Tag: natural gas

Seas on Titan and your heating bill

If only I could run my natural gas furnace using a little bit of the methane found on Titan, a moon of Saturn.

A tale of two stoves

My elderly aunt in Canada recently came into some money. She decided — very generously — to send part of it to each of her…

The door to hell lies in Turkmenistan

I’ve written here before about the problem of unwanted fires burning in coal deposits. Above and below ground, coal fires are a problem in both…

New lessons for an aging geologist

When I was young geology student, I learned the basics of petroleum production as they were then understood. Deep layers of sedimentary rocks, including shale,…

A New Source of Natural Gas

The name “natural gas” might be a puzzle. After all, how could there be such a thing as unnatural gas? The reason we call natural…

The Bridge Fuel

To a geologist like me, it was most notable by its absence in the political campaigns that lurched to their conclusions in November. I’m talking…

Axing a Lot of Nuclear Power Plants

Energy is the lifeblood of modern economies and there’s no more amazingly useful form of energy than electricity. That’s why I was initially startled to…