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With oil down, Alaska faces budget crunch

...hasn't yet proposed an alternative.Many in the GOP-controlled Legislature are looking to a proposed major liquefied natural gas project as the state's next best hope for any significant new revenue. That project is years away from production...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-18/oil-down-alaska-faces-budg
Georgia lawmakers need to protect taxpayers from the oppressive EPA

...be exceedingly harmful to Georgians. We currently receive nearly three-quarters of our electricity from coal and natural gas ? two of the regulation's primary targets. The regulation will force many of those power plants to close, posing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-01-17/georgia-lawmaker
Small modular reactor development faces slow, fading progress at Savannah River Site

...the development of small modular reactors has faced funding challenges and competing energy sources ? mainly falling natural gas prices that jilted the nuclear industry's comeback ? leaving some questioning if the mini-reactors will ever be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-11/small-modular-reactor-develo
Last coal train this week for UGA

...Campus Road, but the others burn natural gas, with fuel oil as a backup. UGA...replacing the coal boiler with another natural gas unit, or even one that would burn...to facilities managers. Another natural gas boiler could make UGA too dependent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-29/last-coal-train-week-uga
Kitchens move outside with winter fire pits, rings, tables

...or concrete built around them to contain the burn. They often include cooking grills fueled by wood or gas ? either natural gas or propane.Fire-ring or fire-pit tables have holes in the middle for open flames to provide ambiance and warmth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-25/kitchens-move-outside-winter-fire-p
US stocks slump as oil rout continues

...fell 2.7 cents to close at $1.597 a gallon.- Heating oil fell 4.5 cents to close at $2.016 a gallon.- Natural gas rose 16.1 cents to close at $3.795 per 1,000 cubic feet.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/us-stocks-slump-oil-rout-c
Exxon sees abundant oil, gas far into future

...almost unspeakable" amount of natural gas found in recent years in the U...Exxon's two chief products, oil and natural gas, will be abundant and affordable...and greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas, which burns cleaner than coal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-09/exxon-sees-abundant-oil-ga
Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory

...gasoline rose 2.9 cents to close at $2.057 a gallon, heating oil rose 2.5 cents to close at $2.405 a gallon and natural gas fell 22.3 cents to close at $4.266 per 1,000 cubic feet.In metals trading, gold rose $6.80 to $1,197...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-21/dow-sp-500-push-further-re
Special fund started to provide military families heating assistance

Natural gas provider SCANA Energy is joining forces...military families in Georgia who depend on natural gas for warmth.United Military Care President...McKinney said SCANA offers the state's only natural gas military discount and donates $5 to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-19/special-fund-started-provide
Huge California solar plant, hailed as turning point in green energy, lags in early production

...day.State energy regulators in August approved the plant's request to increase the natural gas it is allowed to burn by 60 percent.Additional natural gas could also be needed to operate boilers when clouds thicken or to maintain output at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-17/huge-california-solar-plan