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Coal vs Natural Gas

Coal vs Natural Gas

A common Google search these days is “coal vs natural gas.”  This is understandable, as for the last decade, coal and natural gas have been duking it out to hold the title as the primary source of electricity in the United States.  We would all like to see faster...

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Types of Infrastructure Construction Projects

Types of Infrastructure Construction Projects

In the construction industry, there are numerous types of projects. Large-scale projects are often grouped under a subset called "Heavy Civil Construction." These typically involve infrastructure that has a significant impact on our daily lives. Infrastructure...

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Good News for Natural Gas Forecast

Good News for Natural Gas Forecast

The natural gas forecast has good news in store! The International Energy Agency (IEA) just released its annual natural gas market report, Gas 2018. This report highlights the strong position natural gas will have in the coming years.  There are three principal areas...

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Cutting Methane Leaks to Make Natural Gas Greener

Cutting Methane Leaks to Make Natural Gas Greener

Making natural gas greener was a major topic in the recent World Gas Conference 2018. It turns out that there is a very economical way of accomplishing this, by cutting methane leaks. Already, natural gas has helped reduce our total greenhouse gas emissions...

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Gas Smell in the Home: Natural Gas Safety

Gas Smell in the Home: Natural Gas Safety

Are you concerned of a gas smell in the home? With the rise of natural gas as a main source of home heating and many other applications such as gas stoves, gas fireplaces, as well as indoor fire pits, natural gas safety is not a negligible issue.  Understanding natural gas safety in the home should be something every home resident that uses natural gas has reviewed as a family and adequately planned for. In this article, we will take a look at what natural gas smells like in a house when it is leaking as well as what to expect as a proper natural gas exhaust odor. We will also examine where that nasty egg smell comes from, and what to do if you have a natural gas leak in the house.

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Are Natural Gas Leaks at Home Dangerous?

Are Natural Gas Leaks at Home Dangerous?

Many people have been concerned if natural gas leaks at home are dangerous. When asking the question, “Is natural gas safe?”, the Georgia Public Service Commission states emphatically, “Yes!”.  Yet there are natural gas precautions against asphyxiation and fires.  So why is natural gas classified as safe?  While many substances and activities are deemed safe, even the safest have resulted in health issues and death.  This is especially true when systems and equipment that control these substances break down.

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Renewable Natural Gas News: Alternative Energy Sources on the Rise

Renewable Natural Gas News: Alternative Energy Sources on the Rise

Renewable natural gas has been in the news lately as a successful alternative energy source. Although renewable natural gas (also known as RNG and biomethane) has been known for decades as a viable source of alternative energy, it has been sitting quietly in the background for the most part.  As the natural gas industry has been booming, more pipeline construction is taking place, laying the infrastructure foundation that harmonizes well with RNG.

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