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Posted By: Christopher Russell - Principal, Energy Pathfinder Management Consulting, LLC
On: May 23, 2013
The business news media has been buzzing recently with the apparent reversal of America's energy fortunes. Advanced drilling and extraction techniques are boosting domestic fossil fuel production. A Citigroup forecast boldly predicts that within five years, the U.S. will need only Canadian imports to satisfy domestic oil and gas consumption.  more...
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia - Copywriter, NRG Business
On: May 6, 2013
Natural gas has been a valuable source of energy for hundreds of years, but over the last decade or so, the use of this resource has intensified.  In its early stages, natural gas was mainly used for street lights and powering a small number of homes.  After improving technology and  more...
Posted By: Kirk Edelman - Global Chief Executive Officer Energy Finance, Siemens Financial Services, Inc.
On: May 6, 2013
Pick up a newspaper, turn on the radio or tune into the nightly news broadcast and you're bound to hear a reference to shale gas and its impact on the shifting global energy map.  “The United States is enjoying an energy bonanza thanks to shale gas, making it a magnet  more...
Posted By: Kristopher Settle
On: February 11, 2013
Soot is defined as the particulate matter released by the burning of fossil fuels, mainly coal. It is often a black substance that is deemed harmful because the dark particles cause warming by absorbing heat in the air, it will also enhance melting when they darken snow and ice on  more...
Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: October 18, 2012
Not long ago I read an article on the site OilPrice.Com in which the author claimed that President Barack Obama lied when he stated that there was a shortage of oil onshore or in the waters around the United States (U.S.). Before continuing, let me state that I do not  more...
Posted By: Karol Mazur
On: October 3, 2012
Since 2007, when vast amounts of shale gas in the United States have been tapped, US natural gas production has significantly grown by 20% causing sharp fall in Henry Hub's natural gas spot price. Consequently, this turned industry's attention to profitability of shale gas extraction. In the middle of this  more...
Posted By: Ferdinand E. Banks
On: August 9, 2012
"The Truth About Oil" is the title of a long and fairly useful article that was published in the April 9 (2012) issue of Time. I think that I can -- and in reality often have -- done a lot better, but the author of that article (Brian Walsh) has  more...
Posted By: Roger Arnold - Owner, Silverthorn Engineering
On: August 7, 2012
Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a surprisingly controversial topic. Coal interests and climate change deniers insist, predictably, that it is unnecessary and would create an intolerable drag on the economy. But CCS is also opposed by some militant environmentalists. Their position is that CCS would be a band-aid to  more...
Posted By: Roger Arnold - Owner, Silverthorn Engineering
On: July 31, 2012
In part 1, we looked at the likely impact of the recent EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. We also looked at some of the technology options for carbon capture from new coal-fired plants, and how they might affect the cost of compliance. Now we need  more...
Posted By: Roger Arnold - Owner, Silverthorn Engineering
On: July 24, 2012
The EPA recently issued a plan that would impose limits on emission of greenhouse gases from new power plants. The proposed limit for CO2 is 1000 pounds per megawatt-hour (MWh) -- a value easily met by natural gas power plants but impossible for traditional coal-fired plants without carbon capture and  more...

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