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President Obama Speaks and the Oil Speculators React

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Natural gas, as traded today on U.S. exchanges, is a uniquely isolated American commodity and any attempt at influencing its price, overt or otherwise, would fall under the purview of the nation's anti-trust laws and its stated prohibitions to all manner of collusion.

The Climate Post: As Half the U.S. Contemplates Hydraulic Fracturing, First Liquefied Natural Gas Export Plant Approved

Jan Mazurek | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green
Jan Mazurek

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday approved the first large-scale liquefied natural gas export terminal in the lower 48 states despite record falling gas prices.

Slow The Frack Down

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Vikram Pandit's Connecticut house has six and one half bathrooms, which is one less than the number of things you need to know today. Here they are (t...

Natural Gas -- True Game Changer

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Across the industrial landscape, a wide variety of commerce is busily switching to natural gas, and every increment means a more competitive economy, bigger profits and more jobs.

'Green News Report' - April 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama cal...

Scraping the Bottom

John Feffer | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
John Feffer

Just about every commodity we depend on is becoming scarce: oil, natural gas, key metals, rare earth elements, and even arable land. As a result, like greedy little kids with a cookie jar, we are scraping the bottom to get all that remains.

Energy and Earthquakes: A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that the increase in earthquakes is specifically tied to the growing practice of using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to release oil and gas from shale and other tight formations?

Natural Gas -- A Botched Opportunity

Daniel Dicker | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Energy is the lifeblood of our economy and we've come to a unique and historic place

'Green News Report' - April 12, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Better l...

Obama Administration Must Say No to Industry Loopholes in Natural Gas Fracking Standards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Now is the time to hold energy companies accountable for the pollution they create. For far too long, they have run roughshod over the health and well being of American communities and ordinary people are paying the price.

'Green News Report' - April 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's offi...

The Market That's Bursting At The Seams

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- The U.S. natural gas market is bursting at the seams. So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to put th...

Fracking and El Rushbo

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Andrew Reinbach

How the gas industry got itself in this fracking mess has a lot in common with how Rush Limbaugh's sneers about Sandra Fluke's contraception may have cost the Republicans the November elections.

Carbon Capture and Storage: A Fresh Look at Storage and Other Issues

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

New research concludes we've got space to store carbon, but other issues remain.

'Green News Report' - April 5, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama pus...

North Sea Well Blow-out Spikes Carbon Emissions

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok. Déjà vu? Not quite, but certainly some echoes of BP's Deepwater Horizon incident from two years ago. On March 25, the...

'Green News Report' - April 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Biden sla...

Gas Industry Spin Can't Cover Up Air, Water Problems Caused by Fracking

Paul Gallay | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

Fracking and its impact on public health, in particular our children's health, is a serious issue that calls for swift action -- action that the gas industry repeatedly tries to block.

To Protect Americans' Health, Oppose Expanded Fracking Until Stronger Safeguards Are in Place

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

While no energy development can be completely safe, drilling and fracking can be made safer than current operations. But this is only possible if the state and federal governments adopt and enforce much stronger laws and standards.

'Green News Report' - March 29, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another b...

Shale Oil "Flaring" Is Dirty Secret of U.S. Oil Boom

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

My question in response would be this: Given business, reputational, environmental and other risks, can't the industry figure out a way to successfully capture this perfectly usable gas at a profit?

The Fracking Plot Thickens: Are Gas Leases on Thin Ice?

Kyle Rabin | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Kyle Rabin

Most people would agree that fracking comes with an assortment of environmental risks given that it's a heavy industrial activity; in this case an activity that introduces hazardous substances into people's backyards. What's less clear is the regulatory and legal landscape.

'Green News Report' - March 27, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Warning -...

Obama's March Madness

Michael Brune | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Spring is in the air -- but has the president really fallen madly in love with dirty energy? As usual, the answer is complicated.

Obama's 'All-Of-The Above' Energy Policy Leaves Much Off The Table

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

What should have been said by our president is that this government is moving heaven and earth to convert our transportation fleet from gasoline and diesel to being powered by compressed natural gas.