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ELECTRIC MILESTONE

For decades, coal has been the dominant energy source for generating electricity in the United States. The EIA is now forecasting that 2016 will be the first year that natural gas-fired generation will exceed coal generation in the United States on an annual basis.

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NATURAL GAS SUPPLY LIKELY TO KEEP PRICES IN U.S. LOW FOR YEARS

The U.S. may have far more natural gas than anyone imagined, all reachable at a profit even with today’s bargain-basement prices. Experimental wells in Louisiana by explorers including Comstock Resources Inc. and Chesapeake Energy Inc. are proving highly lucrative thanks to modern drilling techniques and the sheer volume of fossil fuels that can be coaxed… read more

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EPA PROPOSED HUGE METHANE LIMITS

The Environmental Protection Agency released proposed standards Tuesday for reducing methane and other pollutants from oil and gas operations in the U.S.  The rules require extensive cutting of methane emissions, finding and repairing leaks at oil and gas wells and capturing natural gas emitted from hydraulic fracturing, USA Today reports.

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SHELL TO BUY BRITISH NATURAL GAS PRODUCER

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has agreed to buy British gas producer BG Group PLC for $69.7 billion in cash and stock, the companies announced Wednesday. The move gives the oil giant Shell a greater stake in natural gas markets in the wake of tumbling oil prices.

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RENEWABLE FUELS

California hopes to meet its Low Carbon Fuel Standard goals through 2020 by gaining a significant share of increasing US production of biodiesel, renewable diesel and natural gas, as well as attracting lower carbon intensity ethanol, the California Air Resources Board said Thursday

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WESTBOUND GAS

GROWMARK Energy says the first westbound natural gas flows begin on Rockies Express Pipeline. They says a newly built compressor station will allow gas from the eastern production zone to be delivered to points west in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

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EPA STRIKES AGAIN

The Environmental Protection Agency today released a draft rule to regulate carbon emissions from hundreds of fossil-fired power plants across the U.S. Coal-fired power plants currently produce 39% of the nation’s electricity. Plants fired by natural gas produced about 27%, nuclear plants 19%, and renewables including hydro, wind, and solar produced 13%.

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