Natural Gas

6:49am

Mon February 27, 2012
Your Money

Warm Winter Is Helping Consumers Cope

Originally published on Mon February 27, 2012 12:14 pm

A woman takes in the sunshine while reading in Central Park on Feb. 1 in New York City, where temperatures topped 60 degrees.
Mario Tama Getty Images

The rapidly rising price of gasoline has not stalled the economic recovery — at least not yet. And one reason for that may be found in fields of daffodils.

This year's unusually warm winter has held down heating costs, helping consumers spend less on their monthly utility bills.

"Weather plays a big role" in determining what's left in your checking account as winter wraps up, said Jonathan Cogan, a spokesman for the Energy Information Administration.

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5:03am

Thu January 26, 2012
The Two-Way

President Obama Will Unveil Energy Plans

Originally published on Thu January 26, 2012 6:23 am

President Obama will flesh out the energy goals he laid out during his State of the Union address today. He'll start talking about natural gas in a UPS Facility in Nevada and continue on to the Buckley Air Force base in Aurora, Colo., where the Air Force is installing a one-megawatt solar array.

Reuters reports that in Las Vegas, Obama will propose a tax credit that helps offset the upfront costs of buying natural gas trucks.

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1:53pm

Tue March 29, 2011
Domestic Energy

Review Finds Large Chunk of Oil and Gas Leases Inactive

Department of the Interior

A new report from the U.S. Department of the Interior says more than two-thirds of the nation’s  offshore and half of the onshore oil and gas leases on federal lands are sitting idle.

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