Monthly Archives: July 2016

Burning Underground Coal for Gas – Blessing or Curse – UK Debates

UCG has caused groundwater contamination, subsidence, accidents due to the sinking of land in the area and toxic waste spreading where it has been deployed in Australia, South Africa, and the US. There is an evidence of safety standards problems encountered recently in Queensland, Australia. Continue reading

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Increased Usage of Natural Gas for Power Generation in the USA – Blessing or Curse

Natural gas-fired electricity generation was always second to coal-fired power plants in the USA in terms of the megawatts generated from the respective fuel.

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Convert Gas Flaring Heat to Power Using Thermoelectric Material

Alphabet Energy from California has developed a technology that uses the heat generated from gas flaring to generate electricity – a flare combustor – Power Generating Combustor as it is named. Continue reading






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Mexico Relying More on Natural Gas For its Energy and Economic Reforms

There are more than 14 pipeline projects in Mexico costing $7.4bn and running for 2,360 miles across the country. Mexico’s natural gas sector expected to expand in length by over 90% in the next three years and will have 13-15,000 miles of gas pipelines. Continue reading






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Helium Shortage Fear May Ease with Discovery in Tanzania’s East African Rift Valley

Helium He2, is a very critical element used in various industries such as MRI machines, water manufacturing, welding as well in some medical activities. The word helium comes from the Greek word meaning the sun (helios). Continue reading






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