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Houston barbecue sauce takes first place in statewide H-E-B competition

Houston man among winners of H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best.

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Dennis Butterworth knew his barbecue sauce was good when some of his competition smoker friends started winning cook-offs with the homemade sweet-tangy elixir he was making in small batches. So he decided to start bottling and selling F.U.B.A.R. Elite BBQ Sauce (For Use on Butts and Ribs) in January.

That newbie sauce born in Houston is now poised to be a supermarket hit. F.U.B.A.R. won first place – and a $20,000 check – during the 2017 H-E-B Promo Picks Quest for Texas Best, an annual competition aimed at kickstarting culinary businesses by bringing them from obscurity to the shelves of the Texas grocery giant.

“My jaw hit the floor,” said Butterworth of finding out he was tapped from nearly 600 Texas businesses that applied to be among the competition’s 25 finalists. Those finalists – which included beef jerky, bone broth, honey, cheese rolls, empanadas, cakes, salsas, salad dressing and chilaquiles sauce – made presentations before judges last week in Austin. That’s where Butterworth’s sauce, which he used on pork ribs and pulled pork, scored with judges. F.U.B.A.R. tied with Lorraine’s Original Mini Texas Pecan Cakes from Bertram, for first place. The $25,000 grand prize was awarded to Skull Cakebones, a vegan dessert company in Austin. Tamale Addiction, a line of organic tamales from Austin, took second; Mi Tierra Salsa Verde from La Familia Cortez Restaurants in San Antonio came in third.

For Butterworth, the win was validation that his sauce, which he makes at a rented commercial kitchen, hits all the flavor notes with barbecue fans. He calls F.U.B.A.R. a “truly Houston-style barbecue sauce” because it is, like the Bayou City, a melting pot of cultures: the sauce combines flavors of barbecue traditions from Memphis, North Carolina and Central Texas. “We borrowed some ideas that were out there. Once we got the base we liked, we thought it was a good core flavor, then we started adding,” he said. “It took a lot of research.”

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Houston barbecue sauce takes first place in statewide H-E-B competition – Houston Chronicle, statewide auto sales.#Statewide #auto #sales


Houston barbecue sauce takes first place in statewide H-E-B competition

Houston man among winners of H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best.

Media: JW Player

Dennis Butterworth knew his barbecue sauce was good when some of his competition smoker friends started winning cook-offs with the homemade sweet-tangy elixir he was making in small batches. So he decided to start bottling and selling F.U.B.A.R. Elite BBQ Sauce (For Use on Butts and Ribs) in January.

That newbie sauce born in Houston is now poised to be a supermarket hit. F.U.B.A.R. won first place – and a $20,000 check – during the 2017 H-E-B Promo Picks Quest for Texas Best, an annual competition aimed at kickstarting culinary businesses by bringing them from obscurity to the shelves of the Texas grocery giant.

“My jaw hit the floor,” said Butterworth of finding out he was tapped from nearly 600 Texas businesses that applied to be among the competition’s 25 finalists. Those finalists – which included beef jerky, bone broth, honey, cheese rolls, empanadas, cakes, salsas, salad dressing and chilaquiles sauce – made presentations before judges last week in Austin. That’s where Butterworth’s sauce, which he used on pork ribs and pulled pork, scored with judges. F.U.B.A.R. tied with Lorraine’s Original Mini Texas Pecan Cakes from Bertram, for first place. The $25,000 grand prize was awarded to Skull Cakebones, a vegan dessert company in Austin. Tamale Addiction, a line of organic tamales from Austin, took second; Mi Tierra Salsa Verde from La Familia Cortez Restaurants in San Antonio came in third.

For Butterworth, the win was validation that his sauce, which he makes at a rented commercial kitchen, hits all the flavor notes with barbecue fans. He calls F.U.B.A.R. a “truly Houston-style barbecue sauce” because it is, like the Bayou City, a melting pot of cultures: the sauce combines flavors of barbecue traditions from Memphis, North Carolina and Central Texas. “We borrowed some ideas that were out there. Once we got the base we liked, we thought it was a good core flavor, then we started adding,” he said. “It took a lot of research.”

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States with no sales tax

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States with no sales tax

Five states are shopper heaven. Why? They don’t collect state sales tax.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

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Alaska

While Alaska doesn’t collect a state sales tax, it does allow local jurisdictions to enact their own sales taxes. And visitors will pay vehicle rental and cruise ship fees.

See a quick snapshot of all of Alaska’s tax rates.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

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© Dawn J Benko/Shutterstock.com

Delware

Consumers don’t pay sales tax on services, but the First State levies a gross receipts tax on businesses, and that likely affects the pricing of goods and services.

See a quick snapshot of all of Delaware’s tax rates.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

Statewide auto sales

Montana

The Treasure State does not collect a statewide tax, but communities that cater to recreational visitors can assess resort and local-option taxes of up to 3%.

See a quick snapshot of all of Montana’s tax rates.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

Statewide auto sales

New Hampshire

Although the Granite State doesn’t collect a sales tax on consumer products or services, it does collect a tax on restaurant meals and lodgings, as well as on car rentals.

See a quick snapshot of all of New Hampshire’s tax rates.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

Statewide auto sales

Oregon

The Beaver State is fine with not collecting sales tax. But it won’t let Oregon residents claim sales tax paid to other states as a way to reduce their state income taxes.

See a quick snapshot of all of Oregon’s tax rates.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

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Glossary of LNG-Related Terms Definitions

Absolute Pressure: Gauge pressure plus barometric or atmospheric pressure. Absolute pressure can be zero only in a perfect vacuum. See PSIA – Pressure, Absolute.

Atmospheric Pressure: The pressure due to the weight of the atmosphere (air and water vapor) on the earth’s surface. The average atmospheric pressure at sea level has been defined as 14.696 pounds per square inch absolute – see PSIA.

Auto-refrigeration: The process in which LNG is kept at its boiling point, so that any added heat is countered by energy lost from boil off.

Bcf – Billion Cubic Feet: A unit of gas measurement approximately equal to one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) Btu’s.

Boil off: A small amount of LNG evaporates from the tank during storage, cooling the tank and keeping the pressure inside the tank constant and the LNG at it’s boiling point. Rise in temperature is countered by LNG being vented from the storage tank.

Btu – British thermal unit: The Btu is the standard unit of measurement for heat. A Btu is defined as the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit from 58.5 to 59.5 degrees under standard pressure of 30 inches of mercury.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA): A California law which sets forth a process for public agencies to make informed decisions on discretionary project approvals. The process aids decision makers to determine whether any environmental impacts are associated with a proposed project. It requires environmental impacts associated with a proposed project to be eliminated or reduced, and that air quality mitigation measures have been implemented.

Compression: Natural gas is compressed during transportation and storage. The standard pressure that gas volumes are measured at is 14.7 Pounds per Square inch (psi). When being transported through pipelines, and when being stored, gas is compressed to save space.

CNG – Compressed Natural Gas: Natural gas in its gaseous state that has been compressed.

Cryogenic Liquid or Cryogens: Cryogenic liquids are liquefied gases that are kept in their liquid state at very low temperatures and have a normal boiling point below -238 degrees Fahrenheit (-150 degrees Celsius). All cryogenic liquids are gases at normal temperatures and pressures. These liquids include methane, oxygen, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen. Cryogens normally are stored at low pressures.

Cf – Cubic Foot: A unit of measurement for volume. It represents an area one foot long, by one foot wide, by one foot deep. Natural gas is measured in cubic feet, but the measurements are usually expressed in terms of Mcf, Bcf, Tcf, or Quads.

Deliverability Rate: A measure of the amount of gas that can be delivered (withdrawn) from a storage facility on a daily basis, typically expressed in terms of millions of cubic feet per day (MMcf/day).

FERC – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: The federal agency that regulates interstate gas pipelines and interstate gas sales under the Natural Gas Act. The FERC is considered an independent regulatory agency responsible primarily to Congress, but it is housed in the Department of Energy.

Gauge Pressure : The pressure generally shown by measuring devices. This is the pressure in excess of that exerted by the atmosphere. See Absolute Pressure.

Hydrocarbon: An organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen. Hydrocarbons often occur in petroleum products, natural gas, and coals.

Liquefaction: The process by which natural gas is converted into liquid natural gas.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Natural gas that has been cooled to -259 degrees Fahrenheit (-161 degrees Celsius) and at which point it is condensed into a liquid which is colorless, odorless, non-corrosive and non-toxic. Characterized as a cryogenic liquid.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG): Gas consisting primarily of propane, propylene, butane, and butylene in various mixtures. Stored as a liquid by increasing pressure.

Mcf – Thousand Cubic Feet: One thousand cubic feet. One mcf equals the heating value of 1,000,000 Btu (mmbtu).

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Methane: Methane (CH4) is commonly known as natural gas. It is colorless and burns efficiently without many byproducts. Natural gas has odor added as a safety measure since it is naturally odorless.

MMBtu: One Million Btu.

MMcf: A volume measurement of natural gas; one million cubic feet.

MMtpa: Million tonnes per annum – one tonne (or metric ton) is approximately 2.47 cubic meter of LNG.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): The environmental law that establishes federal energy policy, sets goals, and provides means for carrying out the policy. A national policy for the purpose of encouraging productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality.

Natural Gas: A hydrocarbon gas that is usually obtained from underground sources, often in association with petroleum and coal deposits. Natural gas generally contains a high percentage of methane and inert gases. See Methane.

Nitrogen Rejection Unit (NRU): At NRU facilities, the entire gas stream is liquefied to remove impurities then regasified and sent on as pipeline-quality gas.

Peak-Shaving: Using sources of energy, such as natural gas from storage, to supplement the normal amounts delivered to customers during peak-use periods. Using these supplemental sources prevents pipelines from having to expand their delivery facilities just to accommodate short periods of extremely high demand.

Peak-Shaving Facility: A facility which stores natural gas to be used to supplement the normal amount of gas delivered to customers during peak-use periods.

Peak Use Period: The period of time when gas use on a particular system is at its maximum. This is the period when gas supply is most likely to be suspended for interruptible service customers. Distributors also employ techniques such as peak shaving to soften the impacts of high demand on the pipelines.

Pounds per Square Inch (psi): Pressure measured with respect atmosphere pressure. This is a pressure gauge reading in which the gauge is adjusted to read zero at the surrounding atmospheric pressure.

PSIA – Pressure, Absolute: Gauge pressure plus barometric or atmospheric pressure. Absolute pressure can be zero only in a perfect vacuum. See Absolute Pressure.

Quad: An abbreviation for a quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) Btu. For natural gas, roughly equivalent to one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) cubic feet, or 1 Tcf.

Rapid Phase Transitions: LNG undergoes a rapid transition to vapor especially when spilled on water. The volume of the LNG instantly expands 600 times resulting in a Rapid Phase Transition (RPT) or physical explosion which poses a hazard for structures and people close to the site of the incident. This explosion does not involve combustion. When LNG is spilled on water, heat is transferred from the water to the LNG. This results in a rapid transformation of liquid to gas releasing a large amount of energy.

Regasification: The process by which LNG is heated, converting it into its gaseous state.

Reserves: Volumes of hydrocarbons (measured in Bcf, Tcf or billion of barrels) that are considered to be economically recoverable using current technology.

Reservoir: The portion of a resource, such as natural gas, that has been discovered and that is technically and economically extractable.

Storage Facilities: Facilities used for storing natural gas. These facilities are generally found as gaseous storage facilities and liquified natural gas (LNG) storage facilities.

Stranded Utility: A stranded local utility system is typically very small and too far from the pipeline grid to be economically connected.

Tcf – Trillion Cubic Feet: A volume measurement of natural gas; approximately equivalent to one Quad.

Therm: 100,000 British thermal units (Btu). A common measure of gas sold to residential customers.


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Glossary of LNG-Related Terms Definitions

Absolute Pressure: Gauge pressure plus barometric or atmospheric pressure. Absolute pressure can be zero only in a perfect vacuum. See PSIA – Pressure, Absolute.

Atmospheric Pressure: The pressure due to the weight of the atmosphere (air and water vapor) on the earth’s surface. The average atmospheric pressure at sea level has been defined as 14.696 pounds per square inch absolute – see PSIA.

Auto-refrigeration: The process in which LNG is kept at its boiling point, so that any added heat is countered by energy lost from boil off.

Bcf – Billion Cubic Feet: A unit of gas measurement approximately equal to one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) Btu’s.

Boil off: A small amount of LNG evaporates from the tank during storage, cooling the tank and keeping the pressure inside the tank constant and the LNG at it’s boiling point. Rise in temperature is countered by LNG being vented from the storage tank.

Btu – British thermal unit: The Btu is the standard unit of measurement for heat. A Btu is defined as the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit from 58.5 to 59.5 degrees under standard pressure of 30 inches of mercury.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA): A California law which sets forth a process for public agencies to make informed decisions on discretionary project approvals. The process aids decision makers to determine whether any environmental impacts are associated with a proposed project. It requires environmental impacts associated with a proposed project to be eliminated or reduced, and that air quality mitigation measures have been implemented.

Compression: Natural gas is compressed during transportation and storage. The standard pressure that gas volumes are measured at is 14.7 Pounds per Square inch (psi). When being transported through pipelines, and when being stored, gas is compressed to save space.

CNG – Compressed Natural Gas: Natural gas in its gaseous state that has been compressed.

Cryogenic Liquid or Cryogens: Cryogenic liquids are liquefied gases that are kept in their liquid state at very low temperatures and have a normal boiling point below -238 degrees Fahrenheit (-150 degrees Celsius). All cryogenic liquids are gases at normal temperatures and pressures. These liquids include methane, oxygen, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen. Cryogens normally are stored at low pressures.

Cf – Cubic Foot: A unit of measurement for volume. It represents an area one foot long, by one foot wide, by one foot deep. Natural gas is measured in cubic feet, but the measurements are usually expressed in terms of Mcf, Bcf, Tcf, or Quads.

Deliverability Rate: A measure of the amount of gas that can be delivered (withdrawn) from a storage facility on a daily basis, typically expressed in terms of millions of cubic feet per day (MMcf/day).

FERC – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: The federal agency that regulates interstate gas pipelines and interstate gas sales under the Natural Gas Act. The FERC is considered an independent regulatory agency responsible primarily to Congress, but it is housed in the Department of Energy.

Gauge Pressure : The pressure generally shown by measuring devices. This is the pressure in excess of that exerted by the atmosphere. See Absolute Pressure.

Hydrocarbon: An organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen. Hydrocarbons often occur in petroleum products, natural gas, and coals.

Liquefaction: The process by which natural gas is converted into liquid natural gas.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Natural gas that has been cooled to -259 degrees Fahrenheit (-161 degrees Celsius) and at which point it is condensed into a liquid which is colorless, odorless, non-corrosive and non-toxic. Characterized as a cryogenic liquid.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG): Gas consisting primarily of propane, propylene, butane, and butylene in various mixtures. Stored as a liquid by increasing pressure.

Mcf – Thousand Cubic Feet: One thousand cubic feet. One mcf equals the heating value of 1,000,000 Btu (mmbtu).

Statewide auto sales

Methane: Methane (CH4) is commonly known as natural gas. It is colorless and burns efficiently without many byproducts. Natural gas has odor added as a safety measure since it is naturally odorless.

MMBtu: One Million Btu.

MMcf: A volume measurement of natural gas; one million cubic feet.

MMtpa: Million tonnes per annum – one tonne (or metric ton) is approximately 2.47 cubic meter of LNG.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): The environmental law that establishes federal energy policy, sets goals, and provides means for carrying out the policy. A national policy for the purpose of encouraging productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality.

Natural Gas: A hydrocarbon gas that is usually obtained from underground sources, often in association with petroleum and coal deposits. Natural gas generally contains a high percentage of methane and inert gases. See Methane.

Nitrogen Rejection Unit (NRU): At NRU facilities, the entire gas stream is liquefied to remove impurities then regasified and sent on as pipeline-quality gas.

Peak-Shaving: Using sources of energy, such as natural gas from storage, to supplement the normal amounts delivered to customers during peak-use periods. Using these supplemental sources prevents pipelines from having to expand their delivery facilities just to accommodate short periods of extremely high demand.

Peak-Shaving Facility: A facility which stores natural gas to be used to supplement the normal amount of gas delivered to customers during peak-use periods.

Peak Use Period: The period of time when gas use on a particular system is at its maximum. This is the period when gas supply is most likely to be suspended for interruptible service customers. Distributors also employ techniques such as peak shaving to soften the impacts of high demand on the pipelines.

Pounds per Square Inch (psi): Pressure measured with respect atmosphere pressure. This is a pressure gauge reading in which the gauge is adjusted to read zero at the surrounding atmospheric pressure.

PSIA – Pressure, Absolute: Gauge pressure plus barometric or atmospheric pressure. Absolute pressure can be zero only in a perfect vacuum. See Absolute Pressure.

Quad: An abbreviation for a quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) Btu. For natural gas, roughly equivalent to one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) cubic feet, or 1 Tcf.

Rapid Phase Transitions: LNG undergoes a rapid transition to vapor especially when spilled on water. The volume of the LNG instantly expands 600 times resulting in a Rapid Phase Transition (RPT) or physical explosion which poses a hazard for structures and people close to the site of the incident. This explosion does not involve combustion. When LNG is spilled on water, heat is transferred from the water to the LNG. This results in a rapid transformation of liquid to gas releasing a large amount of energy.

Regasification: The process by which LNG is heated, converting it into its gaseous state.

Reserves: Volumes of hydrocarbons (measured in Bcf, Tcf or billion of barrels) that are considered to be economically recoverable using current technology.

Reservoir: The portion of a resource, such as natural gas, that has been discovered and that is technically and economically extractable.

Storage Facilities: Facilities used for storing natural gas. These facilities are generally found as gaseous storage facilities and liquified natural gas (LNG) storage facilities.

Stranded Utility: A stranded local utility system is typically very small and too far from the pipeline grid to be economically connected.

Tcf – Trillion Cubic Feet: A volume measurement of natural gas; approximately equivalent to one Quad.

Therm: 100,000 British thermal units (Btu). A common measure of gas sold to residential customers.


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Glossary of LNG-Related Terms Definitions

Absolute Pressure: Gauge pressure plus barometric or atmospheric pressure. Absolute pressure can be zero only in a perfect vacuum. See PSIA – Pressure, Absolute.

Atmospheric Pressure: The pressure due to the weight of the atmosphere (air and water vapor) on the earth’s surface. The average atmospheric pressure at sea level has been defined as 14.696 pounds per square inch absolute – see PSIA.

Auto-refrigeration: The process in which LNG is kept at its boiling point, so that any added heat is countered by energy lost from boil off.

Bcf – Billion Cubic Feet: A unit of gas measurement approximately equal to one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) Btu’s.

Boil off: A small amount of LNG evaporates from the tank during storage, cooling the tank and keeping the pressure inside the tank constant and the LNG at it’s boiling point. Rise in temperature is countered by LNG being vented from the storage tank.

Btu – British thermal unit: The Btu is the standard unit of measurement for heat. A Btu is defined as the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit from 58.5 to 59.5 degrees under standard pressure of 30 inches of mercury.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA): A California law which sets forth a process for public agencies to make informed decisions on discretionary project approvals. The process aids decision makers to determine whether any environmental impacts are associated with a proposed project. It requires environmental impacts associated with a proposed project to be eliminated or reduced, and that air quality mitigation measures have been implemented.

Compression: Natural gas is compressed during transportation and storage. The standard pressure that gas volumes are measured at is 14.7 Pounds per Square inch (psi). When being transported through pipelines, and when being stored, gas is compressed to save space.

CNG – Compressed Natural Gas: Natural gas in its gaseous state that has been compressed.

Cryogenic Liquid or Cryogens: Cryogenic liquids are liquefied gases that are kept in their liquid state at very low temperatures and have a normal boiling point below -238 degrees Fahrenheit (-150 degrees Celsius). All cryogenic liquids are gases at normal temperatures and pressures. These liquids include methane, oxygen, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen. Cryogens normally are stored at low pressures.

Cf – Cubic Foot: A unit of measurement for volume. It represents an area one foot long, by one foot wide, by one foot deep. Natural gas is measured in cubic feet, but the measurements are usually expressed in terms of Mcf, Bcf, Tcf, or Quads.

Deliverability Rate: A measure of the amount of gas that can be delivered (withdrawn) from a storage facility on a daily basis, typically expressed in terms of millions of cubic feet per day (MMcf/day).

FERC – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: The federal agency that regulates interstate gas pipelines and interstate gas sales under the Natural Gas Act. The FERC is considered an independent regulatory agency responsible primarily to Congress, but it is housed in the Department of Energy.

Gauge Pressure : The pressure generally shown by measuring devices. This is the pressure in excess of that exerted by the atmosphere. See Absolute Pressure.

Hydrocarbon: An organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen. Hydrocarbons often occur in petroleum products, natural gas, and coals.

Liquefaction: The process by which natural gas is converted into liquid natural gas.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Natural gas that has been cooled to -259 degrees Fahrenheit (-161 degrees Celsius) and at which point it is condensed into a liquid which is colorless, odorless, non-corrosive and non-toxic. Characterized as a cryogenic liquid.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG): Gas consisting primarily of propane, propylene, butane, and butylene in various mixtures. Stored as a liquid by increasing pressure.

Mcf – Thousand Cubic Feet: One thousand cubic feet. One mcf equals the heating value of 1,000,000 Btu (mmbtu).

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Methane: Methane (CH4) is commonly known as natural gas. It is colorless and burns efficiently without many byproducts. Natural gas has odor added as a safety measure since it is naturally odorless.

MMBtu: One Million Btu.

MMcf: A volume measurement of natural gas; one million cubic feet.

MMtpa: Million tonnes per annum – one tonne (or metric ton) is approximately 2.47 cubic meter of LNG.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): The environmental law that establishes federal energy policy, sets goals, and provides means for carrying out the policy. A national policy for the purpose of encouraging productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality.

Natural Gas: A hydrocarbon gas that is usually obtained from underground sources, often in association with petroleum and coal deposits. Natural gas generally contains a high percentage of methane and inert gases. See Methane.

Nitrogen Rejection Unit (NRU): At NRU facilities, the entire gas stream is liquefied to remove impurities then regasified and sent on as pipeline-quality gas.

Peak-Shaving: Using sources of energy, such as natural gas from storage, to supplement the normal amounts delivered to customers during peak-use periods. Using these supplemental sources prevents pipelines from having to expand their delivery facilities just to accommodate short periods of extremely high demand.

Peak-Shaving Facility: A facility which stores natural gas to be used to supplement the normal amount of gas delivered to customers during peak-use periods.

Peak Use Period: The period of time when gas use on a particular system is at its maximum. This is the period when gas supply is most likely to be suspended for interruptible service customers. Distributors also employ techniques such as peak shaving to soften the impacts of high demand on the pipelines.

Pounds per Square Inch (psi): Pressure measured with respect atmosphere pressure. This is a pressure gauge reading in which the gauge is adjusted to read zero at the surrounding atmospheric pressure.

PSIA – Pressure, Absolute: Gauge pressure plus barometric or atmospheric pressure. Absolute pressure can be zero only in a perfect vacuum. See Absolute Pressure.

Quad: An abbreviation for a quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) Btu. For natural gas, roughly equivalent to one trillion (1,000,000,000,000) cubic feet, or 1 Tcf.

Rapid Phase Transitions: LNG undergoes a rapid transition to vapor especially when spilled on water. The volume of the LNG instantly expands 600 times resulting in a Rapid Phase Transition (RPT) or physical explosion which poses a hazard for structures and people close to the site of the incident. This explosion does not involve combustion. When LNG is spilled on water, heat is transferred from the water to the LNG. This results in a rapid transformation of liquid to gas releasing a large amount of energy.

Regasification: The process by which LNG is heated, converting it into its gaseous state.

Reserves: Volumes of hydrocarbons (measured in Bcf, Tcf or billion of barrels) that are considered to be economically recoverable using current technology.

Reservoir: The portion of a resource, such as natural gas, that has been discovered and that is technically and economically extractable.

Storage Facilities: Facilities used for storing natural gas. These facilities are generally found as gaseous storage facilities and liquified natural gas (LNG) storage facilities.

Stranded Utility: A stranded local utility system is typically very small and too far from the pipeline grid to be economically connected.

Tcf – Trillion Cubic Feet: A volume measurement of natural gas; approximately equivalent to one Quad.

Therm: 100,000 British thermal units (Btu). A common measure of gas sold to residential customers.


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States with no sales tax

Statewide auto sales

States with no sales tax

Five states are shopper heaven. Why? They don’t collect state sales tax.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

Statewide auto sales

Alaska

While Alaska doesn’t collect a state sales tax, it does allow local jurisdictions to enact their own sales taxes. And visitors will pay vehicle rental and cruise ship fees.

See a quick snapshot of all of Alaska’s tax rates.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

Statewide auto sales

© Dawn J Benko/Shutterstock.com

Delware

Consumers don’t pay sales tax on services, but the First State levies a gross receipts tax on businesses, and that likely affects the pricing of goods and services.

See a quick snapshot of all of Delaware’s tax rates.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

Statewide auto sales

Montana

The Treasure State does not collect a statewide tax, but communities that cater to recreational visitors can assess resort and local-option taxes of up to 3%.

See a quick snapshot of all of Montana’s tax rates.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

Statewide auto sales

New Hampshire

Although the Granite State doesn’t collect a sales tax on consumer products or services, it does collect a tax on restaurant meals and lodgings, as well as on car rentals.

See a quick snapshot of all of New Hampshire’s tax rates.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

Statewide auto sales

Oregon

The Beaver State is fine with not collecting sales tax. But it won’t let Oregon residents claim sales tax paid to other states as a way to reduce their state income taxes.

See a quick snapshot of all of Oregon’s tax rates.

Sources: Bankrate state tax directory and individual state tax departments.

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Largest Gift in History of Duquesne Law School Will Transform Judicial Education Statewide

First-of-its-kind initiative funded by esteemed alumnus Thomas R. Kline pairs Duquesne and Pa. law schools with courts

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PITTSBURGH , July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Duquesne University President Ken Gormley today announced the largest individual gift in its law school’s history — $7.5 million to establish the “Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education.” The gift will enable Duquesne’s School of Law to create the first-of-its-kind program in the nation. To be conducted in conjunction with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the program will coordinate with deans and law scholars at Pennsylvania’s nine law schools to establish an innovative, high-level curriculum of courses and seminars for the state’s more than 600 trial and appellate judges.

“It gives me great pride to help establish the Kline Center for Judicial Education, which for me personally is the intersection of my pride in my alma mater, my commitment to legal education, my respect for the judicial process and the need for the highest standards for lawyers and judges,” said Thomas R. Kline , a prominent 1978 Duquesne Law School alumnus and founding partner of the law firm Kline Specter, PC, and one of the state’s most successful trial attorneys. “There could be no better place in America for this unique model for judicial education and research to be established than at Duquesne University School of Law, which has a historic commitment to public service and an unparalleled alumni list of distinguished trial and appellate judges who have served the commonwealth and the nation.”

In announcing the gift, Gormley stated, “The creation of the Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education, in partnership with the Pennsylvania courts, and in collaboration with other law schools, is the first of its kind in the nation. We expect it to become a national model for judicial education in a new era.” Gormley added, “We will draw on expertise not only from legal scholars, but also from experts in science, psychology, health sciences, ethics, and other areas necessary for sophisticated judicial decision-making, utilizing talent from universities across Pennsylvania . We are deeply appreciative to our alumnus Tom Kline , who has been committed throughout his career to the highest possible level of legal education in our commonwealth, and has stepped up to support his alma mater with this history-making gift to create the Center. We are also appreciative that Chief Justice Thomas Saylor , the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania , and the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts, have collaborated with Duquesne University to create this historic partnership to further advance the system of justice in our commonwealth. It is a truly exciting moment for Duquesne Law School . We are honored to lead this important initiative.”

The Kline Center will also work with the deans and legal scholars at all nine law schools in Pennsylvania (including Duquesne’s School of Law) to create a statewide network designed to provide an innovative, high-level judicial education to more than 600 Pennsylvania jurists across the state.

“Our goal is to assure that judicial officers in Pennsylvania have the requisite skills and knowledge to fulfill their judicial responsibilities with integrity, adherence to the rule of law, and the highest standards of ethical behavior,” said Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Thomas G. Saylor. “The Supreme Court’s ongoing continuing judicial education efforts are paramount to achieving this goal. We are grateful to Duquesne University for partnering with us, and indeed, to all the law schools for their anticipated involvement in this most important undertaking.”

The Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education will be housed at Duquesne University School of Law. It is expected that the Center will begin searching for an executive director immediately, with a goal of working with the Judicial Education Department of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts to begin delivering courses in 2018.

“We are thrilled that Duquesne University School of Law has been given this extraordinary opportunity to facilitate public service of the judicial branch in our commonwealth at the very highest level,” said Dean Maureen Lally-Green , who previously served as a judge on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania for eleven years. “The Kline Center will provide an invaluable learning opportunity for our faculty and students as they assist in the great work of the Center. We express our deep thanks to our distinguished alum Tom Kline , and to the Pennsylvania Courts, for proposing this important position of trust in Duquesne’s Law School.”


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