By: James A. Kent , Kevin Preister
On: July 31, 2013
From alternatives to hydraulic fracturing, the current energy activity on several global fronts represents a new development classification. The term, "surging industries" is being used because of the speed at which these new activities are developing and the new challenges they are generating. Yet, many of these new energy projects  more...
Posted By: Devon Bass - Managing Partner, Vault Energy Solutions, LLC
On: June 27, 2013
The U.S. is producing more natural gas than we can use. Many energy companies are now seeking permission to export the nation’s new found bounty to other countries. The revolution in drilling technology that has made fracking a household word has changed the American energy policy discussion. Just a few  more...
Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: June 20, 2013
Let me put it as follows: shale gas will likely turn out to be a valuable resource for many countries, but on the basis of present evidence, not as valuable as sometimes believed. For instance, China, Poland and France also possess large deposits of this resource, but as far as  more...
Posted By: Jessica Kennedy - Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists
On: June 7, 2013
The natural gas boom in the US due to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has provided the country with a cleaner burning, inexpensive fuel source that has lowered energy bills for industrial facilities and homeowners alike. The fracking process is still a hot topic of controversy wherever it is used to extract  more...
Posted By: Mark Bridgers - Principal, Continuum Capital
On: June 3, 2013
Co-Author: Nate Scott Abstract The transformation potential of shale oil and gas to the American energy, manufacturing, chemical, and pipeline industries is nothing short of revolutionary. As part of this revolution, the U.S. can form a competitive advantage versus other global economies lasting for the next generation. if government leaders  more...

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