October 23, 2014

Energy Transportations

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

Economic Impact of Investment in Pipeline Infrastructure

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 […]
July 14, 2014

Frigid Temperatures’ Affects on Natural Gas Consumption and Pricing

How Does Weather Affect Natural Gas? It should come as no surprise last winter’s extreme cold temperatures had an impact on natural gas consumption and pricing. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released the Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO) for February 2014, which details the impact on the U.S. natural […]
July 2, 2014

The Debate Over Natural Gas Exports

The debate over natural gas exports has grown contentious. Here is a look at both sides of the argument.
June 23, 2014

Pickens: Reduce Dependency, Don’t Ban Exports

In a senate hearing, whether or not to lift bans on crude oil exports, Pickens says to reduce dependency, don't ban exports.
June 9, 2014

Will Natural Gas Become Mainstream in Automobiles?

Will we see mainstream usage of natural gas in automobiles? Many factors point to yes.
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 […]