Further Reading

Podcast Number One – Idaho Professor Jay O’Laughlin

Today we launched a podcast to go along with the Natural Gas 102 blog.  For the first episode, I took a few minutes to review the natural gas news for the week and then I interviewed a professor from Idaho to discuss the state’s recent foray into the natural gas […]

Pennsylvania TV Station Looks at Susquehanna Pipeline Project

A Pennsylvania TV station has just completed a rather interesting series about a proposed Susquehanna pipeline project.  The Williams pipeline is called the Atlantic Sunrise Project, and it would bring additional Marcellus Shale  gas to an existing pipeline system called Transco.  The massive Transco pipeline connects the Gulf of Mexico to New York City, and […]

White House Releases Methane Plan

On March 28, 2014, the White House released a climate action plan document entitled, “Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.”  The document lays out the sources of methane pollution, articulates a plan for addressing the issue, and outlines efforts to better measure emissions. The plan addresses methane in four sectors: Landfills […]

Book Review – The Frackers

Written by Gregory Zuckerman Published by the Penguin Group November 5, 2013 The Frackers is perhaps the first real attempt at telling the human side of America’s energy boom. The book from longtime Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman is billed as the “outrageous inside story” of the wildcatters who […]

Highlights of the 2014 Annual Energy Outlook by the EIA’s Adam Sieminski

On December 16, 2013, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released an early draft of its 2014 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO).   EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski presented the report at an event hosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  This report includes the EIA’s reference case, which is […]

Sen. Murkowski Energy Plan Rollout – Feb 4, 2013

Sen. Murkowski Energy Plan Rollout – Feb 4, 2013

On February 4, 2013, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released her energy blueprint, entitled “Energy 20/20: A Vision for American’s Energy Future.”  The plan had been in the works for over a year, and she described it as a way to start […]

Sen. Landrieu Seeks Answers on Fracking and Groundwater

In May 2013, the Senate Energy Committee held a series of forums on natural gas.  The Committee leadership chose the format to encourage open discussion, and I think it did create more back-and-forth discussion than a typical hearing. I was particularly interested in one discussion at the May 23 forum, […]