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Natural gas stocks grow less than expected

April 23rd, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) – Natural gas stockpiles rose less than expected last week, the government said Thursday. The Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration said in its weekly report that natural gas inventories held in underground storage in the lower 48 states grew by 73 billion cubic feet to about 1.83 trillion cubic feet for the […]

Algae Could Grow Into A Biofuels Leader

April 20th, 2010

(CNBC) — While corn ethanol dominates the current biofuel market, the future of clean liquid-energy looks more likely to be found floating on ponds than growing in fields. Algae-derived biofuels have garnered a lot of attention and investment over the past year due to their potential market-disrupting economics, even if they have become more common […]

US forecaster sees increased 2010 hurricane threat

April 7th, 2010

MIAMI (Reuters) – The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season will produce an above-average eight hurricanes, four of them major, posing a heightened threat to the U.S. coastline, the Colorado State University hurricane forecasting team predicted on Wednesday. In its second forecast in four months for the 2010 season, the leading storm research team founded by hurricane […]

U.S. FERC’s Norris Stresses Importance of Energy Market Jurisdiction and Reasonably Priced Power

April 7th, 2010

Washington (PLATTS PR NEWSWIRE) – John Norris, the newest member of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), at the Platts Energy Podium today endorsed the agency’s position that it, and not the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), should oversee the trading of physical power and financial transmission rights. “It is very important that […]

EIA to make gas data revisions

April 6th, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Energy Department is preparing to make large revisions to its U.S. natural-gas production data, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The department found it has been overstating output, the paper said. The monthly gas-production data, known as the 914 report, is used by the industry and analysts for […]

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.

Therm

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