$8 billion natural gas pipeline canceled, raising questions about fuel's future

Jul 6, 2020
With challenges from environmental groups and state governments, the idea of natural gas as a bridge fuel may be fading.
Climate activists protest the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in February.
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire acquires natural gas assets from Dominion Energy

Dominion Energy also just announced it's giving up on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline joint project with Duke Energy.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy's acquisition of Dominion Energy's natural gas storage and transmission business is valued at close to $10 billion.
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Murray Energy is the latest coal mining firm to declare bankruptcy

Oct 29, 2019
The decline in coal-fired power plants began with older facilities about a decade ago. Now even younger plants are being retired.

Trump's visit to Shell plant highlights natural gas challenges

Aug 13, 2019
Pennsylvania's natural gas industry hopes the plant can bring a lifeline to a sector beleaguered by overproduction.
Plastic bottles and other trash washed up on the shores of Scotland.
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Can batteries help get the U.S. off the natural gas “bridge?”

Jul 17, 2019
The bridge keeps getting longer, with utilities and energy companies adding hundreds of gas plants around the country.
Energy company AES is putting the finishing touches on a new natural gas unit in Long Beach, California.
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Amid fracking boom, some drillers struggle to earn

Jul 11, 2019
Natural gas companies are struggling, in large part because the prices they’re selling at are so low.
Swallows fly past a high-pressure gas line crossing a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil are extracted using fracking near Lost Hills, California.
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Carbon emissions rise but could slide in 2019

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Jan 8, 2019
For the first time in four years U.S. carbon emissions increased, mostly because a booming economy used more energy resources, even with a shift toward renewable energy and natural gas. But can a booming economy and rising emissions decouple? Click…

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Qatar leaving OPEC to focus on natural gas

Dec 3, 2018
The Persian Gulf state of Qatar, one of the smallest members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, will leave the cartel in January after nearly six decades. Qatar said the move allows it to focus on its natural gas…

Duke Energy CEO on the future of energy

Oct 9, 2018
The company's big challenge is keeping pace with technology.
Lynn Good, president and CEO of Duke Energy, speaks at the KPMG Women's Leadership Summit in 2015 in Harrison, New York.
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Why China loves American natural gas more than it hates our tariffs

Jul 11, 2018
Ever since the shale revolution turned the U.S. into one of the world’s biggest energy exporters, other countries have been clamoring to buy American oil. One product in particular is seeing huge demand abroad – liquefied natural gas. Refineries turn…