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Vogtle expansion could signal future of nuclear industry

...guarantees were developed in 2005 as an incentive to help build nuclear reactors, but several other projects stalled as natural gas prices plunged.The Vogtle project is closely watched by other utility companies as the nation pushes to diversify its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-08/vogtle-expansion-could-signal
Natural gas prices stable, suppliers say

Despite a winter in which Augusta's temperature reached a new record low, natural gas providers say prices remain relatively stable.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-27/natural-gas-prices-stable-sup
Regulators want to hire staff to watch Vogtle costs

...constructed in the United States. Two plants using the same technology are being built in China.Instead, falling natural gas prices made new U.S. plants uneconomical. Meanwhile, construction costs have jumped. Georgia Power reports that its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-25/regulators-want-hire-staff-wa
New generation of nuclear workers entering field

...matches her peers. Despite uncertainties in the industry where new nuclear reactors have been stymied by falling natural gas prices, she's confident nuclear is clean, safe and promises job stability."If they never ever built another nuclear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-01/new-generation-nuclear-worker
Energy Secretary Moniz visits Vogtle to finalize loan guarantee

...debt if the company defaults, were developed in 2005 as an incentive to help build new nuclear reactors. Plunging natural gas prices have stalled other proposed nuclear projects.The $14 billion reactors under construction at the Burke County site...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-20/energy-secretary-moniz-visits
National shortages lead to propane gas price hike

...natural gas cost homeowners $1.80 per therm."Still no changes in the marketplace," Lewis said of Georgia Natural Gas prices.In Novemeber, Lewis reported prices as low as 52 cents per therm.SCANA Energy officials said its commodity price...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-27/shortages-lead-propane-gas-pr
Faux environmentalists allowing more pollution by fighting nuclear

...indecisive regulation, the utility did what any good business entity would do ? it took advantage of record-low natural gas prices and replaced the emission-free nuclear power with power producing tens of metric tons of air pollution.Californians...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-11-17/faux-environment
Local providers expect stable natural gas prices despite national forecasts

...1.80 in 2006."Customers are seeing historically low prices compared to the last decade or so," he said.Natural gas prices are even beating those of propane, which is produced from its liquids.The federal government estimates homeowners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-06/local-providers-expect-stable
Plant Vogtle expansion continues to take shape

...a closely-watched project, and he hopes it will lead the way for the nuclear industry to expand in the U.S.Natural gas prices, a big competitor for nuclear power, have plummeted since Georgia Power first proposed nuclear growth but Miller...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-13/plant-vogtle-expansion-contin
Talks continue over federal loans promised for Georgia nuclear power plant

...companies dropped plans to build nuclear plants. The Great Recession trimmed the demand for energy, and plummeting natural gas prices made it cheaper to build gas-fired plants. The slumping economy also pushed interest rates to historic lows, reducing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-13/talks-continue-over-federal-loans-p