Natural gas

Home heating fuel trucks. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Natural gas industry struggles to keep promises

HOUSTON (AP) — America’s plan to use more natural gas to run power plants, make chemicals, drive vehicles and heat homes may not go as smoothly as expected. There’s plenty of natural gas in the ground, everyone […]

03/10/2014

A Ukrainian officer stands outside the gate of a military base at the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in Crimea, Ukraine, Saturday, March 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

4 nations urge US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to Ukraine. […]

03/08/2014

Newport Beach city seal (Newport Beach city photo)

Newport Beach to consider natural gas fire rings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Newport Beach City Council will weigh whether to install natural-gas burning fire rings on certain beaches as part of a pilot project. The Los Angeles Times reports city staff […]

11/24/2013

A Norfolk Southern Railroad train pulls transport cars full of coal near  Goodfield, Ill., on Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

US carbon dioxide pollution down 3.8 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States cut its energy-related carbon dioxide pollution by 3.8 percent last year, the second biggest drop since 1990, the Department of Energy said Monday. The only recent year with a […]

10/21/2013

Home heating fuel trucks. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

How to blunt effect of higher heating bills

NEW YORK (AP) — After two years of flat or lower fuel prices, many residents will pay sharply more to heat their homes this winter, according to government forecasts out this week. There are a […]

10/11/2013

Delivery truck driver Donald Whitacre, of Gore, Va., returns to his truck after pumping 200-gallons of home heating oil into a customer's tank during heavy snowfall in Winchester, Va. (AP Photo/The Winchester Star, Jeff Taylor, File)

Government predicts most heating bills will increase this winter

The government forecast Tuesday that most households will pay more for heat this winter. Heating oil users will catch a slight break, but still pay near-record prices to keep warm. Prices for natural gas, electricity […]

10/08/2013

Workers at a natural gas well site

2 Los Angeles councilmen urge ban on fracking

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles City Council members are urging a ban of the hydraulic fracturing of underground rock formations to reach oil reserves because of environmental risks. The Los Angeles Times […]

09/04/2013

Expert: Ky. earthquake not from mining

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Geologists say the 4.3 magnitude earthquake that shook eastern Kentucky over the weekend was too deep to be induced by the region’s underground mining activity. The epicenter was about 10 miles […]

11/12/2012

Conservation groups sue Calif. agency over fracking

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Conservation groups are suing the California’s oil and gas drilling regulators over hydraulic fracturing, charging officials with failing to properly study environmental impacts of the practice as required under state laws. […]

10/16/2012

Heating costs to rise this winter as cold returns

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans will pay more to heat their homes this winter as they feel something they didn’t feel much of last year: cold. The Energy Department said Wednesday that heating bills will […]

10/10/2012

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