January 2, 2017
Snelson Companies, Inc. and its sister companies at PLH Group encounter many types of confined spaces, and must address the individual safety aspects of each. All of these spaces pose certain risks, which is why conditions need to be constantly monitored, as they can change at any moment.
September 28, 2015
In May 2013, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a report on Recommended Practices for Pipeline Boring, highlighting best practices for safe and effective pipeline boring, also called horizontal directional drilling (HDD).
August 31, 2015
In what may be termed an historic shift, the railways are testing locomotive engines redesigned to run on a combination of diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas (LNG) have developed natural gas-powered prototypes, scheduled for testing this year.
May 25, 2015
Use of natural gas to fuel power plants is on the rise and expected to continue its growth. Most importantly, due to the growing need to meet demand in real time with little or no storage, improving the coordination and communication between the natural gas market and the electricity market is critical.
March 31, 2015
Natural Gas Advantages Natural gas is widely available and burns cleaner than coal. It’s no wonder we get 25 percent of our electricity from natural gas, and that percentage is growing. In addition is the positive impact of natural gas on the economy and environment. It’s a marked benefit that […]
March 31, 2015
In June 2014, the EPA announced a new plan for cleaner energy designed to cut carbon pollution. These EPA standards and limits are a groundbreaking development, as there have never been national limits on carbon pollution created by plants. Existing power plants need to meet reduced emission rates in order […]
January 19, 2015
By 2035, natural gas will surpass coal as the largest source of U.S. electricity generation, according to a forecast by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Natural gas production continues to rise and is projected to grow by 56 percent from 2012 to 2014.
November 17, 2014
Six New England governors announced a cooperative initiative in January 2014 to expand the capacity of natural gas pipelines in the region, as well as to develop access to renewable power sources like electrical transmission lines. As a result, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island will collaborate […]
October 23, 2014
Energy must be transported. It’s unavoidable as long as the consumers of energy don’t live at the energy source. There are different forms of energy. Electricity is commonly transported via high voltage transmission lines, while oil and gas are typically transported via pipeline, but also by rail or tanker trucks.
August 25, 2014
U.S. Movement Toward Natural Gas It’s no surprise, we talk about it frequently on this blog, energy demands are increasing and energy producers are scrambling to fulfill that need. Although traditionally, coal has been the main source for electricity generation, natural gas is fast emerging as the lead contender in […]