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. […]
November 20, 2013

Having A Vested Interest in Natural Gas Leak Detection

We’ve discussed here on the blog the need to continually monitor and upgrade aging infrastructure, and part of the issue stems from being able to detect natural gas leaks and their source. It’s a commonly held belief that sometimes the best solutions to problems are found by going outside your […]
October 30, 2013

Natural Gas Transportation: A Change in Tide

We’ve discussed the Pickens Plan, which aims to eliminate foreign oil dependence with a focus on natural gas in transportation vehicles, and the opportunities that clean and abundant natural gas provide to the transportation industry. The low cost of gas will reduce prices of goods, stimulate the economy, and contribute […]
October 14, 2013

Natural Gas and Emissions Reduction

Natural Gas Good for the Environment? As an industry, we tout the environmental benefits of the use of natural gas in your home and in natural gas vehicles. We as an industry are also investing in production and distribution technologies that minimize greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, the private sector […]
September 24, 2013

Natural Gas Compressor Stations and Safety Considerations

Why are Compressor Stations Needed? When natural gas is transported through long-distance pipeline, it is pressurized so it can be controlled and moved through the system. It loses pressure along the way, however, and needs to compressed at compressor stations periodically as it progresses. These Compressor stations might be anywhere […]