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Surviving the Winter Without Aliso Canyon: A Look at California’s Short- and Long-term Natural Gas Storage Future

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor California’s transition to a carbon-free resource mix for electricity generation may have just gotten a momentum boost from a most unlikely source: clean-burning natural gas. Long at the forefront of the movement to use resources … Continue reading

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Gas Storage Safety:  What is Next After Aliso Canyon?

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor On Oct. 23, 2015, the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field owned by Southern California Gas Company developed a vast, persistent leak that the utility was unable to contain until Feb. 12, 2016.  Full repercussions … Continue reading

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Mild Weather, Aggressive Storage Injections Keep Natural Gas Prices Low

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Earlier this year many Americans broadened their vocabulary with a term that flanked the Northeast in record-low temperatures: the ‘polar vortex.’ Gas traders associated the term with higher natural gas prices. Gas storage owners associated … Continue reading

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The Cold Winter of 2014 Shows Weaknesses in Midwest Pipeline Infrastructure

by Bill Malcolm*, guest author At the Illinois Commerce Commission forum held in Chicago on May 14, People Gas/North Shore Gas, Ameren, Nicor, and other local distribution companies (LDCs) described how the unusually cold winter challenged their operations. For Nicor (the … Continue reading

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