GAS POWER Direct [January 14, 2015]

U.S. Gas Production Still at Record Highs Despite Collapse in Oil Market

The breathtaking collapse in crude oil prices this past fall, which has seen benchmark prices drop from over $110 a barrel last year to under $50 this past week, has…

EPA Delays Final Carbon Rules for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said today that a delay in issuing final rules affecting carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, which were due this week, will help…

Using Fuel Cells for Distributed CHP in Gas Transmission

Moving natural gas through long-distance pipelines requires substantial energy, and much of that energy is lost when the gas must be reduced in pressure before it reaches end users. But…

Natural Gas Overwhelmingly Replacing Coal, Says Report

The growth in natural gas–fired generation in the U.S. since 2007 has overwhelmingly displaced coal-fired generation, according to a report from the Breakthrough Institute released Dec. 15. Consistent with the…

FPL Gets Approval to Invest in Gas Wells

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on Dec. 18 approved Florida Power & Light’s (FPL’s) request to invest in natural gas wells in Oklahoma. NextEra subsidiary FPL, one of the…

Labor Crunch Complicates the Gas Turbine Arms Race

The rate of introduction of new gas turbine products has accelerated, and the speed of change creates challenges for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors who are also coping with a