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  • Natural gas utilities restock after bitter winter drains supplies

    Four thousand feet below central Illinois, Peoples Gas is pumping natural gas into a vast underground sandstone formation, stockpiling supply for another Chicago winter. The sandstone — its tiny pores trap and hold the gas — serves as the...
  • In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames

    In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames
    Frank and Wanda Leppell once lived on a quiet cattle ranch in the middle of a rolling prairie, the lowing of cattle and the chirping of sparrows forming a pleasant soundtrack to their mornings. No more. Not since the pasture they began leasing in 2009...
  • Mayor at center of Dakota oil boom is optimistic about troubles

    As new mayor of one of the nation's fastest-growing small cities, Howard Klug must steer Williston, N.D., through traffic woes, high rents and an increase in crime. The oil boom in the Williston Basin has brought with it thousands of people from out of...
  • EPA greenhouse gas rule may lay new bet on future natural gas supplies

    The Obama administration's ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants 30% by 2030 is laying another big bet on future U.S. natural gas supplies. The boom in U.S. production, the result of hydraulic fracturing and...
  • FPL seeks approval to invest in producing natural gas

    FPL seeks approval to invest in producing natural gas
    First, Florida Power & Light Co. switched most of its power plants from oil to natural gas. Now, FPL wants to invest in producing natural gas to obtain that fuel more cheaply for its operations. The utility Wednesday asked regulators to approve...
  • Russia, China sign natural gas deal, cementing friendship

    Russia and China signed a landmark $400-billion natural gas deal Wednesday, sealing their friendship at a time when both are unpopular in their neighborhoods and at odds with the United States. Russian President Vladimir Putin desperately needed to seal...
  • The case for coal

    The case for coal
    There have been more people who have stood on the moon than where you're going," says Dave Dillon, safety representative at Deep Mine 41, operated by Alpha Natural Resources in the southwestern corner of Virginia. Dillon is a third-generation miner, but...
  • U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

    U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
    As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts. A fifth of all power-...
  • Clean Energy hopes natural-gas-powered autos fuel its first profit

    Clean Energy hopes natural-gas-powered autos fuel its first profit
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the Seal Beach company that builds and operates natural-gas filling stations for some of the nation's biggest bus and truck fleets, is banking on corporate customers to buy more clean-energy vehicles this year. Executives...
  • Planet-warming methane leaking at higher rate, study finds

    Planet-warming methane leaking at higher rate, study finds
    Federal regulators are missing about 14 million metric tons of greenhouse gas in their annual inventory, most of which likely comes from the nation's growing natural gas industry, according to a new study. But despite the higher estimate of methane...
  • Vandalism may have caused natural gas leak in Playa del Rey

    Vandalism may have caused natural gas leak in Playa del Rey
    A natural gas leak Monday at a storage facility in Playa del Rey may have been caused by vandals, authorities said. The leak was reported around 12:30 a.m. at a natural gas storage well at 8100 Falmouth Ave., Southern California Gas Co. spokeswoman...