natural gas


Terrorism in Algeria's impact on natural gas development in North Africa

Jan 21, 2013
After a terrorist group claims responsibility for a bloody hostage crisis in Algeria, a look at how terrorism and civil unrest in North Africa impact's the U.S.'s energy supply.
Posted In: Algeria, BP, al qaeda, terrorism, Oil, natural gas

Natural gas fracking: big trouble or bridge fuel?

Jan 15, 2013
In our Petro-State podcast, we talk to Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations about the potential of natural gas to transition us to a low-carbon future. And we play fracking BS Detector.
Posted In: natural gas, energy, fracking, climate, carbon-dioxide emissions

The battle over exporting natural gas

Jan 11, 2013
Sellers want a bigger market, but buyers say that will lead to higher prices.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas

GE's CTO Mark Little on tech leaps in 2013, and 2012's Christmas Netflix outage

Dec 27, 2012
General Electric's chief technology officer Mark Little talks about leaps forward in energy efficiency in the new year, and we breathe a sigh of relief after a brief Netflix outage.
Posted In: netflix, General Electric, clean energy, natural gas

George Mitchell, 94, dies: Oil man unlocked fracking

Dec 7, 2012
It took nearly two decades for Texas oil man George Mitchell to develop fracking for natural gas. Now his process has unlocked an energy bonanza for the U.S.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, george mitchell

Study supports exporting U.S. natural gas

Dec 6, 2012
Exports to most countries have long been barred by federal law. As the Department of Energy considers several requests for export licenses, a study says exporting our glut of natural gas would benefit the economy.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, export, energy

U.S. natural gas: To export or not export?

Dec 6, 2012
A new government report says that the U.S. should export more of its natural gas to boost the economy, but is there enough demand overseas and how will exportation affect prices at home?
Posted In: natural gas, exports, U.S., energy

Pennsylvania allows fracking on public college campuses

Oct 12, 2012
Pennsylvania's state colleges have been hit hard by budget cuts. Now the state is allowing natural-gas drilling on campuses to raise money for the system.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, Pennsylvania

Will New York be next for the fracking-fueled job boom?

Sep 18, 2012
A fracking-fueled job boom has erupted in parts of the U.S. and wages of gas workers have increased. But in New York fracking is banned. That hasn’t stopped an upstate New York school from offering training courses for work in gas fields, because many expect Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lift the ban.
Posted In: fracking, New York, natural gas

Why Gazprom is halting Arctic gas field development

Aug 30, 2012
Ice is melting faster making it easier to extract oil and gas. But expenses and lower gas prices are proving troublesome for the Russian company.
Posted In: Russia, gazprom, natural gas