Glacial Energy Blog

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 [...]

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, [...]

Water Energy Innovations

California is facing a situation where up to 12,000 megawatts of electricity generation facilities will be retired or repurposed. However, the state’s water and wastewater facilities will be able to increase reliability while decreasing the need for centralized power plants and electricity demand. How can they do all this? Water Energy Innovations, Inc. has released [...]

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. [...]

From stovetops to central heating systems- what do you know about your home’s natural gas?

Natural gas is one of the most important sources of fuel, and can be seen in our homes on a gas range stovetop, and can generate heat up to 2000°F (1093°C) making it a powerful domestic cooking and heating fuel. In the United States it is supplied to homes via pipes where it is used [...]

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