GAS POWER Direct [November 4, 2013]

Salem Harbor Station to Swap Coal for Fast-Start Gas

It’s official: The coal- and oil-fired Salem Harbor Station north of Boston, scheduled to be retired next year, will be replaced with a fast-ramping natural gas combined cycle plant. The…

North Dakota Oil Companies Sued for Flaring Natural Gas

For the past few years, the North Dakota oil boom has run far ahead of the state’s ability to ship its oil and gas out of producing areas because of…

Federal Court Blocks New Jersey Plan to Subsidize New Plants

Following up on a similar decision in Maryland last month, a federal court threw out New Jersey’s attempt to spur construction of new power plants outside of PJM’s capacity auctions,…

Korean Utility Plans First Underground Combined Cycle Power Plant

The oldest power plant in South Korea is making way for something so new that no one has even attempted it before. Korea Midland Power Corp. (KOMIPO) announced earlier this year…

Federal Court Blocks Maryland Order to Build New CCPP

A federal court on Sept. 30 shot down Maryland’s drive to spur construction of a new combined cycle power plant outside of PJM’s capacity auctions. Ruling in favor of various…

Natural Gas and Electricity Don’t Mix (Yet)

The cost of producing electricity by natural gas and coal finished 2012 in a dead heat and future cost trends are very difficult to predict. One can read the projections…