Data Mine

April 2014


Northeast Fracking Boom Causes Backlog in Natural Gas Pipelines

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A plumber can’t fix these clogs.

Booming natural gas production in the Northeast has far outpaced pipeline construction, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says, causing a backlog that’s pushed the region’s gas prices especially low. 

Over the winter, "spot prices" – the prices ...

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TAGS:
energy
energy policy and climate change
natural gas
fracking
Pennsylvania
New York
West Virginia

Friday Roundup: Confidence Booms, as Does Mobile Addiction

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Americans apparently are shopping more and finding new jobs, as optimism in the economy has surged to a nine-month high now that winter is over. They're also “busy” constantly checking the Internet on their phones, as “mobile addiction” more than doubled between 2013 and 2014.

Consumer confidence ...

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Friday Roundup: Jobs, Stocks and Easter Candy

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Easter is almost here, and to celebrate, Data Mine brings you the resurrected Friday Roundup with data reassuring you that the economic recovery is stable and that you make the right decision when you eat the ears first on chocolate candy bunnies.

Stock roller coaster climbs ahead of Easter: Wall ...

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U.S. Coal Use Up, Says Energy Department

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Coal consumption increased last year for the first time in three years, and the use of natural gas also rose slightly, according to data recently released by the Energy Department.

The information was contained in a new flow chart put out by the agency’s Lawrence Livermore National ...

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TAGS:
energy
solar energy
renewable energy
energy efficiency
Department of Energy
nuclear power
electricity
energy policy and climate change