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  • Natural Gas Into Useful Electricity
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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...
  • Enron Two Hundred And Fifty Million Dollars
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    Trip Winkel Finance 303 May, 27 2005 Dr. NamoratoThe Enron Scandal Enron was established in 1930 as Northern Natural Gas Company and joined with three other companies to undertake this industry. The four companies eventually began to break apart between 1941 and 1947 as a result of a public stock offering. In 1979, Northern Natural Gas was placed under new management when it was bought by Inter North Inc. In 1985, Kenneth Lay, CEO of Houston Natural Gas Company devised a transaction for Inter No...
  • Deregulation Of The Natural Gas Industry
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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...
  • Gas Prices And Production
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    Cause and Effects on Today's Rising Gas Prices 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 new reserves, not by lack of gas supply. The unfortunate impression left by ...
  • Australia's Gaseous Transport Fuels Industry
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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...
  • Coal As The Worlds Major Energy Source
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    Throughout the entire history of mankind, the technological advancements that civilisations have made have always been tied in with the development of energy sources. The first human energy technology was fire, along with human labour as the major energy source. This has bee supplemented by animals for agriculture and transportation since at least the dawn of agriculture some 10,000 years ago. Wind and waterpower for milling grain have also been used nearly as long. The development of the steam ...
  • Lakes For Oil And Natural Gas
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    Around the mitten shaped state of Michigan, five gigantic lakes encompass the coast. Providing a spot for vacationers, fisherman, and much wildlife, the Great Lakes are the pride and joy of Michigan. The history of the lakes stretches back thousands of years, where glaciers carved the lakes out of bedrock. These lakes provided a surplus of food and access to easy travel for settlers hundreds of years ago. People around the Great Lakes area appreciate the diversity of wildlife, scenery, and rarit...
  • Its Enron Oil Gas Co
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    Before filing for bankruptcy in 2001, Enron Corporation was one of the largest integrated natural gas and electricity companies in the world. It marketed natural gas liquids worldwide and operated one of the largest natural gas transmission systems in the world, totaling more than 36,000 miles. It was also one of the largest independent developers and producers of electricity in the world, serving both industrial and emerging markets. Timeline Enron began as Northern Natural Gas Company, organiz...
  • One Molecule Of Methane
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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 ye...
  • Crude Oil And Natural Gas
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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
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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 Unit...
  • High Carbon Fuels To Natural Gas
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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 ...
  • Tankers From The 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 island...
  • Price Of Natural Gas
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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...
  • Decrease In Prices For Other Heating Commodities
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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 ene...
  • Questar Gas And Its Management
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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 ...
  • Supply And Demand For Natural Gas
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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....
  • 300 Natural Chlorine
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    Chlorine, symbol Cl, is a greenish-yellow gaseous element. In group 17 of the periodic table, chlorine is one of the halogens. The atomic number of chlorine is 17. Chlorine is a greenish yellow gas, which combines directly with nearly all elements. It is a gas at normal temperature and pressure, but because it is highly reactive it is not found as a gas in nature. Instead, it appears as naturally occurring organochlorine compounds and salts. It is commonly found as NaCl (solid or seawater). The ...
  • Natural Gas Power Plant Natural Gas
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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...
  • Natural Gas And Coal
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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 anima...

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