Methane, ethane and propane found in drinking water near fracking sites
June 25, 2013, 1:51 p.m. by John Platt
A new study finds that drinking water quality near Marcellus shale gas extraction sites could be compromised.
The big rigs run on natural gas
June 13, 2013, 9:15 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Frito-Lay is running more than 200 natural gas trucks and installing stations. A waste hauler in Connecticut has already pumped a million gallons of the stuff. At half the price of diesel (and with greatly reduced emissions), CNG and LNG are taking over the trucking business.
Fracking companies are exploiting the Amish, say reports
June 13, 2013, 1:58 p.m. by John Platt
The Amish religion forbids lawsuits, locking families into deals that are often not in their favor.
'Gasland' sequel premiere sparks protests, outrage
April 24, 2013, 9:34 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Director Josh Fox's follow-up to his 2010 documentary on the natural gas industry sparks drama at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Cow power: Indiana farm uses manure to fuel its dairy trucks
April 5, 2013, 3:42 p.m. by John Platt
Fair Oaks Farms now powers 42 tractor-trailers with compressed natural gas from methane, the largest project of its kind to date.
University of Tennessee gets OK for natural gas extraction on public land
March 18, 2013, 9:04 a.m. by John Platt
The school plans to fund a study on the effects of fracking by allowing the controversial extraction process to take place on 8,000 acres in Cumberland Forest.
Warren Buffett's BNSF to test natural gas-powered trains
March 7, 2013, 10:52 a.m. by John Platt
Meanwhile, increasing domestic oil production (and shipping it by rail) is expected to spur the billionaire's profits.
Gas explosion injures at least 14 in Kansas City
February 20, 2013, 9:45 a.m.
Video: Authorities are still searching for possible victims after a natural gas explosion outside a popular restaurant sparked a 5-alarm fire.
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