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Natural gas: fuel of the future

March 31st, 2010

NEW YORK ( — The world seems awash in natural gas. In the United States, new production from once hard-to-tap shale rock is booming in places like Texas, Louisiana and the Northeast. There are also plans to construct a mammoth gas pipeline through Canada to bring Alaskan North Slope gas to market. In Australia and […]

Natural Gas Price Drops to Record Low

March 26th, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) — The futures contract for natural gas tumbled to its lowest price on record Thursday after the government reported that supplies grew for the first time this year, adding to already bloated reserves. The country had been burning large volumes of natural gas to heat homes and run power generators this winter […]

California to Reinstate Limited Direct Access for Non-Residential Customers

March 23rd, 2010

(CAPSTONE ENERGY SERVICES) – California regulators have elected to begin moving back toward an open-access grid. On March 11, 2010, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued its “Decision for Increased Limits for Direst Access Transactions” which sets the framework for non-residential power consumers to purchase electricity supplies from non-utility marketers.  This decision begins to […]

California nonresidential electricity market to be opened to some competition

March 23rd, 2010

SAN DIEGO (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE) – If you own a business or run a government agency, soon you won’t have to buy your electricity from San Diego Gas & Electric. Beginning April 16, nonresidential customers who now get their power from SDG&E will be able to buy electricity from one of a dozen other companies. […]

Energy Sec Chu Says Global Warming Is Real; Nat Gas Will Be Bridge Fuel

March 16th, 2010

HOUSTON  (FORBES) – Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today a $154 million investment by the U.S. government in a carbon-capture and sequestration project to be developed by electric utility NRG in Texas. NRG will match the federal funds and build a 60 mw power plant–the carbon dioxide from which will be injected into an oil […]

Glossary Terms

Glossary Terms

Nominated Volume

The physical quantity of gas requested, typically in MMBtu/day, for a specific contract or for all contracts at a specific point.

Marketing Affiliate

A marketing company that has corporate ties to an interstate pipeline, an intrastate pipeline, or a local distribution company.

Energy Only Providers

Power marketers or other electricity vendors who provide and bill for only the energy component of the electricity consumed by the end-use customer.


A unit of heating value equivalent to 100,000 British thermal units (Btu).

Real Power

The component of electric power that performs work, typically measured in kilowatts (kW) or megawatts (MW)--sometimes referred to as Active Power.

Injection (Storage)

The process of delivering natural gas into a storage field for future delivery and use.

Price Ceiling

Statutory maximum lawful prices for various categories of natural gas, including gas destined for both the intrastate and interstate markets.

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Energy Delivery Chains

Energy Delivery Chains

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Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment

How we assist clients in responding to national environmental concerns.

  • Initiate and manage a "Green" energy procurement program
  • Evaluate national legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Research state and local energy efficiency programs and incentives
  • Track energy use and related emissions estimate