Natural Gas

Over the last few years, oil production has spiked in the U.S., with help from states such as Wyoming and Colorado. And the boom brought a nearly 50 percent increase in natural gas flaring between 2017 and 2018, according to the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, which is managed by the World Bank.

Firefighters suspect falling snow and ice caused a natural gas explosion at a home in Colorado's mountains.

The explosion and resulting fire destroyed the home in Breckenridge early Wednesday. Two men who were sleeping inside survived but were taken to hospitals. One suffered a broken arm and burns while the other had a back injury.

Dozens of residents of a community in Eagle County have been allowed to return to their homes after being evacuated the night before because of a gas leak.

The Vail Daily reports that a construction worker ruptured a natural gas line at about 5 p.m. Thursday at Edwards, which is located along Interstate 70 west of Vail.

A new study shows US greenhouse gas emissions are going up. The natural gas boom is partially to blame. It’s a big industry in our region.

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Nine people were injured, one critically, by an apparent natural gas explosion in Denver on Tuesday, firefighters said.

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A study in the journal Science says a lot more methane is leaking from oil & gas sites than previously thought -- about 60 percent more than the current estimate from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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For years, natural gas advocates have praised  the fuel as an affordable alternative to gasoline. While some cars and trucks can utilize the fuel, it hasn't been a viable option for larger vehicles -- like semi trucks. That could soon change.

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Before heading out for its August recess, the U.S. Senate confirmed two Trump administration nominees for open seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

For the first time in nearly six months, the commission has enough members to vote on permitting major energy infrastructure projects.

Homemade Holiday Pie Or Not, You Can't Escape The Energy Costs Of Modern Food

Dec 22, 2015
Leigh Paterson / Inside Energy

Buy your holiday pie or bake your own? While there is something special about homemade, every cook knows it takes a lot of your own time and energy. On the other hand, you can let Sara Lee, Marie Callender or Pillsbury do it for you.

The modern food system gobbles up around 10-15 percent of the country's total energy pie. Much of it goes to the approximately 30,000 food processing plants in the U.S., which are bringing more and more pre-made pie dough, chopped garlic, shredded cheese, and bagged kale right to your table.

Coalbed Methane's Bust Left Wyoming On The Hook For Abandoned Wells

Sep 28, 2015
Stephanie Joyce / Wyoming Public Media

Driving around the Powder River Basin in northeast Wyoming with Jeff Gillum and Jeff Campbell is like playing Where's Waldo?

Where most people would see a yard full of heavy machinery or an unassuming patch of prairie, Campbell and Gillum are constantly spotting coalbed methane wells. They point out the signature tan well houses everywhere: in front yards, in a parking lot, even at the driving range at the golf course.

Wyoming has almost 4,000 orphaned coal methane wells, abandoned by the companies that owned them when they went bankrupt. Now Gillum and Campbell, who work for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, are in charge of making sure they get cleaned up and plugged.

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