April 15, 1994 |
Study Calls Natural Gas Cars Clean as Electric: Though air-polluting emissions at the tailpipe remain more than for electric cars--which have none at all--natural gas vehicles are "comparable" to electric vehicles when the total fuel cycle of each is compared, according to a study by the Gas Research Institute, a trade group. The institute called for amending the California Air Resources Board rules, currently under review, to count air pollution created at all stages of fuel consumption.
October 17, 1995 |
Cars Using Natural Gas Run Cleaner, Study Says: A study to be released today by the Gas Research Institute concludes that vehicles running on compressed natural gas emit far fewer pollutants than the same vehicles using either regular gasoline or lower-emission reformulated gasolines. The study, prepared for the industry-backed institute by the Southwest Research Institute in Austin, Tex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1992
Senior executives from the U.S. and Japanese natural gas industries met in Century City Tuesday in an annual summit to discuss national energy policies, the role of natural gas in the environment, gas marketing and gas business strategies. The U.S. participants in the third Japan-U.S. Gas Summit included executives of the Southern California Gas Co., the Atlanta Gas Light Co. and the Gas Research Institute. Japanese participants included officials of the Tokyo, Osaka and Toho Gas Companies.
August 25, 1989 |
U.S. consumers can expect mostly stable energy prices in the 1990s, but parts of the Northeast are likely to face a squeeze on electricity supplies early in the decade, an industry research group said Thursday. The Gas Research Institute, sponsored by natural gas pipeline and distribution companies, said the big increase in oil prices that many forecasters have projected for the mid-1990s is unlikely to hit before the turn of the century.
July 1, 1986 |
After repeated delays, drilling is to begin today on a 15,000-foot well in Sweden to search for natural gas in an area where conventional wisdom says none should exist. The drilling is designed to test a controversial theory advanced by astronomer Thomas Gold of Cornell University that oil and gas originate deep within the Earth rather than from organic decay, as nearly all geologists believe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2002 |
John C. Abram, chairman and chief executive officer of Southern California Gas Co. during the turbulent early 1980s, when prices for natural gas were rising and supplies were declining, has died. He was 82. Abram, a staunch opponent of industry deregulation proposed by the Reagan administration, died Sept. 4 at his home in Glendale of undisclosed causes.