The Vail Global Energy Forum, March 1 to 3, was dominated by discussions of what Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper called “the unbelievable surfeit of natural gas.” Hickenlooper, along with many gas advocates, believes that the United States has enough economically-viable gas reserves to last a century. One pay-off: old, inefficient coal plants are closing, cutting [...]
Low-priced domestic gas will roil the solar thermal technology markets.
Natural gas has has been selling at $2.50 in the U.S. at per million Btu, thanks to fracking. That’s after bouncing around between $3.50 and $5. Gas prices peaked at $13 in 2008. It’s still selling for $5 to $10 outside North America. Folks in the gas industry claim they can provide cheap fuel here [...]