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May 28, 2014

The Impact of Natural Gas on Energy Production

Natural Gas Production on the Rise The increase in domestic natural gas production has caused underground storage inventories to hit the mark of 3.929 Tcf (trillion cubic feet), and prices to hit a 10-year lowest mark of $1.82 /MMBtu (per million Btu). It is not as unthinkable as it once […]
March 10, 2014

Natural Gas and It’s Ripple Effect on Domestic Manufacturing

The steel and natural gas industries have a symbiotic relationship, and the outlook for both is very positive. This in turn will have a ripple effect on domestic manufacturing. Steel requires energy for it’s production, and natural gas, being cheaper than coal, is good for steel. In turn, natural gas requires steel for pipelines and casing.
February 27, 2014

Synergies of Natural Gas and Renewable Energy

There has been a great deal of discussion in the past several months that perhaps natural gas is competing (and winning) against renewable energy. In fact, the two work well together, complementing each other because: “The wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine.” In other words, natural […]
February 14, 2014

Risk Mitigation in the Pipeline Right of Way

Pipeline Safety is a Priority Getting natural gas to the end use involves crossing a great deal of miles through wilderness, mountains, desert, communities, and many varieties of land and terrain. For these reasons, safety is of utmost importance to any construction project. Our concern for the environment and life […]
January 20, 2014

Natural Gas Conversion: Your Home

Why Beneficial? The benefits to natural gas conversion are many. We’ve discussed at length that the fuel itself is clean and less expensive. So is it as challenging to convert a home to natural gas as it is a vehicle? Maybe not. It depends on a number of things. Locate […]
January 7, 2014

Converting Your Vehicle To Natural Gas

We’ve discussed the many benefits of natural gas to the environment and economy frequently here on the blog. It stands to reason people often wonder how to go about converting a home or vehicle to natural gas. And is it even feasible? From a consumer standpoint, natural gas is cleaner […]
January 2, 2014

Natural Gas Transportation and Stations

Liquid Natural Gas Stations And Transportation Vehicles The forecasted increase in natural gas production will have a number of positive domestic benefits over the coming decade to the environment and to the economy. For one, more transportation vehicles will begin to make the switch to natural gas which will, in […]
December 24, 2013

Natural Gas Production To Increase in 2014

Balancing Supply and Demand In early 2012, Simmons & Co. stated that supply of natural gas exceeded demand. But according to the International Energy Agency, this will be changing dramatically in the next four years, due to the increase of natural gas production as a result of higher prices. Thanks […]
December 18, 2013

The Future of Natural Gas Pipeline Construction

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, natural gas pipeline construction slowed significantly in 2012 – the lowest since 1997. In North America, 367 miles of new pipeline were added, which is dramatically lower than construction in the past 10 to 15 years. With increased production and prices as low […]
December 6, 2013

Upgrading Aging Pipeline Infrastructure

As we’ve discussed over previous posts, pipeline networks come with a great deal of safety ramifications. We’ve discussed a variety of safety issues; ie. what goes into pipeline inspection as well the importance of internal communication to prevent accidents. Today, we’re going to talk about upgrading the aging pipeline infrastructure. […]