GAS POWER Direct [January 21, 2014]

Gas Group Warns EU Will Badly Miss 2050 Carbon Emissions Goals Under Current Policies

The European Union (EU) cannot meet its 2050 carbon emissions goals without reform of its carbon-pricing scheme, according to a report from the European Gas Forum released on Dec. 13.…

Panda Power Funds Rolls on with Another New Gas Plant

Even for the rapidly expanding gas-fired power sector, Dallas-based Panda Power Funds has been making waves. On Dec. 20, the private equity firm announced another deal: It has completed the…

EIA: Gas Price Hikes Pushed Up Wholesale Power Prices Across U.S. in 2013

Increases in spot natural gas prices generally prompted wholesale electricity price hikes across the nation from in 2013, but power prices were the highest in the Pacific Northwest and New…

MISO Sees Growing Role for Natural Gas in Midwest

Lower gas prices, expanding infrastructure, and coal retirements are likely to drive a much greater role for natural gas in the Midwest, according to a new study by the Midcontinent…

Shale: The Rock That Rocked the World

In the early 1980s, a man named George Mitchell, who owned an independent oil and gas company in Houston, began to see a distressing trend in his company’s future. Mitchell Energy supplied natural gas to a

EIA: Natural Gas to Overtake Coal by 2035

The latest projections from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) are unlikely to quell concern in the coal industry, as the EIA has increased its projections for natural gas production and…

Fracking May Cut Total Water Use From Increase in Gas-Fired Power

Those enormous amounts of water used in hydraulic fracturing may not be the environmental headache they appear to be. That’s because of the downstream effects of more abundant, less expensive…