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Propane Shortage Feared After Pipeline Explosion

January 27, 2014 10:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State agencies in North Dakota are monitoring natural gas supplies in the eastern part of the state, after a pipeline explosion in the neighboring Canadian province of Manitoba, Gov. Jack Dalrymple says.                                      

Natural Gas Train May Prove Cheaper

January 24, 2014 11:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas — a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

Biomass Plant Dispute Heads To Court

January 24, 2014 11:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A legal dispute over a proposed $150 million wood-burning power plant in Springfield is scheduled to be heard in March.                                     

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Boeing Developing Aviation Biofuels

January 20, 2014 10:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Aircraft maker Boeing Co., Etihad Airways, the oil company Total and others say they will work together on a program to develop an aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates.

World Energy Demand To Jump 41% By 2035

January 16, 2014 12:41 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil giant BP forecasts world demand for energy to grow by 41 percent by 2035, driven by growing consumption in the booming economies of China and India.

NY Energy Plan Falls Short On Fracking

January 9, 2014 11:18 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's newly released energy plan calls for increased use of renewable energy and clean technology and anticipates reduced utility bills and a more flexible distribution grid, but takes no position on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the fertile Marcellus Shale.

Turning Hog Waste Into Biogas

January 9, 2014 11:02 am | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Developers of a renewable biogas project in remote north-central Missouri are hoping to turn hog manure into energy.                                              

Turning Wastewater Methane Into Fuel

January 7, 2014 11:13 am | by KJCT-TV ,Grand Junction ,Colorado | News | Comments

The Grand Junction City Council is moving forward with a project that would take methane gas produced at the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Facility for fuel.

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Mitsubishi Evaluating AR Turbine Plant

December 27, 2013 2:37 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi is evaluating its completed but unopened $100 million wind turbine factory in Fort Smith now that the company has settled a technology lawsuit with General Electric Co.                               

Universities Receive $10M To Study Biofuels

December 26, 2013 12:39 pm | by MARTIN KIDSTON, Missoulian | Articles | Comments

If 1 ton of woody debris can produce 50 gallons of fuel, how many gallons of fuel could 42 million acres of dead and dying forests produce? Funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a consortium of five universities, joined by research labs across the Northern Rockies, is looking for ways to turn that mass of dead timber into a carbon-neutral fuel source.

Shell Extends Option On PA Cracker Plant

December 26, 2013 10:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A company closing its western Pennsylvania zinc plant says Shell Chemical LP has extended and amended an option agreement to purchase the site, which Shell might use for an ethane cracking plant.

Virginia Bio-Fuel Plant To Open In 2014

December 23, 2013 4:13 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The owner of a bio-fuel plant in Hopewell, VA has decided to open the facility instead of dismantling it.                                                                                                 

One Step Closer To Clean Coal

December 23, 2013 3:48 pm | by GSE Systems | News | Comments

Global energy services solutions provider GSE Systems, Inc. is currently working on Phase II of a multi-phase project with Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group to supply an engineering simulator for the first-of-a-kind power plant design, FutureGen 2.0 project, which will be a near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant using oxy-combustion technology.

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Large Shale Reserves Promise Pump Market Growth

December 23, 2013 1:51 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | News | Comments

Greater political acceptance of shale gas exploration and the growing need among European countries to be energy independent is expected to result in the growth for the pumps market.                                             

American Energy And Manufacturing Competitiveness

December 23, 2013 12:28 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | Videos | Comments

At the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit top CEOs, including Chad Holliday of Bank of America and Eric Spiegel of Siemens USA, discuss the advantages that the U.S. offers for manufacturing, including the largest market in the world, low energy costs and a strong technology infrastructure. 

Solar Energy Gets A Boost In NY

December 23, 2013 11:08 am | by GEORGE M. WALSH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An array of shimmering panels covering 3 acres in New York's Finger Lakes is a sign of the state's latest push to catch up to its neighbors in the Northeast that have set the pace in recent years for promoting solar energy.                 

Still No Fracking Decision In NY

December 17, 2013 10:22 am | by MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would decide whether New York should allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by Election Day next year — maybe.                                                        

Energy Risk Management in Food Manufacturing

December 16, 2013 3:54 pm | by Michael Overturf, CEO of ZF Energy Development | Articles | Comments

Energy productivity, the ratio between value-added shipments and total energy cost, is an important indicator for managers of processing companies. Like all operating indices, managers expect this to be at standard, or even continuously improve. How can this be done without increasing risk?

Stage Is Set For Clean Energy In 2014

December 16, 2013 10:57 am | by Natural Resources Defense Council | News | Comments

In a key year for the American people’s health and the environment, the nation has expanded clean energy and efficiency and acted against climate change, but further steps are needed to protect our communities and public health in 2014, according to experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Boston Company Building Hydroelectric Plant In IN

December 13, 2013 11:30 am | by RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Boston-based company announced plans Thursday to retrofit and reactivate a long-idle southern Indiana hydroelectric power plant in a $12 million project that's expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 2,000 homes.                              

Exxon: Rising Living Standards Propel Energy Needs

December 12, 2013 9:23 am | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil's annual long-term energy outlook predicts world energy demand will grow 35 percent by 2040 as electricity and modern fuels are brought to some of the billions of people in the developing world who currently live without power or burn wood or other biomass for cooking and heating.

Natural Gas Company Proposes Pipeline Upgrade

December 11, 2013 10:25 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

American Midstream Partners is proposing the reconstruction of its American Midstream Midla mainline pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi. The company is conducting a so-called "open season," which is a period of courting shippers to determine if the project is viable. 

Clark Hails Importance Of Ethanol Industry

December 11, 2013 9:55 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

A strong ethanol industry is vital to national security because it reduces U.S. reliance on foreign oil-producing countries, retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark said during a speech at the newly reopened Pratt Energy ethanol plant in southern Kansas.

Judge Rejects Mistrial Motion For Ex-BP Engineer

December 11, 2013 9:45 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kurt Mix is charged with two counts of obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He has pleaded not guilty.                                                    

Pakistan To Push Forward On Gas Project With Iran

December 10, 2013 9:38 am | by ASIF SHAHZAD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pakistan will push forward with a controversial pipeline to import natural gas from neighboring Iran, Pakistan said Tuesday, a project opposed by the United States. The U.S. has opposed the project and instead supported an alternative proposal. 

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