• Natural Gas And The Future Of Energy
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    Patrick Meehan Jeb WaldschmidtENGL 102-053-26-05 Natural Gas and the Future of Energy Until recently natural gas was considered the dirty brother of oil. Natural gas was often stranded and left undeveloped, often wasting it. Oftentimes natural gas was considered 'unusable' and 'worthless' compared to oil. But now that the oil is running out a new light is being shown on natural gas. Today natural gas is very much in favor as a clean fossil fuel, especially for electricity generation in industria...
  • Alternative Fuels Natural Gas
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    Ken French er 3/19/99 Chem 136 Liquid Fuels from Natural Gas We have known for a long time that eventually our oil deposits will dry up, and it would be helpful at that time if we had some kind of alternative fuel to power all of the machines that we use. Over the past two decades more oil has been pumped than has been found in the world. For this reason scientists have been looking to potential alternative fuels for the future. One of these alternative fuels may come in the form of natural gas....
  • Deregulation Of Natural Gas
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    The Deregulation of the Natural Gas Industry The main objective of my paper is to discuss the key points surrounding the deregulation of the natural gas industry. I will lead into this discussion by explaining how the industry performed during a period of regulation and what transpired forcing a change to deregulate. By definition, deregulation is the de-emphasis of governmental oversight of activities in the private sector (Understanding Deregulation, p. 4). It was believed that regulation, whi...
  • Energy Make Electric
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    Energy is the ability to do work. The two different types of energy are kinetic and potential. Kinetic energy is energy in motion and potential energy is energy that is stored. Energy is measured in units which are BTU (British thermal unit) and a joule. The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy can't be created or destroyed, but it can be changed in form. Heat is a form of energy that comes in different forms such as conduction, convection, and radiation. Conduction is when energy i...
  • Air Pollution In Australia
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    1. Identify current trends, scale and likely future sources of carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, lead, particles and photochemical oxidants... AGA notes that considerable background material is already available on this issue including the State of the Environment Report and other processes being developed through the NEC. It is important that reporting by the Inquiry take account of existing material. 2. Identify and evaluate management options for each of the identified pollu...
  • Energy Crisis United States
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    ENERGY CONSUMPTION CRISIS Energy is important to our nation for many reasons. It is a key economic driver. It offers new market opportunities for business. Providing energy to our nation has been an exciting challenge in recent years. Many changes have been constant throughout that period. The past tells Americans that predicting the specifics of the energy future for our nation with great accuracy would be unlikely. Americans get their energy from different types of resources. With all the dif...
  • Methane Rain Forests
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    Methane by Pamela The molecule, methane, is made up of one carbon and four hydrogen atoms making the compound CH 4. It is the second most important greenhouse gas. One molecule of methane is twenty times more efficient at absorbing infrared radiation than a molecule of carbon dioxide (CO 2). The amount of methane is increasing about 1% a year, faster than any other greenhouse gas. Recently, the concentration is 1. 7 parts per million (ppm), which is nearly twice of what it was a few hundred of y...
  • Uses Of Petroleum Crude Oil
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    Petroleum products are used widely in our everyday lives. They are used to power automobiles produce containers and to keep us warm. Petroleum, or crude oil is liquid composed of various organic chemicals. It is found in large quantities below the surface of Earth and is used as a fuel and as a raw material in the chemical industry. The word petroleum comes from the two Latin words "petro" and "leu m"petro" meaning rock and "leu m" meaning oil. The chemical composition of all petroleum is princi...
  • Compressed Natural Gas Cng Fuel Web
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    Compressed Natural Gas or CNG is becoming and increasingly attractive fuel for many transportation uses. One reason for the increase in interest in CNG is that the emissions of a CNG vehicle are far less than that of a gas powered engine. Other factors that make the production of CNG vehicles is that the gas prices have risen in the past couple years. Availability Natural gas is, well, natural gas-the same stuff that heats your stove or your house. It is largely produced domestically in the Uni...
  • Green House Effect Carbon Dioxide
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    The Greenhouse Effect The Earth is kept warm by it's atmosphere, which acts rather like a woolly coat - without it, the average surface temperature would be about -18 degrees Centigrade. Heat from the sun passes through the atmosphere, warming it up, and most of it warms the surface of the planet. As the Earth warms up, it emits heat in the form of infra-red radiation - much like a hot pan emits heat even after it's taken away from the cooker. Some of this heat is trapped by the atmosphere, but ...
  • Natural Gas And Pollution
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    Natural Gas, Pollution, and Our Environment In today's society there is a great need for environmental protection. Things that happened during our parents and grandparents age have caused a great concern for our ozone, our air, and our environment. You constantly hear about the many sources of pollution, but we hardly ever hear about the solutions. In this paper I will present one possible solution to the air pollution problem that has been caused by too many automobile emissions being released ...
  • New Bedford Harbor Natural Gas Plant
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    The water surrounding New Bedford harbor contains a wide variety of marine life. The building of a natural gas plant on popes island would upset the local fisherman and could possibly disrupt one of the most productive fishing industries in the country. Which netted a total of $160. 4 million of seafood was landed in new Bedford harbor in 1990 which was the top national average. The building of a natural gas plant would disturb the local fisherman who lay out lobster traps all around popes islan...
  • Todays Rising Gas Prices
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    Today's Rising Gas Prices At some point in everyone's lives, we are affected by the rising gas prices in today's economy. Natural gas is not a renewable resource, since there is a fixed amount of it trapped in the Earth. However, many people carry the misconception that there is a very limited amount of natural gas, and that we may use all of it up. This isn't true. The gas shortages of the 1970's were prompted by the government's lack of faith in the industry's ability to discover and develop n...
  • Heating Commodities Commodity Demand Price
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    Heating Commodities Jennifer Lough ery 082970 Introductory to Micro-Economics 1011-107 Dr. Pryor November 25, 1996. Back in the middle of October, the price of natural-gas had risen because a gas company was forced to shut down a pipeline due to the need for repairs. This impending shortage led to the decrease in prices for other heating commodities, as well as larger profits. The demand for energy was becoming greater and greater because it was that time of year when consumers began storing en...
  • Questar Company Risk Analysis
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    INTEROFFICE REPORT Questar Corporation: Energy Company October 6, 2004 Prepared for: S. E. Parks, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Prepared by: Cathy Caton, Accountant Three segments of Questar operations cover resources and regulated services. Follows is the risk assessment for Questar: Resources, Lack of internal control in estimating reserve (s) revenue, Financial analysis and the market, New land developments, and the Environment. Most of the company's operations are located...
  • Natural Gas Price Supply Run
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    Analysis Paper 1 The EIA predicted Midwestern Illinois families to be spending as much as 40% more on heating this year compared to last year because of higher natural gas prices. The increase in price is largely due to the reduction of natural gas supplied. In the short run, supply and demand for natural gas is relatively inelastic. The supply is inelastic because the quantity of known natural gas reserves and the capacity for natural gas extraction can not be changed in a short amount of time....
  • Discussion On Power Plants
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    Natural Gas Power Plant Natural gas is a fossil fuel that is created when decomposed plants and animals are subjected to intense heat and pressure within the earth over thousands of years. It is the carbon content in natural gas that is combusted to generate electric power. Since humans consume natural gas at a significantly higher rate than it is naturally produced natural gas is considered a nonrenewable energy source. A typical natural gas power plant is shown in Figure 1. Figure 1: Natural g...
  • Fossil Fuel Natural Gas
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    After food, fossil fuel is human's most important source of energy. There are three major fuels: oil, natural gas and coal. Oil gives us our mobility, our cars, planes, trains, trucks and boats. Natural gas is used primarily to produce heat, like gas for cooking, and industrial processes. Coal is used primarily to produce electricity. It provides us with light, and power for electronic devices. web > The reason they are called fossil fuels is because they are all made from decayed plants and an...
  • Alternate Fuels Jennifer Natural Gas
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    Jennifer All ers 090-68-7611 Dr. Jackson Chem 2020 Alternate Fuels Demand for gasoline has been the driving force in utilization and depletion of crude petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource. In recent years, tendencies have just begun to, at times, favor alternative fuels to power autos. Many possible alternative fuels exist, certainly not without their drawbacks. These alternatives include, but are not limited to, various batteries coupled with solar power, alcohols, gasohol's, and both ...
  • Alternative Fuel Sources Lines
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    Lines and lines of pumps decorate the elaborate design of a gas station in the year 2030. As a new customer coasts up to the filling station, he notices that in addition to the usual 20 th century choices – regular, super, and premium gasoline – there are four additional choices: ethanol, natural gas, hydrogen, and even electricity? No, this isn t a page from a futuristic comic book, but instead an accurate prediction of what a gas station might look like in 30 years. Pollution is an...