Natural Gas

CUERO, TX - MARCH 26: Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In US

Researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.

04/01/2015

Power crews work to restore electricity. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Area Households Pay Higher February Electric Rates Than Rest Of Country

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average price for Boston area households in February was 63 percent higher than the rest of the country.

03/26/2015

Fuel trucks at Kinder Morgan facility. (Photo by Alan Staats/Getty Images)

Energy Company IDs Shippers For Mass.-NH Natural Gas Pipeline

The Texas-based energy company that wants to build a natural gas pipeline through southern New Hampshire into Massachusetts has lined up utilities and other entities to transport the gas.

03/05/2015

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New Bedford Girl Saves Mom, Neighbors From Potential Explosion

A nine-year old New Bedford girl is being hailed as a hero.

12/11/2014

Some Western Mass. are concerned about a pipeline that could run through their communities. (WBZ-TV Photo)

Western Mass. Residents On Edge Over Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

Plans to build a natural gas pipeline through central and western Massachusetts are running into opposition from residents in the communities affected.

06/24/2014

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Sen. Markey Calls For Upgrades To Natural Gas Pipelines

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is warning that the deadly gas explosion that destroyed two buildings in New York and killed eight people shows the need to fix the aging infrastructure that delivers fuel in cities across the country.

03/15/2014

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What’s Best For The Environment: Do This, Not That

When trying to determine what is best for the environment, there are several options we are faced with. Here are some helpful and simple pointers to lead a greener lifestyle.

12/09/2013

Plymouth State University (Photo from Facebook)

Plymouth State Expects Switch To Natural Gas Will Save $500K A Year

Plymouth State University expects to reduce pollution and save $500,000 a year by switching its thermal energy plant from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas.

06/01/2013

File image of a utility pole.

Grid Chief Warns Of Future New England Power Problems

The chief executive of New England’s power grid manager warned Tuesday that a growing regional dependence on natural gas, combined with supply constraints, is threatening its ability to guarantee electricity whenever and wherever it’s needed.

03/19/2013

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Government Forecasts Record-High Home Heating Costs This Winter

The prediction of a colder winter than last year means heating your home is going to cost more. In fact, a new government forecast predicts you could end up spending a record-high.

12/12/2012

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