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Natural Gas Prices in an Uncertain Recovery

February 11th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – NYMEX crude oil prices tumbled this week as the futures market discounted the inherent risk in the Egyptian demonstrations and traders who bought into the geopolitical price rally engaged in profit taking. The March contract has fallen to below $87 per barrel after rising to $93 when the demonstrations began. […]

OPEC Raises Demand Forecast; Says Shortage Not Behind $100 Oil

February 10th, 2011

LONDON (Bloomberg) – The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries raised estimates for the amount of crude it will need to produce this year, and said that prices at their highest in two years don’t signal any supply shortage. OPEC predicts it will have to provide 29.8 million barrels a day this year, about 400,000 a […]

New Drilling Method Opens Vast Oil Fields in US

February 10th, 2011

STANLEY, ND (Associated Press) – A new drilling technique is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil in the western United States, helping reverse a two-decade decline in domestic production of crude. Companies are investing billions of dollars to get at oil deposits scattered across North Dakota, Colorado, Texas and California. By 2015, oil […]

Egypt Riots Add Pressure on OPEC With $100 Oil: Energy Markets

February 4th, 2011

LONDON (Bloomberg) – OPEC is under pressure from consumers to boost supply as most of the world’s benchmark crudes surpass $100 a barrel amid political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East. Oil prices are high enough to “derail” the global economic recovery, Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency said this week. Saudi Arabian […]

US Gas Futures Fall As Supply Burden Still Weighs

February 4th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures slid Thursday as a larger-than-average weekly storage draw wasn’t enough to ease concerns that supply will continue to overwhelm demand with the end of winter’s peak heating demand period on the horizon. Natural gas for March delivery settled lower by 9.2 cents, or 2.1%, at $4.337 a […]

Geopolitical Factors and Energy Markets

February 4th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The political crises in Egypt and other northern Africa and Middle East countries have had an immediate effect on world energy markets. The risk of disruptions from major oil producing countries there caused NYMEX Crude oil prices to jump $3.70 on Friday and another $2.85 on Monday to move above […]

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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  • Research state and local energy efficiency programs and incentives
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