| Jul 9, 2014
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:59 AM
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...
| May 28, 2014
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:47 PM
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-...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:21 PM
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.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:21 PM
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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:58 AM
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...