Natural Gas

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Natural Gas Set To Play Major Role In Michigan’s Energy Mix

With at least nine coal plants in the state slated to shut down in the next 10 years, natural gas is the likely replacement as the primary source for generating energy in Michigan, experts say.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2015

CUERO, TX - MARCH 26: Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In US

Researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.


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Man Critically Injured In Dearborn House Explosion, Fire

Police in Dearborn say a man is hospitalized in critical condition after an apparent natural gas explosion at this home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2014

Report Projects Lower Electricity, Natural Gas Use

The report released Wednesday reviews and projects prices and the availability of energy across the state for the winter months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2013

The Sauk Trial Hills landfill in Canton Township, site of DTE Energy's landfill gas to natural gas project.

DTE Energy Turning Landfill Gas To Pipeline Gas

DTE Gas, a subsidiary of Detroit-based DTE Energy Co., announced Tuesday that it is now providing pipeline-quality natural gas that was converted from landfill gas to its residential customers as part of its commitment to renewable energy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2013

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MPSC Issues Summer Energy Appraisal

The Michigan Public Service Commission last week issued the “Michigan Energy Appraisal: Summer 2013.” The appraisal, published since 1978, reviews the projected prices and availability of energy in Michigan over the coming months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2013

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Consumers Energy Signs Agreement With Northern Michigan Gas Producer

Consumers Energy has begun to purchase natural gas directly from a Michigan producer, BreitBurn Operating L.P.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2013

CMS Energy-Consumers Energy headquarters in Jackson.

Consumers To Build $750M Natural Gas Power Plant In Genesee County

Jackson-based Consumers Energy Friday announced plans to build a major new natural gas-fired power plant in Genesee County. The company estimates it will invest about $750 million in the project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2012


Consumers Energy Plans New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

Consumers Energy plans to invest about $750 million to build a 700 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Genesee County, the utility announced Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2012

In this handout GOES satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 1440 UTC, churns off the east coast on October 29, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean is predicted to bring heavy winds and floodwaters to the mid-Atlantic region. (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

Consumers Energy Gas Crews Leave State For First Time Ever To Help Sandy Relief

For the first time in its 125-year history, Consumers Energy is sending natural gas crews to assist with storm restoration work outside of Michigan, with about 25 employees leaving Tuesday to join more than 300 other utility employees and contractors already providing assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2012