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  • Natural Gas Prices in Alabama (Vanity)

    02/01/2023 10:50:49 AM PST · by Tell It Right · 33 replies
    EIA ^ | 1/31/2023 | Vanity
    Alabama Price of Natural Gas Delivered to Customers
  • Homemade explosive found at Washington County gas transmission facility (SW Pennsylvania)

    01/30/2023 6:50:55 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 7 replies
    WTAE - ABC 4 Pittsburgh ^ | 30 January | Staff
    State police are investigating after a homemade explosive was found at a gas transmission facility.
  • What’s Behind California’s Skyrocketing Natural Gas Bills: Insiders

    01/21/2023 5:57:14 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 20, 2023 | Jill McLaughlin
    Californians are expecting skyrocketing natural gas bills this month, but this can’t all be blamed on the weather, according to industry insiders. Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), which serves about 5.9 million households and businesses, warned customers to expect “shockingly high” January bills that could be 128 percent higher compared to December. Those who typically paid around $65 a month last winter are likely to pay about $160 this year, SoCalGas said in a statement Dec. 29. Those with bills around $130 a month could see charges jump to $315. Last December, wholesale natural gas prices already cost five times...
  • MSNBC Hack Calls GOP Opposition to Gas Stove Bans a Culture War ‘Addiction’ to ‘Bad Bathtub Meth’

    01/16/2023 10:29:23 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/16/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    A babbling MSNBC analyst with a history of Trump Derangement Syndrome is in no place to throw the word “addiction” at legitimate concerns of government reaching into American kitchens. MSNBC National Affairs Analyst John Heilemann kicked off Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a tirade on GOP opposition to gas stove bans. On the Jan. 16 edition of Morning Joe, he said “[The GOP is] addicted to this culture of lies and conspiracy theories that they have fomented, right?” Except, the proposed ban wasn’t fictitious nor conspiratorial. Bloomberg News released a story Jan. 9 headlined: “US Safety Agency to Consider...
  • Why gas stoves matter to the climate – and the gas industry: Keeping them means homes will use gas for heating too

    01/18/2023 7:17:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 18, 2023 | By Daniel Cohan
    Gas stoves are a leading source of hazardous indoor air pollution, but they emit only a tiny share of the greenhouse gases that warm the climate. Why, then, have they assumed such a heated role in climate politics? This skirmish may seem like a tempest in a teapot, but it reveals important contours of the battlefield on which climate politics are waged. As I explain in my book, “gas stoves matter to climate and to the gas industry because they serve as gateway appliances to the dominant residential uses of natural gas: heating and hot water. Installing more-efficient furnaces, better...
  • The Coming Gas Stove Culture War. Don’t believe this week’s denials. Progressive Democrats really are coming for your kitchen appliances.

    01/14/2023 6:01:54 AM PST · by karpov · 72 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 13, 2023 | WSJ Editorial Board
    A sign of the media times is how quickly our leading progressive organs rally to deny that Democrats are doing what Democrats really are doing. A classic example was this week’s flare up in the coming climate war over banning gas stoves. A Biden appointee on the Consumer Product Safety Commission explicitly threatened to ban gas stoves based on dubious evidence of public-health harm. “This is a hidden hazard,” said commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.” We and others criticized the idea, and the media response was...
  • Look Out: Gas Stoves are the Admin's Newest Target (Idaho)

    01/13/2023 2:42:56 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 30 replies
    U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) | January 13, 2022 | Senator Jim Risch
    Email today from Senator Jim Risch, R-ID Have you heard? The Biden administration is looking at banning gas stoves. Gas stoves, which many Idahoans use every day to feed their families. Gas stoves, which restaurants and chefs choose to operate their business. Gas stoves, which save households up to 30% or $350 on utility bills each year. Why is this a priority? Simply put, the Biden administration is considering whether the government should prevent the purchase of new gas stoves and even if Americans' gas stoves should be taken away. Obviously, this isn’t the first time the Biden Administration has...
  • Ban on gas stoves considered by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after new study draws connection to childhood asthma

    01/09/2023 6:25:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 01/09/2023
    A federal agency says a ban on gas stoves is on the table amid rising concern about harmful indoor air pollutants emitted by the appliances. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission plans to take action to address the pollution, which can cause health and respiratory problems. “This is a hidden hazard,” Richard Trumka Jr., an agency commissioner, said in an interview. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.” Natural gas stoves, which are used in about 40% of homes in the U.S., emit air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and...
  • Feds Consider Ban on Gas-Powered Stoves to Address Pollution Problem

    01/09/2023 12:48:28 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 143 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 9, 2023 | Cristina Laila
    A federal ‘safety agency’ is considering a ban on gas-powered stoves amid fears of ‘harmful pollutants.’ The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said gas-powered stoves are a ‘hidden health hazard.’
  • A perfect (winter) storm brings lessons for gas producers and the electric grid

    01/09/2023 6:33:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 9, 2023 | Anya Litvak
    The brutal, unrelenting cold that lasted for several days over the Christmas holiday froze off a sizable portion of Appalachia’s ample gas production, cutting off supply to power plants when they needed it most. Gas transmission pipelines said the gas they were promised simply didn’t show up. On the electric grid that connects Pennsylvania to 12 other states, at one point almost 25% of the capacity on the system either didn’t start up or broke while operating, leaving coal and petroleum-fired units to pick up the slack. PJM, a Valley Forge-based grid operator, is still analyzing what happened during the...
  • 'Shockingly High' Winter Natural Gas Prices Hit California — as Planned

    01/08/2023 9:25:15 AM PST · by bitt · 26 replies ^ | 1/7/2023 | VICTORIA TAFT
    While natural gas prices are in “free fall” on the national market, California’s prices to customers are doubling and in some cases tripling to “shockingly high” levels at a time when people on the West Coast, Messed Coast™ use energy the most. Freezing out Californians in winter is part of the state’s energy plan. It is rationing by another name. Try to look surprised. California’s biggest energy companies, among them SoCalGas, announced Friday that, due to a spike in prices, “January bills are likely to be shockingly high. … While we don’t set these prices (they’re set by regional and...
  • Extreme Cold Causing Gas Shortages in Northeast

    12/25/2022 7:22:10 AM PST · by brookwood · 74 replies
    Village of Briarcliff Manor ^ | 12-25-22 | Briarcliff Manor
    Conserve Energy: Extreme Cold Causing Gas Supply Shortage Due to frigid temperatures and an increased demand on interstate pipelines, Con Edison asks natural gas customers to help conserve supplies Posted on: December 24, 2022 - 9:49pm This message is being sent on behalf of ConEdison as it is of community wide interest. Please conserve energy as we face a heating gas shortage across the Northeast. Simple things can make a big difference. Set your thermostats lower than usual if health permits Postpone using major electric appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, and clothes dryers until other times Turn off non-essential lights,...
  • 2nd city bans natural gas (as people freeze to death)

    12/23/2022 12:40:13 PM PST · by Twotone · 65 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | December 23, 2022 | Staff
    In an attempt to decarbonize the environment, the Milwaukie City Council recently voted 3-2 to ban gas piping from connecting to new residential buildings after March 1, 2024, and unanimously approved a measure to begin replacing gas systems in city buildings with electrical energy, according to the Portland Business Journal. The decisions, which outraged NW Natural officials, follow a ban on natural gas in new residential buildings adopted four months ago by city officials in Eugene. The region’s largest natural gas utility expressed disappointment in the lack of scientific analysis and public engagement before the vote to remove an energy...
  • Natural Gas Follies [vanity]

    12/20/2022 11:34:59 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 6 replies
    self ^ | 12/20/2022 | Attention Surplus Disorder
    Natural gas has crashed by about 25% over the past week, from $7 to $5.38, and has been practically cut in half since $10 since Aug/Sept. What happened? Nothing unusual, producers got off their butts and overproduced while prices were high and killed the shortage. But the shortages in NE are due as much or more due to the lack of transport infrastructure to that region than actual shortage of the commodity...which is measured at salt dome/storage in TX and the midwest, NOT at the end of the pipe in Billerica, MA. This is a perfect example of the folly...
  • Germany’s Gas Reserves “Emptying at Record Speed” As Country Struggles to Keep Warm, Lights On

    12/17/2022 6:50:24 PM PST · by House Atreides · 96 replies ^ | December 17, 2022 | P. Gosselin
    Germany’s gas reserves are emptying at record speed: 1% per day as the current wind/solar energy lull means more gas gets burned for electricity, heating. here reports how Germany’s natural gas reserves “are emptying at record speed” because wind and solar power have been on the scarce side over the past few weeks. This means gas turbines have had to jump in to pick up the slack in electricity production – not one the German government had hoped as it wrestles with the heightening energy crisis. “Germany is converting gas into electricity in record quantities,” reports. “Thanks to...
  • On heels of gas hike, Xcel Energy-Colorado seeks bump in electric rates

    12/02/2022 11:13:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Texas Electric Service ^ | December 1, 2022
    Xcel Energy-Colorado has filed a request for a new electric rate increase, which follows a recently approved natural gas rate hike and a $182.2 million jump in revenue for electric service that took effect in April. The request submitted to regulators Wednesday proposed a $312.2 million revenue increase. ... Critics of Xcel’s recent rate cases have accused the utility of “a pancaking” of increases. The PUC approved a $64.2 million rise in the utility’s natural gas rates in October. Regulators slashed the utility’s original proposal by $138 million. ... If the increase is approved, the typical residential bill would rise...
  • Why Natural Gas Prices Quadrupled In Two Years Despite Record Production

    11/23/2022 10:06:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/23/2022 | Robert Rapier
    Following my previous article on U.S. natural gas production, I engaged in a Twitter discussion on the causes of the natural gas price surge over the past two years.What ensued was a discussion of the influences in the natural gas markets in recent years. Indeed, the comment above is correct that most of the demand increase in U.S. natural gas production in recent years has been in power generation, as power plants phased out coal.Over the past 20 years, natural gas devoted to power production has increased from 5.3 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2001 (24 % of production that...
  • Environmental groups oppose pipeline expansion in Pacific NW

    11/20/2022 2:35:42 AM PST · by blueplum · 17 replies
    ABC ^ | 19 Nov 2022 | ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press
    SALEM, Ore. -- The U.S. government has taken a step toward approving the expansion of a natural gas pipeline in the Pacific Northwest — a move opposed by environmentalists and the attorneys general of Oregon, California and Washington state. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, announced Friday it has completed an environmental impact statement that concluded the project "would result in limited adverse impacts on the environment.”....
  • Current European Natural Gas Storage Data (09-NOV-2022)

    11/10/2022 9:38:13 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 10 replies
    Celsius Energy ^ | 09-NOV-2022 | Celsius Energy
    European natural gas inventories rose by +16 BCF over past week. EU nat gas storage 96% full. Current inventories at 3667 BCF.
  • Report: War-triggered gas boom threatens world climate goal

    11/10/2022 7:01:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2022 | By SETH BORENSTEIN (D-AP)
    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The war-inspired natural gas boom is undermining already insufficient efforts to limit future warming to just a few more tenths of a degree, a new report says. Planning and build-up of liquified and other natural gas — due to an energy crisis triggered by Russian’s invasion of Ukraine — would add 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (1.9 billion metric tons) a year to the air by 2030. The sheer amount of liquified natural gas projects in the pipeline for construction shocked the analysts, Hare said. The report calculates that if everything planned goes...