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US Gas Futures End Slightly Higher; Fall 8.7% On Week

January 31st, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures ended with slight gains Friday as market participants weighed forecasts for colder-than-normal weather with the supply burden that has pressured futures for months. Natural gas for March delivery settled up 0.4 cent, or 0.1% at $4.323 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. […]

Changing Natural Gas Market Dynamics

January 28th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Natural Gas prices tumbled this last week in spite of colder than normal weather forecasts over the eastern two thirds of the country and possibly for the rest of the winter. The low winter prices and supply surplus are indications of a structural change in the North American natural gas […]

US Gas Futures Fall On Warmer Weather View, Ample Supply

January 26th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures fell for a second day Tuesday as a warmer weather outlook for the next two weeks hit demand expectations for the heating fuel and sent traders cashing out of a market that had recently touched five-month highs. Natural gas for February delivery recently traded 10 cents lower, […]

Energy Market Activities

January 20th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Energy Prices remained relatively stable over the last week with demand growth expectations being offset by what appears to be sufficient supplies. Crude oil closed this Tuesday at $90.86 almost $2.00 off the weekly high. Projections of high demand growth in emerging economies have fueled the ongoing increase in crude […]

US Gas Futures Fall Despite Cold Forecasts

January 19th, 2011

HOUSTON (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures traded lower Tuesday despite forecasts that colder-than-normal weather could linger through the end of January. Natural gas for February delivery traded down 1.4 cents, or 0.31%, at $4.466 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The benchmark contract rose 1.3% last week and began […]

Supply, Demand and Speculation

January 13th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Energy futures prices this week reversed course from last week, with crude oil and refined products rising and natural gas prices falling. February crude oil climbed back above $91 per barrel, after last week’s sell-off had pushed prices down to $88. Analysts attributed this rebound to the temporary shutdown of […]

US Gas Futures Rise For Second Day On Late January Cold View

January 13th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures ended higher Wednesday on expectations for late January cold and an above-average weekly draw from U.S. gas supplies. Natural gas for February delivery settled up 5 cents, or 1.1%, at $4.531 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The benchmark contract has advanced for […]

Wind Power Growing in Texas

January 12th, 2011

FORT WORTH (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) – Wind power continued as a growing force in electricity production in Texas in 2010, accounting for 7.8 percent of generation for the power grid operated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages 85 percent of the state’s electric load. ERCOT recorded a new wind energy output record […]

Natural-Gas Vehicles On The Road To Acceptance

January 11th, 2011

( – With nearly 12 million vehicles around the world running on compressed natural gas these days, but only 120,000 of them in the U.S., opportunity looms in a country that is weary of expensive crude oil from increasingly unfriendly nations and home to a vast supply of natural gas. “Without question, natural gas will […]

Alaska Pipeline Operator Working to Restore Oil Output

January 11th, 2011

(Bloomberg) – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System operator is installing a bypass to restore the line that carries 15 percent of U.S. crude output after a leak forced its closure three days earlier. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. is starting “preparatory work” to drain the pipes in the area of the discharge, seal it and build an […]

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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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