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  • Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

    12/12/2017 8:04:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    bb ^ | 12/12/2017
    A fire followed the blast which happened around 08:45 (07:45 GMT) at the Baumgarten site, just east of the capital Vienna, near the Slovak border. On Twitter, Austrian police said the situation was under control and a technical fault had caused the blast. The flow of Russian gas has dropped, triggering price hikes in Europe. Baumgarten is a major hub for imported gas Russian gas, which is sent on to a number of European countries. The facility receives about 40bn cubic metres of gas per year. ... Gas Connect said the incident should have no effect on gas deliveries to...
  • Wärtsilä Introduces Gas-Fueled Version of ‘World’s Most Efficient 4-Stroke Diesel Engine’

    11/21/2017 5:35:03 PM PST · by Oatka · 37 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Nov. 20, 2017 | gCaptain Staff
    Wärtsilä 31SG coming off the factory line in Vaasa, Finland. Photo credit: WärtsiläFinnish technology group Wärtsilä has introduced a gas-fueled version of its Wärtsilä 31 marine engine, which is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine. The engine, dubbed the Wärtsilä 31SG, builds on the efficiency of the successful Wärtsilä 31 engine, but with added flexibility and efficiency compared to its conventionally-fueled and dual-fuel predecessor. “The defining feature of the Wärtsilä 31SG is its ability to achieve simple-cycle efficiency levels in excess of 50 % (compared to around 40 % with modern gas turbines),...
  • How a Fart Killed 10,000 People

    11/18/2017 9:03:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 4, 2016 | Candida Moss
    Farting, breaking wind, cutting the cheese, or gas. The English language has numerous words for flatulence and this is even before we devolve into the subcategories that make up the genre. Whatever you call it, farting is a taboo act, but it is also a source of fascination. It’s not for nothing that there is a popular children’s book series called Fart Squad or that the preview of the most recent installment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks dynasty led with the punchline, “Sorry, pizza toots.” Today farting is something for which we perfunctorily ask forgiveness, but in the past...
  • Chinese investment could begin to pay off within a year 'We're going full steam ahead, immediately'

    11/12/2017 7:58:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Exponent Telegram ^ | November 12, 2017 | Rusty Marks
    CHARLESTON — After news broke that state officials had brokered an $83.7 billion deal with China Energy Investment Corporation to invest in West Virginia’s shale gas and chemical industries, one of the first questions to come up was how soon the Mountain State might see the fruits of the agreement. “We’re going full steam ahead, immediately,” state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher said in a telephone call from China. According to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Thrasher and others familiar with the memorandum of understanding, ground could be broken within six to eight months on two gas-fired power stations to...
  • Police: Suspect's overwhelming gas shuts down interrogation

    11/10/2017 8:44:10 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 57 replies
    ABC 33/40 ^ | 10 NOVEMBER 2017 | AP
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A police interrogation of a Kansas City man charged with drug and gun offenses ended prematurely when an investigator was driven from the room by the suspect's excessive flatulence. A detective reported that when asked for his address, 24-year-old Sean Sykes Jr. "leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering."
  • Shell to Build U.S.-Based LNG Bunkering Barge

    11/08/2017 2:54:44 PM PST · by Oatka · 9 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | gCaptain
    Shell Trading (US) Company announced Tuesday it has finalized a long-term charter agreement with Q-LNG Transport, LLC for an ocean-going LNG bunker barge with the capacity to carry 4,000 cubic meters of LNG fuel. The bunker barge will be the first of its kind to be based in the United States, and will supply LNG to marine customers along the southern East Coast of the U.S. and support growing cruise line demand for LNG marine fuel. “This investment in LNG as a marine fuel for the US will provide the shipping industry with a fuel that helps meet tougher emissions...
  • Trump Takes Step Toward Energy Dominance with Largest Oil and Gas Lease Sale in History

    10/28/2017 1:20:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2017 | Nicolas Loris and Samantha Block
    President Donald Trump has vowed to make the U.S. more energy dominant than ever, and the Interior Department took an important step toward that goal this week. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Tuesday that his department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States. In March 2018, the Interior Department will make nearly 77 million acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico available for the lease sale. “In today’s low-price energy environment, providing the offshore industry access to the maximum amount of opportunities possible is part of our strategy to...
  • Hurricanes Aren't the Only Reason Gas Prices Are High

    10/19/2017 1:13:49 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ^ | October 19, 2017 | Jacob R Borden
    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Nate highlighted the exposure to life and property all along the Gulf Coast. Of the critical national assets that took a hit, the crux of the U.S. refining industry suffered dramatically. As a result of Harvey alone, twenty refineries in the 300 miles between Corpus Christi and Beaumont were forced to shut down or dramatically reduce rates. The spot price of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) promptly increased by 10%, while that for gasoline and jet fuel increased by 25%. All three prices remain about 10% higher than before the hurricanes, in part due to regulatory constraints...
  • Commentary: A Win for Trump’s Gas Diplomacy

    09/01/2017 9:45:54 AM PDT · by Oatka
    Reutersa via gCaptain ^ | Aug 30, 2017 | Agnia Grigas
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  • In New Trend, U.S. Natural Gas Exports Exceeded Imports in 3 of the First 5 Months of 2017

    08/08/2017 5:06:51 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 9 replies
    energy collective/eia ^ | August 8, 2017 | U.S. EIA:Principal contributors: Katie Dyl, Victoria Zaretskaya
    In New Trend, U.S. Natural Gas Exports Exceeded Imports in 3 of the First 5 Months of 2017 August 8, 2017 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy Leave a Comment   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Monthly The United States exported more natural gas than it imported in February, April, and May of 2017 according to the latest EIA’s Natural Gas Monthly. The United States has been a net natural gas importer (on an average annual basis) for nearly 60 years. Declining net pipeline imports from Canada, growing natural gas pipeline exports to Mexico, and increasing exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are all contributing...
  • Colorado shale is almost size of Marcellus;

    08/08/2017 10:01:26 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 48 replies
    fc-gi.com ^ | Jun 14, 2016
    Intelligence brief: Colorado shale is almost size of Marcellus; Pipeline bill calls for new technologies Jun 14, 2016 Colorado is famous for its high peaks; now it could also be known for its shale Colorado sits on 40 times more natural gas than previously thought, according to an updated estimate by the US Geological Survey.The USGS said the Mancos Shale in the Piceance Basin contains about 66 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable shale natural gas, 74 million barrels of shale oil and 45 million barrels of natural-gas liquids, according to the estimate, the first since 2003.More than 2,000...
  • “Dirty, Difficult, And Dangerous”: Why Millennials Won’t Work In Oil

    07/20/2017 8:00:56 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 40 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 20-07-2017 | Para
    Like many industries today, the oil industry is trying to sell its many job opportunities to the fastest growing portion of the global workforce: Millennials. But unlike any other industry, oil and gas is facing more challenges in persuading the environmentally-conscious Millennials that oil is “cool”. During the Super Bowl earlier this year, the American Petroleum Institute (API) launched an ad geared toward Millennials, who now make up the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. “This ain’t your daddy’s oil”, the ad says, in what API described as “a modern look at how oil is integrated into products consumers...
  • ‘Passed gas’ forces passengers from plane at RDU, spokesperson says

    07/16/2017 10:18:27 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 72 replies
    CBS North Carolina ^ | July 16, 2017, 5:44 pm | CBS North Carolina
    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A person who “passed gas” on an American Airlines plane on Sunday afternoon forced all passengers off the jet, officials said. The incident happened when passengers on the flight became ill with nausea and headaches, according to a spokesperson with Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The flight, which was not identified by RDU officials, landed at the airport around 4 p.m. when the incident was reported.
  • Trump moves to open more public land to drilling in California

    07/06/2017 9:24:36 PM PDT · by thecodont · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 8:23 pm, Thursday, July 6, 2017 | By Kurtis Alexander
    The Trump administration forged ahead with its commitment to boosting domestic fossil fuel production Thursday, directing more public lands to be opened for oil and gas extraction — a move that could bring new drill rigs to California. The state hasn’t seen new onshore oil and gas leases offered up on federal land in four years because of environmental fights. The order signed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday has some environmentalists fearing that de facto moratorium will soon end. At minimum, the administration’s action will intensify the push by energy companies to broaden drilling across California’s prime oil...
  • U.S. Shale Just Triggered A Chemical Industry Renaissance

    07/03/2017 3:51:49 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 03-07-2017 | Para
    The shale revolution in the U.S. has led to a boom in domestic natural gas production, to the point that America is expected to become a net exporter of natural gas on an average annual basis by 2018. Abundant gas at home has also led to a renaissance in the petrochemical industry in the U.S., which had suffered a downturn in 2008 and 2009. But then came the shale revolution, and chemical companies in the U.S. now use the affordable ethane—a natural gas liquid derived from shale gas—as a feedstock. Abundant and cheap, shale gas and ethane are now feeding...
  • Men Steal 350 Gallons of Gasoline in 'Elaborate' System: Police

    07/01/2017 3:30:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 1, 2017
    The suspect vehicles had customized interiors that housed a large-volume, low-profile, gas tank in the rear seating area.Two men were arrested early Friday on suspicion of stealing about 350 gallons of gasoline from a Pomona station in what police described as an "elaborate gas collection and transport system." Police were called at 12:34 a.m. to the scene of a Food 4 Less gas station, located at 2090 S. Garey Ave., where two men driving white 2014 Chevrolet Express vans were believed to be stealing gas, said Pomona police Sgt. V. Terrell. Arriving officers discovered that the suspects were using unauthorized...
  • Trump's dinner for Modi, a first for a visiting leader

    06/23/2017 10:44:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Lalit K. Jha
    Seeking to "roll out a red-carpet welcome" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump would host him for a working dinner at the White House on Monday, the first of its kind under this administration. "The White House is very interested in making this a special visit. We're really seeking to roll out the red carpet. In fact, the two (leaders) will have dinner, a working dinner at the White House. “This will be the first dinner for a foreign dignitary at the White House under this administration. So, we think that's very significant," a senior administration official...
  • Global market for natural gas has finally arrived

    06/11/2017 3:04:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 7, 2017 | Russell Gold, Alison Sider
    One day in March, the Rioja Knutsen tanker, filled with liquefied natural gas, was travelling from the US to Portugal. Suddenly, Mexico’s power company lobbed in a higher bid for its cargo. At the Bahamas, the ship abruptly made a starboard turn and headed south. How natural gas is bought and sold in the world’s scattered regional markets for the fuel is changing rapidly. Ships such as the Rioja Knutsen are stitching those regions together and a single global market is emerging. This is already how nearly every other hydrocarbon, from crude oil to obscure petrochemicals, is sold. As gas...
  • Meet Boeing's new covert, flying gas station (USAF KC-46 'Pegasus')

    06/03/2017 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Money.CNN ^ | 6/01/17 | Jon Ostrower
    Boeing is set to deliver a refueling tanker that can gas up a jet in midair in complete darkness -- the first of its kind. The U.S. Air Force is buying 179 of the new KC-46 'Pegasus' tankers, which are set to begin delivery at the end of this year. The Air Force has had stealthy jets for decades, but even they have to turn on their lights when refueling in the sky. The KC-46's ability to gas up an aircraft in complete darkness is a first for any military.
  • Slump at the Gas Pump Continues Ahead of Summer Driving Season

    05/13/2017 2:41:55 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 27 replies
    GasBuddy.com ^ | May 8, 2017 | Patrick DeHaan
    The bulk of the decline in gasoline prices can be thanked on a recent plunge in crude oil prices as concern over weak demand and high supply has offset sentiment about last November’s OPEC production cuts. The number of U.S. rigs drilling stands at 877, a rise of 7 in the last week, but 462 more rigs- 111% more- than a year ago. While OPEC cut oil production, U.S. and Canadian oil companies have filled the gap, leaving OPEC to lose market share. How long the charade continues is up to OPEC, who will decide in a few weeks whether...