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Offshore Oil Disaster Could Boost New-Age Biofuels

June 17th, 2010

(CNBC) – While BP’s [BP 32.107 0.257 (+0.81%)] Gulf of Mexico oil spill has dimmed the prospects for new offshore oil drilling, next-generation biofuels may be able to compensate for that lost production, marking the start of a bigger move away from oil. “Six-billion dollars goes a long way,” says one energy fund portfolio manager, […]

Saving Energy, and Its Cost

June 17th, 2010

NEW YORK (The New York Times) – There once was a time when the government relied on a very blunt way of regulating the economy. It told companies and individuals what they could do and what they could not do. These were the days of command-and-control regulation. But then came the market revolution of the […]

NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

June 4th, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (NOAA) – An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal outlook issued May 27th by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service. As with every hurricane season, this outlook underscores the importance of having a hurricane preparedness […]

As oil spill damages Gulf, will U.S. change energy use?

June 3rd, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (McClatchy Newspapers) — The Gulf oil spill has triggered a crisis of confidence, shaking Americans’ views about BP, the oil industry, technology and President Barack Obama and slowing a planned expansion of domestic offshore oil drilling. Are the worst spill in U.S. history and images of dead birds and toxic syrup lapping at […]

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