Aquion powers ahead with its safe, simple energy storage batteries
MT. PLEASANT – When Dr. Jay Whitacre set out to expand on the promise of solar and wind energy, he decided to take a simple approach to a critical challenge: finding an efficient way of storing the excess energy produced by the renewables for later use.
IMF expects $500B revenue loss for Mideast oil exporters
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and should brace for even deeper losses of around $500 billion this year, the International Monetary Fund said April 25.
125 square miles off New York coast dedicated for wind power
NEW YORK – Federal officials on March 16 dedicated more than 125 square miles in the waters off the coast of Long Island for the development of commercial wind energy, pushing forward a renewable energy proposal initially created by New York utilities.
EIA: Gas liquids production seen increasing through 2017
U.S. production of hydrocarbon gas liquids – a group of products including ethane, propane, butanes and natural gasoline – is expected to increase from 3.86 million barrels per day in 2015 to 4.33 million b/d in 2017, according to the Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook.
A lesson from Good Ol’ Charlie Brown
Linus Van Pelt, you recall, is the intellectual kid with the blue security blanket as well as Charlie Brown’s best friend in the comic strip, “Peanuts.” Linus believes in The Great Pumpkin, who comes each Halloween to “the most sincere pumpkin patch” to deliver gifts. Every year Linus promotes The Great Pumpkin to his friends, only to be disappointed when it unfailingly fails to appear.
Scope of America’s fuel porfolio brings us ever closer to energy independence
For the past three decades, members of the North American Coalbed Methane Forum have met annually to discuss the progress of this method of extracting gas from coal seams that can become a part of America’s natural gas supply.
Shortening the political lag time
Well drillers employ a technique called mud logging. It creates a vertical picture – a log – of rock formations encountered during drilling by identifying the pieces of rock brought to the surface in the drilling mud. But because there is a time lag between when the drill first encounters a rock layer and when pieces of it reach the surface, the log has to be “lagged,” or adjusted, to account for the lag – otherwise the log will not be accurate.
As oil slides, many determined to stay put in North Dakota
WILLISTON, N.D. – Kennedy Mugemuzi is done moving. After leaving Congo to live in Nashville for a few years and then coming to North Dakota for the opportunities of the oil boom, he is among the many staying put in Williston — even though depressed crude prices have spurred an exodus of thousands of drillers and others seeking new prospects elsewhere.
Panel sees massive changes, investment for power grid
Dianne Anderson’s Nest thermostat lets her remotely change the temperature of her Morgantown, W.Va., condo whenever she wants, keeping the unit at 55 degrees when she’s away until she tells it to increase the temperature to 68 degrees when she’s on her way home.