Glacial Energy Blog

Fire in Ice

Freezer burn takes on a whole different meaning when it is applied to the peculiar characteristics of methane hydrate. Methane hydrate looks just like ice and is created when methane gas and water are fused together by the immense pressure that exists beneath the ocean floor, or in the permafrost of the polar regions. What [...]

The Pros and Cons of Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it’s commonly known as, is the method used to drill into natural gas-rich shale rock. Natural gas has been seen as the transition fuel for the United States, moving from fossil fuels to more efficient and renewable energy sources. There are several benefits to using natural gas to fuel the [...]

2040: The Year Natural Gas Reigns

Coal has been the leading fuel for energy production for hundreds of years, but the Energy Information Administration believes natural gas will fill that role by the year 2040. Current production trends show gas taking 35% of the electricity market compared to the projected 32% for coal. This brings with it some good news and [...]