How many natural gas vehicles are there in Pennsylvania?

Seems like a simple question doesn’t it.  All the talk, buzz and policy swirling around the future of natural gas you would think someone would have information on the total number of natural gas vehicles currently in use in Pennsylvania.  I could not easily find anyone with a guestimate even which I thought is . . . → Read More: How many natural gas vehicles are there in Pennsylvania?

Vegetable Oil vs. Natural Gas

The Wall Street Journal has a pretty comprehensive look at the whys… and why nots… of using natural gas as an automobile fuel in the US.  See:  America, start your natural gas engines. by Tom Fowler.

Worth a read since so much of the hope for natural gas markets.. and thus natural gas prices.. . . . → Read More: Vegetable Oil vs. Natural Gas

In Pittsburgh: Old is always new again

So Pittsburgh is being chosen as a center for energy education because.  Something new? No, we have long… very long… been Energy-Burgh.

and I see the news is catching up to this announcement from earlier in the week..  We are even a leader in….. Propane?  So we may have more sedans on the streets . . . → Read More: In Pittsburgh: Old is always new again

Close Encounters of the First Kind

So last week I tweeted that I have yet to see a natural gas vehicle being fueled at the new station which opened up in the Strip District last year to a certain fanfare.

So I was about to compose a post aimed at ferreting out whether there are any owners of non-fleet natural . . . → Read More: Close Encounters of the First Kind

Shale Past - Shale Future

While shale development is even more in the news than normal…. Here is something worth reading carefully.

One of the biggest players in the whole shale gas play to date has been Chesapeake Energy.  Everyone should read Chesapeake’s October investor presentation.  I spent just enough time on Wall Street to not really take investor . . . → Read More: Shale Past – Shale Future

Rick Mills: Which Stocks Will Win Race to Feed a Power-Hungry World?

Uranium and potash prices seem to be inversely correlated lately: As potash prices reach their highest levels, uranium prices have suffered. But Richard (Rick) Mills, host of Ahead of the Herd online and editor of the Ahead of the Herd newsletter, believes the prospects for both industries are bright. In this exclusive interview . . . → Read More: Rick Mills: Which Stocks Will Win Race to Feed a Power-Hungry World?

Chen Lin: Capitalize on Oil Stock Fluctuations

Chen Lin is a successful resource investor who loves energy equities because he can uncover treasures still hidden from the very markets that will later recognize their value and bid them up. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Chen shares names of some of his favorite positions currently boosting his portfolio.

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Measuring Inflation Better

In India, inflation measurement is commonly done using year-on-year growth rates. The change in a price index from March 2009 to March 2010 shows the average rate of change over the 12 intervening months. But the most important thing to focus on is the point-on-point change seen in January, February and March. Computing this . . . → Read More: Measuring Inflation Better

Why Ethanol Alone Won’t Solve U.S. Energy Problems

Although it’s debatable whether transforming a percentage of the U.S. corn crop into ethanol is responsible for recent hikes in global food prices, even the most enthusiastic industry supporter must admit that, in the long run, domestically-produced ethanol is not a viable substitute for 100% of the crude oil currently being imported.

Ethanol proponents . . . → Read More: Why Ethanol Alone Won’t Solve U.S. Energy Problems