natural gas

CUERO, TX - MARCH 26: Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Natural Gas Surpasses Coal As Biggest US Electricity Source

Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this year, a milestone that has been in the making for years as the price of gas slides and new regulations make coal more risky for power generators.

07/13/2015

CUERO, TX - MARCH 26: Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In US

Researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.

04/01/2015

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Md. Bill Would Hold Gas Drilling Companies Strictly Liable

A measure under consideration by state lawmakers would hold natural gas drilling companies liable for damages in Maryland.

02/25/2015

Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Dominion Natural Gas Exports Plan Gets Federal OK

Dominion Energy received federal approval late Monday to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

09/30/2014

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Dozens Arrested Protesting ‘Fracking’ at Planned Md. Gas Plant

More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas.

07/14/2014

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Regulators: No Major Impact in Gas Exports Plan

Federal regulators concluded Thursday that Dominion Energy’s proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would pose “no significant impact” on the environment — a positive step for the company.

05/15/2014

A 495-megawatt Alamitos natural gas-fired power station in Long Beach, Calif. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Power Plant OK’d For Loudoun County

Virginia regulators have approved plans to build a 750-megawatt natural gas-fired generating facility in Loudoun County.

05/14/2014

Remnants of a house that burned and collapsed in East Baltimore, killing a child. (credit: George Mesthos/Getty Images)

Baltimore House Fire, Boy’s Death Caused by Natural Gas Explosion

A fire department investigation concludes that a natural gas explosion caused a fire that heavily damaged an east Baltimore rowhouse and caused a wall to collapse onto the street, killing a boy who was walking by.

03/06/2014

Dominion Virginia Power. (Photo credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

4 Arrested in Frederick, Md., Protest of Dominion

Four people face criminal charges for blocking a Frederick courthouse entrance to protest Dominion Resources’ plan to export natural gas.

03/06/2014

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Study: Nearly 6,000 Natural Gas Leaks Found in D.C.

A new report has found nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks in Washington, D.C., including 12 in manholes where high methane levels posed a risk of explosion.

01/16/2014

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