With the U.S. gas industry struggling to cope with a global glut of supply and the prospect of higher carbon emissions, the industry is grappling with the question of whether to invest in the technology that will be required to store and transport the gas.
The gas company, Massey Energy, has recently said that it will only invest in “energy efficiency” technology, which can be made by the use of technology that is designed to capture heat and convert it into electricity.
The company is also investing in advanced gas recovery technologies, including advanced sensors, that will help it detect methane leaks in its pipelines and to reduce emissions.
While Massey has been vocal about its commitment to “zero emissions,” the gas industry is currently facing a host of problems.
The Obama administration announced last month that it would be taking steps to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, as part of a climate change strategy.
In June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules that would cut carbon emissions by 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.
The EPA also announced the creation of a $100 million fund to help states and localities tackle the issue of air quality and other environmental issues.
But those efforts have been met with skepticism by the gas company.
“They’re not looking at the people,” said James R. Pachter, a climate expert at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
“They see their shareholders.”
While the industry has been trying to get the technology off the ground, the company is facing challenges of its own.
The natural gas industry has struggled to keep up with demand in recent years, and in the U, the gas boom has been one of the worst in recent memory.
In 2016, natural gas production in the United States fell nearly 18 percent, the second-worst decline since 1990, according to a recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
The gas boom is also blamed for a surge in carbon emissions.
The National Academy of Sciences has called for a significant reduction in methane emissions in the next few decades, but experts warn that this will not happen without a major boost to the U-turn on energy technology that has been used to produce natural gas.
Methane, a greenhouse gas that occurs naturally when methane-rich water is released into the atmosphere, is the primary contributor to climate change.
The climate change-related warming caused by methane is believed to cause a variety of health problems, including respiratory problems, cardiovascular and neurological problems, cancer, and increased rates of asthma and allergies.
Methanol, which is a naturally occurring but more potent greenhouse gas, is responsible for a smaller portion of climate change warming.
According to the NRDC, methane emissions have been increasing at a rate of nearly 12 percent per year for the last three decades.
While methane is the most significant contributor to greenhouse gases, the increase in methane-producing technology is also increasing.
According a 2016 report from the Natural Resource Defense Council, “the United States is one of only a handful of countries that still does not have an effective gas-extraction technology capable of extracting natural gas from underground storage.
And the world’s largest natural gas producers have been unable to reduce the amount of natural gas they have extracted to zero in an attempt to reduce methane emissions.”
To be sure, there are companies that are looking at alternative energy options.
Massey announced in May that it is partnering with California-based electric carmaker Tesla to develop a vehicle that could take its gas and convert that into electricity and drive it on the road.
The automaker also recently unveiled a hydrogen fueling station, which could be installed in California within the next year.
But the energy storage technologies that Massey is pursuing will be expensive, Pachters said.
“I would not bet on Massey paying off any of these technology companies,” he said.
The Massey decision comes as other companies are moving to use advanced technologies to store methane.
Gas utility Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced plans to use “gas snowblower” technology to store up to 1.6 million tons of methane in underground storage in a series of wells across the state.
The system will be powered by solar panels that can capture heat from the methane in the ground and convert the heat into electricity, which will then be stored for future use.
The utility has also recently purchased an advanced gas-removal system from the University of Arizona.
“The technology is incredibly important, but it’s a lot more complex and expensive than gas storage,” Pachner said.
And he said that even though the technologies will be able to store more methane than traditional storage, it will not be economically viable in the long term.
“These technologies are going to be expensive to deploy in a long-term way,” he added.
“This is the only way to make sure we have a stable, reliable supply of gas.”
In recent years as the gas sector has struggled with high costs, the American gas industry itself