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Monthly Issue | August 21, 2012

IEA Chief: Policy Uncertainties Could Halt Natural Gas Revolution

Unconventional gas is poised to revolutionize the world's energy future, but a number of concerns specifically as they relate to policy could easily change that scenario, International Energy Agency (IEA)…


NRG Braves Headwinds in Replacing Aging California Plant

Source: Tom Overton/POWER Carlsbad, Calif., is a laid-back coastal town in north San Diego County. Other than being the home to Legoland California, it is known mainly for its flower…


Next Generation of Gas-Fired Power Starts to Take Shape

Gas turbine manufacturers have rolled out a steady stream of incremental upgrades to their products, both large and small. But on the horizon are some potential developments that may represent…


Self-Regulating Condensate Pumps Power Austrian CHP

Courtesy: Verbund Verbund Thermal Power's combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Mellach, Austria (shown above), which commenced commercial operation in May, is the most modern, powerful, and efficient plant…


Quarterly Status Report on Global Gas Power Projects

The second installment of this new column provides a snapshot of the new projects and key project developments taking place in the global gas power sector in Q2 (April–June) 2012.…


Playing Ball

Last month, in an interesting coincidence, two wire-service stories addressing the course of fracking research came out on the same day, but with diametrically opposed themes. The first, from Bloomberg,…


Natural Gas Is a Much-Needed Tool in the Battle to Slow Global Warming

No matter how you drill it, using natural gas as an energy source is a smart move in the battle against global climate change and a good transition step on…


Pipeline Problems Cloud Future of Gas Power

In July, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that for the first time since its record-keeping began, natural gas in April reached parity with coal in electricity generation. With…


The Economics of Coal-to-Gas Switching

The coal-to-gas switching debate has been raging for months. How much is happening? How long will it last? Could switching continue to increase? Will the generators save the producers from…


Floating LNG: The New Revolution in Offshore Gas

A decade after hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, started the shale revolution and ended high natural gas prices, another revolution is set to rock the industry—Floating Liquefied Natural Gas—FLNG. It’s the…


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