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Tidal Energy Continues to Entice

November 29th, 2010

LOS ANGELES (United Press International) – Tapping the Earth’s ocean tides for affordable, renewable energy could ultimately meet 10 percent of America’s electricity needs, advocates say. While widespread use may be years off, supporters say tides and other hydrokinetic systems, from ocean waves to free-flowing rivers, could eventually provide more electricity than hydropower dams now […]

US Gas Futures Surge On Icy Forecasts

November 22nd, 2010

HOUSTON (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose Friday on an icy weather outlook, propelling the benchmark contract to its first weekly gain in November. Natural gas for December delivery settled up 15.7 cents, or 3.92%, to $4.164 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Futures have struggled to stay above $4/MMBtu […]

NRG Launches Nation’s First Privately Funded, Comprehensive Electric Vehicle Charging Ecosystem

November 18th, 2010

HOUSTON (Business Wire) – NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG – News) is launching the nation’s first privately funded, comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem in Houston, the start of a rollout across Texas in 2011. Under the brand name eVgosm (ee-vee-go), NRG will provide electric vehicle owners throughout the greater Houston area with an extremely convenient and affordable […]

International Economic Uncertainty Returns

November 18th, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The world economic recovery became a little more tenuous this week, as signs of difficulties became more evident. Inflation concerns were heightened in China, South Korea and India as those countries initiated some financial tightening. In Europe, the sovereign debt problem specifically for Greece and Ireland re-emerged with default concerns […]

Winter Weather Approaches

November 11th, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Weather forecast from the National Weather Service and some independent forecasters are now calling for much colder than normal temperatures throughout most of the country during the last half of November. Traders in natural gas futures responded to the weather forecast news by liquidating existing short positions and taking long […]

US Gas Futures Hit 11-Week High On Cool Weather Outlook

November 10th, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose Tuesday to their highest levels since August as cold-weather forecasts boosted expectations for gas-heating demand. Natural gas for December delivery settled up 12.2 cents, or 3%, to $4.210 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest ending price for the benchmark […]

US Gas Futures Rise Above $4/MMBtu On Cool Weather View

November 9th, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose Monday on speculation that cooler-than-normal weather expected in some major gas-consuming markets will boost heating demand for the fuel. Natural gas for December delivery recently traded 9.4 cents, or 2.3% higher, at $4.031 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The benchmark […]

Natural Gas Prices Continue to Slide

November 8th, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Last week, the Federal Reserve announced a new program of quantitative easing (dubbed “QE2”) in which the Fed would make sizable purchases of government securities. The purpose is to stimulate the economy, avoid economic stagnation and reduce the risk of deflation. The initial effect of this announcement has been a sharp […]

US Gas Futures Rise On Colder Weather, Inventories Weigh

November 3rd, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose Tuesday, with cold weather providing a boost but high inventory levels limiting gains. Natural gas for December delivery recently traded 3.9 cents, or 1%, higher at $3.871 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Gas futures have struggled to trade above $4/MMBtu […]

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