GAS POWER Direct [Dec. 16, 2014]

Oil Price Collapse Poses Threats to U.S. Shale Gas Boom

The drop in world oil prices, given added impetus by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC’s) decision on Nov. 27 not to cut production, may pose a threat to…

Mexico’s Electricity Sector Reform in Perspective

Much has been made recently of Mexico’s energy sector reforms, and because those reforms are still in being implemented, it can be useful to compare their progress with the outcome…

NARUC Addresses the Marriage of Gas and Renewables

Power system demands are changing to put a premium on flexible grid operations, and gas-fired power is the best choice for increasing flexibility. Such was the sense of a panel…

ERCOT: EPA Clean Power Plan Will Further Complicate Reliability in Texas

The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan could result in the retirement of between 3.3 GW and 8.7 GW of coal-fired capacity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid…

Winter Gas Crunch Again Threatens New England

After an array of New England’s largest utilities announced rate increases this fall, blaming seasonal natural gas shortages, the region is once again facing short-term gas price spikes as growing…

Bechtel and Siemens Team to Build Virginia Combined Cycle Power Plant

Panda Power Funds awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract for a 778-MW combined cycle power plant to a turnkey consortium of Bechtel and Siemens Energy Inc. The Panda Stonewall…