“After the Boom in Natural Gas” – New York Times, 20 October 2012

Stemming from the desire to no longer depend on foreign oil, the US tapped into its own natural resources; now, the US is experiencing a natural gas boom. Gas companies are using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract natural gases … Continue reading

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Natural Gas

Flammable gas, consisting largely of methane and other hydrocarbons, occurring naturally underground and used as fuel. See tagged entries.

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“US is Overtaking Russia as Largest Oil-and-Gas Producer” – Wall Street Journal, 2 October 2013

Over the last few months, we have been reporting on the US’s rise to energy independence; now, the US is gradually passing Russia as the biggest global producer of oil and natural gas. Natural gas tapped from US shale formations has … Continue reading

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“Trash Into Gas? An Army Test May Tell” – New York Times, 18 August 2013

Sacramento-based renewable energy company Sierra Energy has created a waste gasification product, called the FastOx Pathfinder, that turns garbage into gold. The FastOx — a converted blast furnace – cranks up the heat on trash, without combusting; the trash then produces hydrogen and carbon … Continue reading

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