The U.S. Is Overflowing With Natural Gas. Not Everyone Can Get It.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-u-s-is-overflowing-with-natural-gas-not-everyone-can-get-it-11562518355 Earlier this year, two utilities that service the New York City area stopped accepting new natural-gas customers in two boroughs and several suburbs. Citing jammed supply lines running into the city on the coldest winter days, they said they couldn’t guarantee they’d be able to deliver gas to additional furnaces. Never mind that the country’s most prolific gas field, the Marcellus Shale, is only a three-hour drive away. Meanwhile, in West Texas, drillers have so much excess natural gas they are simply burning it off, roughly enough each day to fuel every home in the state. U.S. gas production rose to a record of more than 37 trillion cubic feet last year, up 44% from a decade earlier. Yet the infrastructure needed to move gas around the country hasn’t kept up. Pipelines aren’t in the right places, and when they are, they’re usually decades old and often too small. The result, despite natural-gas prices that look low on commodities exchanges, is energy feast and famine. This spring, the price of natural gas at a trading hub near Midland, Texas, dropped as low as negative $9 p...

L&L previews exhibitors and their products on show at the latest installment of the leading label

L&L previews exhibitors and their products on show at the latest installment of the leading label and package printing trade show, Labelexpo Europe 2017. Labelexpo Europe 2017 takes place September 25-28 in Brussels, Belgium, and is set to be the biggest edition in the show’s history. As well as the below exhibitor-by-exhibitor preview, read Andy Thomas’ opinion article on how Labelexpo Europe is broadening its horizons in 2017, and L&L editor James Qurk’s leader from issue 4 on how boundaries are shifting and the term ‘label’ is being redefined. There’s also a look at the new Automation Arena feature area debuting at Labelexpo Europe this year, and a lowdown on the Label Industry Global Awards 2017 finalists, also reported here, plus more on the new FoodSaveUV industry group that proposes food safe UV certification. And if you missed the pre-show webinar, catch up with it here. Further, see the image gallery below for visual highlights of what will be presented on the show floor at Labelexpo Europe 2017. AB Graphic | ACE | acpo | Actega | adphos Digital Printing | Ahlstrom-Munksjö | Shanghai Ako Printing Technology | Albertin | Alpha...