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Native American Groups Sue to Stop Solar Projects

February 28th, 2011

BLYTHE, CA (AP) – Native Americans are clashing with the federal government over plans to fast-track approval and construction of massive solar energy projects that the Indians fear will harm sacred and culturally significant sites in Western deserts. Recent lawsuits by two native groups pose a threat to half dozen proposed solar developments that the Obama […]

Oil Companies Warn of Costly Delays From Government Shutdown

February 28th, 2011

WASHINGTON (Down Jones) – Oil and gas company executives are warning of costly delays and disruptions if a budget stalemate forces government offices to shut down. With funds for the federal government set to expire March 4, Congress is wrangling over a new budget plan. If they fail to reach agreement by next Friday, federal […]

Energy Prices and Middle East Turmoil

February 23rd, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Antigovernment demonstrations are expanding in North Africa and the Middle East after the resignation of President Mubarak in Egypt. Libya now appears to be on the brink of civil war. The potential loss of the 1.6 million barrel per day Libyan crude exports has oil prices jumping both from the […]

US Gas Futures End Higher As Traders Weigh Weather Outlook

February 21st, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures ended slightly higher Friday as market participants were reluctant to bet that prices would fall with forecasts pointing toward colder-than-normal weather at the end of the month. Natural gas for March delivery settled 0.8 cent, or 0.2% higher, at $3.876 a million British thermal units on the New […]

DJ US Gas Futures Fall On Mild Weather Forecasts

February 17th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures fell Wednesday as forecasts for mild weather across some major U.S. gas-heating markets in the coming weeks hit demand expectations for the heating fuel. Natural gas for March delivery settled down 5.5 cents, or 1.4%, at $3.921 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile […]

Changing Energy Market Structures

February 16th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Natural gas prices dropped below $4.00 this week as warmer than normal weather moved into the Central and Eastern U.S. after an extended period of colder than normal temperatures. This is the lowest prompt month price for natural gas since last November, reflecting the ongoing expectation that supplies in 2011 […]

Oil Rebounds From 11-Week Low on Libya Unrest, U.S. Supply Drop

February 16th, 2011

(Bloomberg) – Oil rebounded from an 11-week low in New York on signs U.S. stockpiles are shrinking and as political protests in the Middle East spread to Libya and Bahrain. Futures rose for the first time in four days after the industry-funded American Petroleum Institute yesterday said crude inventories slid 354,000 barrels in the seven […]

Wildlife Rule May Halt U.S. Wind-Turbine Projects, Group Says

February 16th, 2011

(Bloomberg) – The Obama administration’s guidelines to help wind-energy developers identify sites that pose the least risks to birds and wildlife will delay projects and cost jobs, the American Wind Energy Association said today. The Interior Department proposal is aimed at protecting Golden Eagles from flying into spinning turbines, which the agency said are a […]

Power Plant Woes Prompt Changes

February 16th, 2011

HOUSTON (Houston Chronicle) – Texas’ main electric grid operator already has begun making changes in how it will handle situations like the Feb. 2 power emergency that led to rolling blackouts in much of the state, the organization’s CEO said Monday. An e-mail alert system designed to warn of escalating problems didn’t reach all the […]

US Gas Futures Rise After Touching 12-Week Lows

February 15th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures ended higher Monday on bargain buying after prices touched their lowest levels since November. Natural gas for March delivery settled 1.5 cents, or 0.4% higher, at $3.925 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The benchmark contract sank by 9.3% last week, pressed […]

Energy Facts

Energy Facts

Natural gas can be used as a raw material in a variety of products, including paint, fertilizer, plastics and medicines.

Natural gas produces fewer emissions than other fossil fuels, with less nitrogen, sulfur, carbon and fine particulates.

Texas produces the largest amount of natural gas in the USA.

The biggest consumer of coal in the US is the electric power sector.

There are 17,658 electric utility generators in the USA.
 

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