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Kinder Morgan funds “astroturf” campaign

If you’re reading this blog, you know what a grassroots movement looks like. It’s a group of just plain ordinary folks who develop concerns about an issue that impacts their lives, their families, and their communities. They meet with other like-minded individuals. They discuss the issues. They educate themselves. They blog, tweet, and Facebook with their friends. They write letters to the elected officials…

Can LNG save us from a new pipeline?

GDF Suez is an international energy company that runs the Distrigas LNG import terminal in Everett, Massachusetts. Earlier this year, GDF Suez was touting LNG as a bridge to whatever pipeline infrastructure is eventually approved. More recently, they’ve been From the company’s website: The Everett Marine Terminal has been operating longer than any other LNG import terminal in the United States.…

Is natural gas really cleaner than oil?

Just like natural gas is cheaper than oil if you’re using a simple and short-sighted analsysis, it is also cleaner than oil if you’re just counting the CO2 emissions from burning it as fuel. But that comparison ignores the fact that natural gas itself is a powerful greenhouse gas that vents during the manufacturing process, gets blown out of compressors during the transportation process, and leaks during the distribution process…

Is natural gas really cheaper than oil?

The price of commodities like natural gas and oil are determined by supply and demand. While oil production in the United States has been stagnant, we’ve seen a huge increase in natural gas production. Despite the controversial nature of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, we’re doing 20 to 30 times as much of it now as we used to just a few years back…