geologyMcAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

Geology News
Earth Science Current Events


Natural Gas Liquids Prices Were Down in 2012
January 24, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

“Spot prices for ethane and propane were near or below the bottom of the 2006-10 range in the second half of 2012. Propane’s average 2012 spot price was almost 32% below its 2011 average price, and ethane’s price was nearly 48% below.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration.


  Related Stories

Natural Gas Liquids Prices
October 19, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
At higher production levels the prices of most natural gas liquids are at about the same level as they were 12 months ago.

Why Are Gasoline Prices Rising?
February 26, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
"The average U.S. retail price for regular motor gasoline is up about 45 cents per gallon since the start of 2013, reaching $3.75 per gallon on February 18. The rise in gasoline prices is partly due to higher crude oil prices. However, most of the increase in the pump price of gasoline reflects an increase in the gasoline crack spread, the difference between the wholesale price of gasoline and the price of crude oil." Quoted from the Energy Information Administration.

US Shale Keeping Energy Price Down
December 3, 2013 | Bloomberg, The Telegraph, Reuters
Today's news has several stories that explain how oil and natural gas from shales are moderating energy prices for consumers. Bloomberg: Marcellus gas eliminates a regional price premium in the Northeast. The Telegraph: Low cost ethane helps British manufacturers Reuters: Shale oil will moderate oil prices in 2014


We are constantly looking for interesting items related to geology and general science. When we find something interesting we share it here. Bookmark this page and visit often. You can also receive our news for free by RSS feed or email. We publish updates three or four days per week.





© 2005-2013 Geology.com. All Rights Reserved.
Images, code and content of this website are property of Geology.com. Use without permission is prohibited. Pages on this site are protected by Copyscape.