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Looking Forward to 2011

December 30th, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – As 2011 approaches, energy markets maintain a domestic/international dichotomy. North American natural gas prices remain depressed, below $4.50 per MMbtu, which has generally kept wholesale power prices down. Crude oil prices, with international reach, continue to climb, now trading over $91.00 per barrel, pulling gasoline and other refined products prices […]

US Gas Futures End Flat On Mild Weather, Expected Storage Draw

December 30th, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures ended nearly unchanged Wednesday as traders weighed forecasts for mild weather in parts of the country with expectations for a larger-than-average weekly inventory draw. Natural gas for February delivery settled down 0.1 cent at $4.287 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange on its […]

US Gas Futures Rise As Large Storage Draw Expected

December 23rd, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures regained some ground Wednesday ahead of an expected report of a large draw of gas from storage. Natural gas for January delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange settled 9.3 cents, or 2.3%, higher at $4.152 a million British thermal units after opening 1 cent higher at […]

2010 In Perspective

December 23rd, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The economic consequences of the 2008 financial crisis carried on through 2010 as the U. S. economy struggled to achieve sustainable economic growth, even with negligible interest rates and several economic and monetary stimulus programs. In addition, the sovereign debt crisis for many countries in Europe and the rapidly increasing […]

US Gas Demand Should Fall for Good After ’06 Peak

December 21st, 2010

NEW YORK (Associated Press) – The world’s biggest gas-guzzling nation has limits after all. After seven decades of mostly uninterrupted growth, U.S. gasoline demand is at the start of a long-term decline. By 2030, Americans will burn at least 20 percent less gasoline than today, experts say, even as millions of more cars clog the […]

US Gas Futures Sink After Weekly Storage Report Meets Views

December 20th, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures fell for a third consecutive day Thursday, settling at a one-month low after a weekly government storage report reinforced the view that gas stockpiles will be ample to meet winter’s heating needs. Natural gas for January delivery settled 17.4 cents, or 4.1%, lower at $4.048 a million […]

US Gas Futures Sink After Weekly Storage Report Meets Views

December 17th, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures fell for a third consecutive day Thursday, settling at a one-month low after a weekly government storage report reinforced the view that gas stockpiles will be ample to meet winter’s heating needs. Natural gas for January delivery settled 17.4 cents, or 4.1%, lower at $4.048 a million […]

DJ US Gas Futures Fall For Second Day On Warming Weather View

December 16th, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures fell for a second consecutive day Wednesday as forecasts for a return to normal temperatures in major gas-heating markets near the end of the month outweighed support from expectations of a larger-than-average weekly drawdown in supplies. Natural gas for January delivery settled 3.3 cents, or 0.8% lower, […]

Winter Cold Blast Hits the Midwest and East

December 15th, 2010

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The first major winter storm and arctic cold front blasted into the Midwest and Northeast this week. Cash prices surged in the Northeast where capacity constraints remain despite of the abundance of supply. The Transco Zone 6 Non-NY City gas price reached as high as $20.00 per MMbtu in anticipation […]

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