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05.06.15

Duke Energy buys 7.5% stake in $3 billion natural gas pipeline

Charlotte-based Duke Energy has bought a 7.5 percent stake in the proposed $3 billion, 500-mile Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline that will run through Alabama, Georgia and Florida in order to supply the growing demand for natural gas in those states.

 

05.05.15

Carolinas clear first federal permits for oil surveys

State regulators in both Carolinas have signed off on their first federal permits to allow companies to conduct seismic testing for oil and natural gas off the Carolinas coast - subject to some conditions.

 

05.04.15

Carolinas regulators clear first permits for oil surveys

State regulators in the Carolinas have, with conditions, signed off on initial federal permits allowing companies to conduct seismic testing for oil off the Atlantic coast.

 

04.29.15

America's Good News Energy Story

The U.S. is set to reap big strategic rewards from the fracking revolution.

 

04.29.15

LoneStar Energy Fabrication Completes Work on $5.1 Billion Big Foot Project

The 4,600HP, modular, extended tension-leg platform is the industry's largest and will operate in the Bigfoot oil and gas field, 225 miles south of New Orleans at a depth of 5,200 feet.

 

04.14.15

Offshore testing not the danger to sea life many claim

Seismic testing off the Atlantic coast, a critical step in opening the waters off the Carolinas and Virginia to oil drilling, isn't as dangerous for marine life, such as this North Atlantic right whale, as some fear, according to a University of South Carolina professor.

 

04.08.15

Stand Up and Be Heard Veterans Rally, Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina Energy Forum joined Vets4Energy and other statewide veterans groups to recognize veterans in South Carolina. 250 attended.

 

04.02.15

GE's New Gas Turbines Are State of the Art...

Good info about natural gas powered electrical turbines (i.e. - newest can be 61 percent efficient). "The first natural gas-fired turbine for US power generation and one of today's state-of-the-art designs currently live a couple hundred yards apart on GE's massive 413-acre Greenville, South Carolina campus. The fact that both machines convert natural gas into electricity is pretty much where the similarities end."

 

03.30.15

Methane in drinking water unrelated to fracking, study suggests

Fracking doesn't appear to be allowing methane to seriously contaminate drinking water in Pennsylvania, a new study finds - contrary to some earlier, much publicized research that suggested a stronger link.

 

03.24.15

Fracking Rule Could Slow Energy Revolution

Onshore production of natural gas in federal areas fell 21.6 percent. The reason is federal policy. In contrast, state and private lands production increased 57.4 percent.