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Promoting the Use of Natural Gas
April 16, 2013 |

Marvin Odum, president of Shell Americas, says that natural gas producers should promote the use of their fuel by using it to power their equipment and supporting LNG export to higher-price markets.

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Natural Gas Use in Power Generation is Down?
September 25, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
Most people are assuming that the use of natural gas for electric power generation was higher during early 2013 than during 2012. In fact, total natural gas use for power generation in the United States was down 14% - The reason: the price of natural gas relative to the price of coal.

Apache Powers Fracking with Natural Gas
January 11, 2013 |
Apache Corporation reports that they expect to cut fuel costs by 40% and favor domestic energy as they use natural gas to power their hydraulic fracturing equipment.

Interactive Energy Map of the United States
March 2, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration has an interactive energy map that allows you to discover the locations of facilities such as natural gas power plants, petroleum refineries, natural gas pipelines, LNG import/export terminals and much more. The choropleth map below shows the photovoltaic solar potential of the 48 states with solar power plants plotted as yellow dots.

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