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“Miracle” micro method generates more power than it uses


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media A Houston power company claims to have developed a “house of the future” that can potentially generate more energy than it uses. MCOGEN Power Generation Systems Solutions says it has implemented the first commercial micro-trigeneration power supply in the home of a Texas family. Using methods employed in larger power plants, the company boasts ...

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Summer gas prices to remain steady

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By Mary Schimke | Shale Plays Media Go ahead and hop in the car! Gassing up the car for summer road trips shouldn’t cost any more than last year, according to gasoline predictions by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Prices should stay steady at around $3.57 on average for the summer driving season, topping out in May at $3.66. ...

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Small companies cautiously optimistic on natural gas drilling

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By Anna Driver HOUSTON (REUTERS)  – The winter rally in natural gas prices is creating cautious optimism among companies like Matador Resources Co and Swift Energy Co, smaller energy producers that see opportunity and future deals in a once-moribund market. Consumers pulled a record amount of gas from storage this freezing winter, leaving stockpiles at the lowest level since 2003. This has spurred expectations ...

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Houston’s oil hoard overflowing

houston ship channel

The United States’ Gulf Coast, and especially Houston, is bursting at the seams with crude oil. Stockpiles centered in the Houston area, reaching as far east as Alabama and west as New Mexico, rose to an all-time high of more than 200 million barrels during the week of April 4, according to the Energy Information Administration. The total U.S. oil ...

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Ship backlog in Houston Ship Channel falling -Pilots

oil barge houston

* Number of ships waiting to move in or out down 30 to 57 * Coast Guard stretches shipping cutoff to midnight from 6 p.m.; to resume at daylight (Adds details on shipping and cleanup of oil) (Reuters) – The backlog of ships waiting to sail in or out of the Houston Ship Channel fell on Wednesday as crews cleaned ...

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5 charged in Houston human smuggling operation

Houston human trafficking

HOUSTON (AP) — Five men, at least two of them from Mexico, are accused of using guns and threats to hold 115 people hostage in a small Houston house unless they paid ransom to continue their illegal entry into the United States. A criminal complaint from Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Andres Garcia Jr. said the people, discovered last ...

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Pipeline projects help shrink domestic oil discount

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By Adam Wilmoth, the Oklahoman  Crude oil stockpiles in Cushing are at their lowest levels in two years after new pipeline projects have begun moving oil more easily to refineries along the Gulf Coast. Despite the increased oil flow, the U.S. Energy Information Administration this week said the new pipelines — along with increasing domestic oil production — are expected to ...

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Natural gas industry ready to rebuild depleted US supply

natural gas stove

By: Eileen O’Grady HOUSTON, March 5 Wed Mar 5, 2014 5:11pm EST (Reuters) – U.S. utilities have withdrawn a record amount of natural gas from underground storage to meet heating and power needs during an extremely cold winter, but gas producers say they are confident they can rebuild inventory. “We believe North America has the capacity to supply far more natural gas than we are ...

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