Were you aware that natural gas will be the driving energy in 900 of the next 1000 United States power plants? (Source: U.S. Department of Energy Website, 2008.) With alternate energy rising to the fore in all considerations of energy, will we still need natural gas next year? How about the year after? Does it serve any purpose to even consider it?We already have an existing utility infrastructure for domestically produced and readily available natural gas. You may not be aware that it also is becoming increasingly popular as a transportation fuel.The United States Department of Energy lets us know that its Office of Fossil Energy spends a great deal of time and resources in the research and development of the technologies in the areas of natural gas supply, delivery, reliability, and utilization. The Department of Energy uses the Strategic Center for its work with industry helping to promote and develop the technologies supporting natural gas.The department also has the Natural Gas and Petroleum Import and Export Office. This office operates under Section three of the Natural Gas Act of 1938. Its purpose is to regulate natural gas imports and exports. It also supervises the Office of Fossil Energy’s international… Read full this story
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