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 [...]

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 [...]

Strong Demand for Natural Gas

Last month, the price of natural gas rose about half a percent to $4.310 per million British Thermal Units (mmBTU). This gave market analysts reason to believe that the demand for natural gas will continue to increase into this new year. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), about half of the households in the [...]

Consumer Vehicles That Run on Compressed Natural Gas

Natural gas is widely used to provide electricity to a local or regional power grid, and also to directly power some homes, but did you realize that there are also vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG)? These aren’t specially designed, LNG plant-owned vehicles, either; they’re consumer grade cars, trucks, vans, and public transportation [...]

Pennsylvania and Natural Gas: A Match Made in Heaven

Pennsylvania is home to the second largest natural gas field in the world, the Marcellus Shale formation. This massive source of energy is also a massive source of wealth for the state. The Marcellus Shale is instrumental in bringing some stability to the local economy and the workers that harvest the gas. In fact, nearly [...]

How is Natural Gas Transported?

Natural gas is a growing energy source that is providing homes and businesses with cleaner, reliable energy all over the country. But have you ever wondered how that natural gas gets to your home? On the small scale, it may seem as simple as tapping into a natural gas pipeline that goes by your home, [...]

Natural Gas . . . Vehicles?

Gasoline powered vehicles have existed for well over a century. The first gasoline powered car was road tested in 1893 by the Duryea Brothers in Springfield, Massachusetts. Since then, almost every vehicle we see on the road runs on fossil fuel. Many of them are a hybrid of fossil fuel and electricity.  But a growing [...]

Who is Henry Hub?

At first glance, the name Henry Hub might sound like some obscure comic book character from the mind of Stan Lee thanks to the alliteration! However, Henry Hub is not a comic book character, and it is not even a person. Instead, it is a noun of a different sort. Henry Hub is a thing. [...]