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US Gas Futures Fall On Warm Weather, High Supply Forecasts

October 26th, 2010

HOUSTON (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures continued their fall Monday, pressured by ample supplies and forecasts for prolonged mild weather. Natural gas for November delivery fell 1.5 cents, or 0.5%, to $3.317 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Temperate autumn weather has reduced demand recently, sending inventories toward record […]

US Gas Futures Slump To 13-Month Lows After Storage Build

October 22nd, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures fell to fresh 13-month lows Thursday after a U.S. government report showed inventories continued to close in on last year’s record levels, adding to the oversupply worry that has pressured the market for months. Natural gas for November delivery settled down 17.1 cents, or 4.8%, to $3.368 […]

Electric Prices and Market Factors to Watch

October 21st, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Wholesale electric prices remain very low, reflecting the depressed price of natural gas, which is the marginal generation fuel, and reduced electric demand caused by the struggling economy, energy conservation and the end of the summer cooling season. For consumers in states with third party supply options, this provides a […]

US Gas Futures Rise On Cool-Weather View, Bargain Interest

October 21st, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures rose Wednesday on bargain buying and speculation that expected cooler temperatures in parts of the U.S. would boost gas-heating demand. Natural gas for November delivery rose 2.6 cents, or 0.7%, to $3.539 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The benchmark futures contract has […]

US Gas Futures Rise From 13-Month Lows On Bargain Buying

October 20th, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose Tuesday on bargain buying as market participants took the opportunity to buy after prices plunged to 13-month lows. Natural gas for November delivery settled up 8.2 cents, or 2.4%, to $3.513 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Tuesday’s gains followed three […]

Natural Gas Market Factors to Watch

October 14th, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Futures prices for natural gas dropped to a one year low this week, trading as low as $3.545 on Tuesday, the lowest price since September of last year. The hurricane season has been very active, but has spared the Gulf of Mexico almost entirely. Summer weather this year was well […]

October 13th, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose Tuesday on bargain buying as market participants were reluctant to bet that prices would continue to fall from one-year lows with winter’s gas-heating demand on the horizon. Natural gas for November delivery rose 2.8 cents, or 0.8%, to $3.629 a million British thermal units on the […]

Futures Rise On Bargain Buying, Winter Weather View

October 11th, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose Friday above one-year lows on bargain buying and in anticipation of cooling temperatures and increased gas heating demand in the coming weeks. Natural gas for November delivery settled up 3.4 cents, or 1%, at $3.651 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. […]

Crude Oil Market Factors

October 7th, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Crude oil futures moved upward again this last week as the U. S. Dollar continued to decline. The November crude contract finished Wednesday at $83.23 per barrel, up only $.44 for the session, but up over $10.00 per barrel from the $72.00 August low. This increase occurred in spite of […]

Obama Drill Ban Near End, EU Ban Coming?

October 7th, 2010

NEW YORK (Wall Street Journal) – As the oil drilling heavyweights of the energy sector recast their rigs around the globe to make up for the Obama drilling ban, Europe may be next to put up a “do not enter” sign on its deepwater oil and gas assets. The U.S. ban on drilling is actually […]

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