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Coal Faces Competition From Natural Gas

September 30th, 2010

PITTSBURGH (Post-Gazette) – An abundance of natural gas being extracted from the Marcellus Shale and other geological formations is giving coal more competition as a source for the nation’s power plants, but the dark rock will remain our primary fuel for electricity for the foreseeable future. That was the conclusion shared by panelists in a […]

September 30th, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose slightly Wednesday on bargain buying and support from gains in other energy markets. Natural gas for November delivery settled up 1.1 cent, or 0.3%, at $3.962 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange—the contract’s second consecutive day of gains. With no major […]

US Gas Futures Fall On Calm Gulf Storm Outlook, Ample Supplies

September 28th, 2010

(Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures fell to their lowest levels in more than two weeks as a lack of storm threats to Gulf of Mexico production put the focus back on high U.S. stockpiles. Natural gas for October delivery settled down 8.1 cents, or 2.1%, at $3.800 per million British thermal units on the […]

2011 Energy Market Preview

September 23rd, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Energy prices have remained relatively static over the last few months, despite some short term volatility. October natural gas finished Tuesday at $3.919 per MMbtu, at the low end of recent $3.75-$4.75 trading range. Crude oil remains in the mid $70s, closing Tuesday at $73.52 per barrel and gasoline finished […]

US Gas Futures Rise As Caribbean Storm Gains Momentum

September 23rd, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose Wednesday as traders weighed the development of a storm near the Gulf of Mexico against expectations that Thursday’s storage numbers will be larger than average. Natural gas for October delivery settled 4.7 cents, or 1.2%, higher at $3.966 a million British thermal units on the New […]

US Gas Futures Rally On New Atlantic Storms

September 22nd, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rebounded Tuesday as two new storm systems diverted traders’ attention from high U.S. inventories. Natural gas for October delivery settled 9.7 cents, or 2.5%, higher at $3.919a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Tuesday’s gains earned back nearly half of the previous session’s […]

US Gas Futures Sink 5% on Rising Supply, Weakening Storm Threat

September 21st, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures plunged Monday, erasing a week-long rally in a single session as the fizzling hurricane threat to the U.S. Gulf brought attention back to robust supplies. Natural gas for October delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange settled 20.2 cents, or 5%, lower at $3.822 a million British […]

US Gas Futures Fall as Traders Profit from Five-Day Rally

September 20th, 2010

(Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures fell slightly Friday as traders cashed out of the market to profit on the week’s rally, ending a five-day streak of gains. Natural gas for October delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange settled 3.8 cents, or 0.9% lower, at $4.024 a million British thermal units. “I think it’s […]

US Gas Futures Inch Higher On Seasonal Rebound

September 16th, 2010

(Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose for a fourth consecutive session Wednesday, though gains were once again slight as the rally ran up against abundant supplies and a hurricane season that has so far largely spared the gas-rich Gulf of Mexico. Natural gas for October delivery ended 2.9 cents, or 0.7%, higher at $3.995 […]

Natural Gas Price Volatility

September 16th, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Natural gas futures prices have historically been one of the most volatile of the traded commodities. This volatility is due, in part, to the lack of timely supply and demand information, creating a great deal of market uncertainty. In addition, market supply and demand is subject to an almost unpredictable […]

Energy Facts

Energy Facts

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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