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Nuclear Waste Storage at Diablo Canyon is a mini Yucca

June 28th, 2011

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (The Tribune) – Diablo Canyon Power Plant, like many other nuclear plants in the nation, is becoming its own mini Yucca Mountain — a growing repository of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel. For years, the identified solution was to bury the waste in a centralized underground storage facility at Yucca Mountain […]

US Gas Futures Rise With Forecasts For Heat, Storm Potential

June 28th, 2011

HOUSTON (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures moved higher as forecasts called for a steamy holiday weekend and the chances improved for an area of low pressure off Mexico and south Texas to develop into a tropical storm. Natural gas for July delivery settled 2.7 cents, or 0.6% higher, at $4.256 a million British thermal units […]

Slowing U.S. Economy

June 27th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Energy prices are little changed this week as weather related demand has been offset by slackening economic growth. July natural gas ended the Wednesday session at $4.317 per MMbtu down $.07 for the day and down $.26 from a week ago, but little changed from the same week during the […]

Energy Prices Ease – For Now

June 17th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Natural Gas – Natural gas prices pulled back sharply from last week’s $4.847 per MMbtu 10 month high following the report of last week’s stronger than expected 80 Bcf storage injection. The July contract closed this Wednesday at $4.577, $.27 below last week’s high, and subsequently dropped below $4.50 Thursday […]

Natural Gas Prices Heating Up

June 16th, 2011

Working oil rigs are topping the number of rigs drilling for natural gas for the first time since 1995. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Natural gas prices could double over the next several years as U.S. producers gain access to international markets and excess supplies begin to shrink. After nearly collapsing in the aftermath of the recession, […]

Natural Gas Prices and Evolving Infrastructure

June 10th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – An early summer heat wave in the eastern half of the country pushed natural gas prices up to a 10 month high with the July contract closing at $4.847 on Wednesday. The 80 Bcf Storage injection reported this week did reverse the upward momentum, at least temporarily, but the hot […]

US Gas Futures Swoon After Inventories Rise More Than Expected

June 10th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures plunged Thursday after the government reported a bigger-than-expected weekly increase in U.S. inventories. Natural gas for July delivery recently settled down 17.3 cents to $4.674 per million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The U.S. Department of Energy said U.S. gas stockpiles rose by 80 […]

US Gas Prices Slip From Monday’s 10-Month High

June 8th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures prices were modestly lower Tuesday, with traders reassessing the near-term market after a sharp rise to 10-month highs on Monday. Buying interest also cooled as the National Hurricane Center downgraded the chances that a weather disturbance in the Caribbean Sea could develop into a tropical cyclone in […]

Rise of ‘Smart Grid’ Raises Security Concerns

June 6th, 2011

ATLANTA (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) – Southern Co. jumped right in when it came to using smart meters. The company has installed 3.3 million of the units across its four-state territory, including 1.9 million at homes and businesses in Georgia. The two-way technology lets Southern utilities, including Georgia Power, read meters remotely, saving money on personnel and […]

Short Term Sufficiency, Long Term Concerns

June 3rd, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – This last weekend, the German Government announced its intention to permanently close all nuclear power generation facilities by 2022 with 8 of the 17 existing plants coming offline immediately. This decision is in response to the strong anti-nuclear sentiment in Germany, further aggravated by the disaster in Japan. The German […]

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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