OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – This week, the U.S. Supreme court ruled that the EPA could reinstate regulations limiting power plant emissions that cross state lines – the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. It is estimated that this EPA rule will affect as many as 1,000 power plants in the eastern U.S. requiring additional pollution control […]
OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – As the winter heating season comes to a close, the aftermath of this much colder than normal winter is beginning to come into focus. Storage inventories ended the winter at 822 Bcf, the lowest level in more than ten years. In order to refill storage to a comfortable level of […]
OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – This winter will have lasting effects on the natural gas costs for the rest of this year. Daily spot price volatility, particularly in the eastern two-thirds of the country has been record setting and, at times, reverberated into all areas of the country, even regions not experiencing extreme cold weather […]
OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – One of the driving forces in the chaotic natural gas market this winter has been the rapidly depleting storage caused by the relentless cold weather in the Midwest and the East. At the beginning of the withdrawal season in November, inventories exceeded 3,800 Bcf, 80 Bcf below the previous year, […]
OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – This has been a winter to remember and February 5 was a day to remember. In the midst of one of the coldest winters in the last 20 years, natural gas and pipeline capacity were suddenly in short supply almost everywhere. Residential and commercial heating demand climbed 17 Bcf/day or […]
CHICAGO (Chicago Tribune) Chicago-based Exelon Corp. said Thursday on a conference call following its quarterly earnings results that it will shut down nuclear plants to save money if it doesn’t see a path to steady profits this year. The company’s large fleet of nuclear plants have struggled to remain profitable as they attempt to compete […]
(NBC News) – As meteorologists on Monday added up to 10 inches of snow to their frigid forecasts for the Northeast and Midwest this week, the regions are struggling with a lack of the essential resources residents need to keep warm. While the cold won’t be quite as unbearable as the Polar Vortex system earlier […]
OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) plans for 2014 include addressing some of the problems that exist in the interrelationship of the natural gas and electric industries. Natural gas has become the fuel of choice for new electric generation capacity, as environmental considerations require utilities to abandon old coal plants […]
OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The average NYMEX Last Day Settlement price in 2013 was $3.652 per MMbtu up 31% from the 2012 low of $2.789 per MMbtu. The increase was caused, in part, by a surge of late winter cold weather that reduced April 1 storage inventories 800 Bcf below the previous year. Prices […]
OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The cold weather that has gripped the eastern two-thirds of the country this last week has been the coldest in the last 10-20 years. It was the second major cold spell of this winter season pulling down storage inventories and creating massive price volatility in markets threatened with limited supplies. […]
Natural gas can be used as a raw material in a variety of products, including paint, fertilizer, plastics and medicines.
Natural gas produces fewer emissions than other fossil fuels, with less nitrogen, sulfur, carbon and fine particulates.
Texas produces the largest amount of natural gas in the USA.
The biggest consumer of coal in the US is the electric power sector.
There are 17,658 electric utility generators in the USA.
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