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Good Energy Reading for the Beach?

I used to spend the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve with my in-laws in Portland, OR. A couple years ago, it snowed for two days straight, and the city shut down. My brother-in-law has taken it upon himself … Continue reading

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Natural gas: Not all it’s fracked up to be?

Natural gas is being touted as a “game changer” and a “bridge to a low carbon economy.” It is an abundant, made-in-America energy source.  It is about half as carbon intensive as coal when burned. The figure below suggests that … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Shortages in Mexico

Whereas in the United States there are thousands of natural gas producers, in Mexico there is only one, Petróleos Mexicanos, also known as PEMEX. And, as is the case for many state-owned companies, the prices charged by PEMEX are government … Continue reading

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N(Fracking)IMBY

The natural gas fracking debate has given rise to another interesting issue. On the one hand we like the cheap natural gas. The switch to natural gas for producing power has partially contributed to decreased emissions of global warming gases … Continue reading

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Bonding Requirements for Natural Gas Producers

Hydraulic fracturing and other recent technological advances have dramatically increased the availability of natural gas, providing large benefits to the U.S. economy. At the same time, however, these new forms of drilling raise a number of potential environmental concerns, in particular, … Continue reading

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