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Porter Ranch gas leak dampens local businesses

Porter Ranch gas leak

It’s a Sunday afternoon and the NFL season is in high gear. But Wines of the World in Porter Ranch, a popular spot for locals to pick up football party supplies, is quiet. No customers are dropping by. A pall has settled over the tiny North San Fernando Valley community as a massive leak at Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso ...

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Landfill gases turned to compressed natural gas

In Grand Junction, Colorado, buses, garbage trucks and street sweepers run on compressed natural gas produced from a wastewater treatment plant. In Riverview, Michigan, excess gases from a landfill are being converted to CNG to power seven city vehicles. Plans are in the works to convert police cruisers to CNG, which costs about $1 per gallon. And in Louisiana, St. ...

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Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

ALBANY, Mo. — One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product out. That’s the vision of one of the largest ...

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Capturing methane at landfill a prosperous venture for Billings

Turning methane into natural gas at the Billings landfill will probably remain a profitable proposition for Billings, the Billings City Council learned Monday. Larry Oswald, the manager of business development and marketing for Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., said the city’s 2015 share of the revenue from the plant, opened in December 2010, is expected to be $250,000 — about the same ...

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New research fuels ongoing fight over methane emissions

Eleven new studies published in the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology today suggest that methane emissions in North Texas are 50 percent higher than estimates based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas inventory, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. In 2013, the EPA dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas such as methane, ...

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Industry: Helium plant shouldn’t cause more damage

JACKSON, Wyo. — A company planning to build a gas processing plant in the Wyoming Range says its proposed development shouldn’t cause further degradation to a stream network that no longer supports cutthroat trout. Representatives of the Denver firm QEP Resources are planning a gas processing plant to produce helium, methane and carbon dioxide, along with 10 new gas wells ...

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Researchers announce detailed methane study

FARMINGTON — City officials, environmentalists, industry leaders and interested people squeezed into a lecture hall at San Juan College on Friday morning to learn of researchers’ plans to more closely study levels of atmospheric methane in the Four Corners. Published in October, a study by NASA and the University of Michigan used European satellite imagery captured between 2003 and 2009 ...

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