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October 31, 2014 Breathing Cleaner Air to Cost Americans on Utility BillsSource: Bloomberg
U.S. electricity markets face years of higher prices as clean-air regulations shut more coal-fired power plants than earlier forecast, cutting supply and forcing producers to rely more on natural gas.
October 31, 2014 Gas wastewater likely triggered 2011 quake in Colorado: USGSSource: Reuters
Underground disposal of wastewater from gas production likely triggered a moderate earthquake in Colorado in 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in a study that may fuel debate over the impact of the U.S. energy...
October 31, 2014 U.K. Gas Drops Most in 6 Weeks After Russia-Ukraine DealSource: BloombergBusinessWeek
U.K. natural gas prices fell the most in six weeks after Russia agreed to restore flows to Ukraine after a four-month halt, reducing the risk of supply disruptions to Europe during the peak demand winter season
October 31, 2014 Easing U.S. oil export ban unlikey to raise gasoline prices: EIASource: Reuters
A government study on Thursday essentially supported the notion that easing the decades-old restriction on exporting U.S. crude was more likely to lower than raise gasoline prices for American motorists, a conclusion that could...
October 31, 2014 Gas Ready to Drop Below $3 for 1st Time in 4 YearsSource: ABC News
The average price of gasoline hit $3.00 a gallon on Friday.
October 30, 2014 Will a Breakthrough Solar Technology See the Light of Day?Source: MIT Tech Review
The power unit is a rectangular slab about the size of a movie theater screen. It’s mounted on a thick steel post, and equipped with a tracking mechanism that continuously points it at the sun. The slab is made of over 100,000...
After years of struggling against cheap natural gas prices and variable subsidies, solar electricity is on track to be as cheap or cheaper than average electricity-bill prices in 47 U.S. states -- in 2016, according to a Deutsche...
With the Clean Power Plan out for comment, a lot utilities are scurrying to figure out their game plan — or just how they would work with their state utility regulators to reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, from...
October 30, 2014 Sweet fracking: How U.S. oil boom fuels chocolate cravingSource: Reuters
U.S. chocolate demand may get an extra boost from an unlikely source this Halloween: the U.S. shale revolution. With an abundance of crude oil due to the country's fracking boom pushing average U.S. retail gasoline prices to...
October 30, 2014 Royal Dutch Shell’s Adjusted Earnings Rose in Third QuarterSource: NY Times
LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday that earnings for the third quarter rose as it started to benefit from cost-cutting and from its large liquefied natural gas business.
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