While millions of New Yorkers were left without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New York University (NYU) was able to keep its buildings and facilities operating, using natural gas to produce a reliable source of electricity and heat through the process of cogeneration.
Our demands for power are continously growing. To meet expanding demand, electric utilities are turning to clean and American natural gas. Natural gas is cleaner for our environment, and it is an affordable source of power generation for both utility companies and ratepayers. Southern Company and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are two power generators that realize the value of using more natural gas and are using more of it to meet customer demands.
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Just how flexible is natural gas? Beyond powering your home heating systems, daily commute vehicles, long-haul trucks and ships at sea, America's own abundant natural gas is now being tested on the rail tracks. BNSF Railway Co., the largest railroad in the U.S. and a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, will begin testing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a locomotive fuel.
Moving trash can be dirty business. But, thanks to efforts from Waste Management, the process of keeping waste to a minimum has been getting cleaner.
All over the country, public transportation systems move hundreds of thousands of riders on a daily basis. These fleets represent a significant portion of public dollars, largely due to the unpredictable price of fuel. But now public transit systems can rely on a cleaner and more economical fuel – natural gas – thanks to our abundant domestic supply.
ANGA companies developing natural gas report the additives used in their hydraulic fracturing operations using the website FracFocus.org. Maintained by the Groundwater Protection Council (GWPC) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), this website serves as a public registry of hydraulic fracturing fluids with information on a well-by-well basis for operations on both government and private lands.
The companies that develop our domestic natural gas supplies are committed to finding ways to power their own operations with the same fuel that they produce. One company, Seneca Resources, recently embraced that challenge and announced it has converted two of its Pennsylvania drilling rigs to run on natural gas.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released findings from a review of 127 domestic water wells to determine the potential effects of natural gas production on groundwater. After analyzing water samples for major ions, trace metals and methane, USGS scientists concluded that the quality of water found in these wells is the result of natural processes.