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Advanced Energy: Wind Booms in China, Rebounds in U.S., with Full Pipeline

April 19, 2015 by Tom Plant

Advanced Energy News

China continued to deploy wind power at a remarkable rate, installing an estimated 23.3 GW in 2014, a 45% increase over 2013. China accounted for 45% of the 51 GW installed globally in 2014, representing $94.6 billion in revenue.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'We Are Now Going to Focus Our Energy Sources in Other Directions'

December 7, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Energy Sources and Choices

Gazprom will no longer move forward with the South Stream pipeline project due to European opposition. Russian President Putin made the announcement after meeting with Turkish President Erdogan, saying the countries would cooperate on the possibility of creating a gas trading hub on the Turkish-Greek border.[read more]

British Columbia Declines Oil Pipeline. Should Obama follow suit?

June 25, 2013 by Meredith Fowlie

The Northern Gateway pipeline, which could carry more than 525,000 barrels of oil per day, would link the oil sands to Asian markets and seemed like a “no-brainer”. But British Columbia sees things differently.[read more]

Playing Games with US Energy Security

January 19, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

Well, that didn't take long. The administration issued its decision denying the Keystone XL Pipeline application today, rather than using the remaining 34 days in the Congressionally mandated timeline to attempt to find a better solution. This is a prime example of what frustrates so many Americans of all political affiliations about how...[read more]

Don't Believe the Fantasy Job Claims on Keystone XL: It's Not in Our Best Interest

January 13, 2012 by Nicole Lederer

Groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable say they speak for the country’s business interests. When it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline, they most definitely do not. Nicole Lederer explains why.[read more]

Newsflash: Pipelines Are Everywhere

October 19, 2011 by Robert Rapier

Like many of you, I have been following the debate over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would bring crude from the oil sands of Canada to refineries in the U.S. I am on mailing lists covering both sides of the issue, and based on some of the e-mails I get it seems that many people don’t realize that we already have pipelines crisscrossing the U.S.[read more]

If Only Keystone XL Were A Solar Company …

September 29, 2011 by A Siegel

Life is filled with what ifs … What if I won the lottery? What if I fell off the bicycle? What if … In contemplating what has been going on with Solyndra, today’s news (for those who hear it) seems to raise one of those ‘what if’ moments: What if the Keystone XL pipeline project to move tar sands liquids to Gulf Coast refineries were...[read more]

Is Gas Transportation Infrastructure Safe?

September 26, 2011 by Rod Adams

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which is the responsible federal regulator for natural gas pipelines, has issued the report of its year long investigation of the San Bruno pipeline explosion and fire. That September 9, 2010 event, involving a pipeline located directly underneath a residential area, killed 8 members of the public, injured dozens more, destroyed 38 homes and damaged 70 more.[read more]

Natural Gas Explosion = Lessons for Smart Grid

June 19, 2011 by Christine Hertzog

An Independent Review Panel convened by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to study the causes of the September 9, 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California released its findings late last week. This tragic event caused the loss of eight lives, and scores more were impacted with losses of property and...[read more]

Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Thwarted By Shale Gas

March 9, 2011 by Michael Giberson

In February, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission made its eleventh report to the U.S. Congress on the status of efforts to build a natural gas pipeline in Alaska. The twice-annual reports are required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Three efforts to bring gas from the North Slope of Alaska to market seem to be underway:...[read more]

Nord Stream Moves Forward

March 22, 2010 by Andrew Holland

Below is a guest post from IISS-US intern Jonah Friedman.  I think he lays out the political and economic importance of the Nord Stream pipeline.  It will be interesting to see if this progress will push forward Nabucco as well.  -Andrew  The Nord Stream natural gas pipeline received a multi-billion dollar...[read more]

Shale gas supplies and the Alaska gas pipeline question

February 2, 2010 by Michael Giberson

For 30 odd years there has been talk of building a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope of Alaska into Canada and down to the lower 48 states.  For a time it seemed almost a necessity given the prospects of diminishing gas supplies in the lower 48 and the cost of competing on the world market for LNG imports.  Then, of...[read more]

Ethanol-Pipelines Soon to Come?

February 20, 2008 by KonradImielinski

A significant problem with ethanol is that it corrodes current pipelines due to its solubility in water. This makes it difficult to transport the fuel long distances as this is a hurdle the industry desperately needs to overcome. Good news, though, is that Magellan Midstream Partners - a company that pipes gasoline - is planning on...[read more]