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The U.S. Maintains Its Natural Gas Dominance

R-Squared Energy

Today I delve into the data on natural gas production and consumption. had dominated global natural gas production until the 1980s, at which time it ceded the lead to Russia. The Middle East has also grown its natural gas production at a rapid pace over the past 50 years, and was on pace to take the global lead.

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Advocates press Wisconsin regulators to reconsider natural gas plant need

Energy Central

When Jenny Van Sickle was elected to the Superior, Wisconsin, City Council in 2017, she joked that the first two calls she got were from her mother and representatives of the Nemadji Trail Energy Center, a proposed 625-megawatt combined-cycle gas-fired power plant planned for a site on the Nemadji River adjacent to her neighborhood, East End.

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Rethinking Future Investments in Natural Gas Infrastructure

GreenTechMedia

Cities and utilities across the United States are starting to reject natural gas — and not just for environmental reasons. San Jose, the tenth largest city in the country, recently joined a string of cities banning gas utility connections for new homes and buildings.

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California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts

GreenTechMedia

But the blackouts were also a side effect of the state’s increasing shift to solar power and away from natural-gas-fired generators, according to state grid operator CAISO and Wood Mackenzie analysts. CAISO’s peak demand levels over the weekend were lower than its historical highest peaks in 2006 and 2017.

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Orsted Sells LNG Unit, But Says Its Natural Gas Business Isn’t Going Anywhere

GreenTechMedia

Danish energy company Ørsted has sold off its LNG unit but will hang on to its gas trading business. The firm, previously known as Danish Oil and Natural Gas, sold its upstream fossil fuels business to Ineos in 2017 and is phasing coal out of its generation mix by 2023.

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Oil Companies Use Paid News Media Partnerships to Protect ‘Social Licence to Operate’, Documents Show

DeSmogBlog

Washington Influencers’ In an internal presentation from early 2017, BP outlined its plans for a $10 million ad campaign targeted at “D.C. Power Past Impossible’ In other 2017 emails released by the Congressional investigation, BP leadership and Jack N. BP did not immediately respond to a request for comment. opinion leaders.”

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Doctors File False Advertising Complaint Over Hidden Health Risks of Gas

DeSmogBlog

Lem is now one of the applicants in a recent false advertising complaint against the Canadian Gas Association, which has been running ads in the Globe & Mail and on Facebook describing natural gas as “clean-burning” and a “smart choice” for people’s homes. Read more about the campaign in this DeSmog story ). Source: CAPE.

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