Mar 29, 2014

Utility rates to reach record highs in May

All 10 major power utilities and four major gas firms say they plan to raise rates to new records in May to reflect the consumption tax hike and high fuel prices. All 14 announced Friday they will raise rates for a fourth straight month, ...

With sanctions, Putin looks east

| Mar 22, 2014

With sanctions, Putin looks east

When President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty last week annexing Crimea, to great fanfare in the Kremlin and anger in the West, a trusted lieutenant was making his way to Asia to shore up ties with Russia’s eastern allies. Forcing home the symbolism of ...

Mar 14, 2014

New way found to convert natural gas

U.S. scientists said Thursday they have devised a potentially easier, cheaper and cleaner way to turn natural gas into usable fuels and chemicals — a discovery that could lead to natural gas products displacing oil products in the future. The process would be less ...

Death toll in NYC gas explosion climbs to 8

Mar 14, 2014

Death toll in NYC gas explosion climbs to 8

Rescue workers using dogs and thermal-detection gear to search rubble for more victims of a gas explosion found an eighth body on Thursday while investigators tried to pinpoint the leak and determine whether it had anything to do with the city’s aging gas and ...

U.S. gas can't foil Russian coercion

| Mar 13, 2014

U.S. gas can't foil Russian coercion

The United States, with its abundant supplies of natural gas, would seem to have an easy answer to Europe’s fears that a strong response to Russia’s rapid takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region could prompt Russian President Vladimir Putin to shut down gas lines keeping ...