natural gas http://kbia.org en Ameren starts construction on natural gas pipeline http://kbia.org/post/ameren-starts-construction-natural-gas-pipeline <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Ameren</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;says construction is underway on an 11-mile natural gas pipeline from Columbia to Ashland, which currently does not have natural gas service.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:46:16 +0000 Associated Press 51352 at http://kbia.org Ameren starts construction on natural gas pipeline Columbia City Council authorizes the building of a natural gas fueling station http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-authorizes-building-natural-gas-fueling-station <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Columbia City Council authorized a license agreement with a California-based fuel company to build and operate a compressed natural gas fueling station on City-owned property Tuesday night.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:41:25 +0000 Katie Moeller 40012 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council authorizes the building of a natural gas fueling station Northern states enjoy an oil boom with free Missouri River water [video] http://kbia.org/post/northern-states-enjoy-oil-boom-free-missouri-river-water-video <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In North Dakota’s arid badlands, huge tanker trucks rumble along the hundreds of new dirt roads that web the mottled landscape. They roll over slotted metal grates that keep cows from wandering onto drilling pads. A metal sign pockmarked with bullet holes reads, “Little Missouri National Grassland: Land of Many Uses.”</span></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Brendan Gibbons 38136 at http://kbia.org Northern states enjoy an oil boom with free Missouri River water [video] Blasts raise questions about pipeline safety http://kbia.org/post/blasts-raise-questions-about-pipeline-safety <p>Questions are being raised about the role of emergency shutoff valves in preventing natural gas explosions like the recent one at a Kansas City restaurant.</p><p>Regulations require their installation, but not their use in emergencies. Instead of shutting valves before a February blast leveled JJ's restaurant and killed a server, crews waited for a backhoe to arrive in a failed attempt to vent the leak.</p><p>One experts likened shutoff valves to the brakes on a car.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:22:37 +0000 Associated Press 31654 at http://kbia.org Columbia council approves land purchase, but not purpose http://kbia.org/post/columbia-council-approves-land-purchase-not-purpose <p></p><p>The Columbia City Council approved the purchase of a plot of land, but council members haven’t agreed on what the city will use it for. The city of Columbia is purchasing a two-acre plot of land on Vandiver Drive at US 63. City Manager Mike Matthes says it will cost three hundred thousand dollars.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:17:07 +0000 Mark Hodges 25404 at http://kbia.org Columbia council approves land purchase, but not purpose Mo. plays role in fracking boom with silica sand http://kbia.org/post/mo-plays-role-fracking-boom-silica-sand <p>Missouri doesn't have enough natural gas deposits for the state to get much benefit from the hydraulic fracturing movement that has produced a glut of natural gas nationwide.</p><p>But it does have something that's very important to energy producers who engage in fracking — sand.<br>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri has vast quantities of nearly pure silica sand. The sand is in high demand among drillers who use the tiny granules to prop open cracks in shale rock and allow oil and natural gas to escape.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:51:53 +0000 Associated Press 23977 at http://kbia.org Mo. plays role in fracking boom with silica sand Columbia aims to bring natural gas to residents http://kbia.org/post/columbia-aims-bring-natural-gas-residents <p>Columbia could be the next city in Missouri to bring natural gas fuel to residents.&nbsp; The city is also considering purchasing new natural-gas-powered garbage trucks. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:13:02 +0000 Paige Sinker 13253 at http://kbia.org