GAS POWER Direct [May 12, 2015]

Murkowski Introduces Array of Energy Bills

In the opening move of what is certain to be a long and contentious process, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, introduced…

FERC Issues Final Gas-Electric Coordination Rule

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a final rule to improve coordination of wholesale natural gas and electricity market scheduling in light of the nation's increased reliance on…

World’s Largest Internal Combustion Engine Power Plant Inaugurated

With 38 tri-fuel engines and a combined capacity of 573 MW, IPP3—a plant constructed near Amman, Jordan—is now the world’s largest internal combustion engine–based power plant. The facility was inaugurated…

Experts: Gas Could Challenge Coal in Asian Power Mix

Coal has dominated fuel choices in Asia since 2010, even in gas-centric Southeast Asian countries, and many forecasts assume that coal will remain the region’s most economical option. But lower…

QER Draws Praise, Fire in Senate Hearing

The Obama administration’s first installment in the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) drew a variety of responses in its first public hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on…

Egypt Moves to Boost Gas and Wind Generation

The Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm El-Sheikh resulted in some big agreements for the Egyptian government, including a reported $10.5 billion deal with Siemens and a $1.7 billion…