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Mid-Summer Natural Gas Fundamentals

July 29th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Very hot weather continues to engulf the eastern two thirds of the country with but a few short term breaks in the Northern Plains and the Northeast. The National Weather Service predicts continuing hot weather for at least the next two weeks if not beyond. Heating load caused by the […]

US Gas Futures Settle Near 3-Week Low

July 29th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – A larger-than-expected weekly increase of U.S. inventories pushed natural-gas futures lower Thursday, as traders looked past weather forecasts supportive of prices. Natural gas for September delivery settled down 7.4 cents, or 1.7%, at $4.244 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Futures settled at their lowest […]

US Gas Contract Ends Unchanged; Traders Watch Gulf Storm

July 28th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – The August natural-gas contract ended unchanged in its last day of trading as traders looked ahead to storage data and a weather system in the Gulf of Mexico. Natural gas for August delivery settled unchanged at $4.370 per million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The most […]

US Gas Futures Lower Ahead Of Contract Expiration

July 27th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures pared some losses made Tuesday, but a lack of sustained heat kept pressure on the market to end the session down amid low trading volume. Natural gas for August delivery settled down 1.6 cents, or 0.4%, to $4.370 per million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile […]

Blistering Heat Wave Stressing Nation’s Power Grid

July 21st, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) – A lengthy, blistering heat wave that is blanketing the eastern half of the United States is putting significant stress on the nation’s power grid as homeowners and businesses crank up their air conditioners. Utilities say they’re ready for high power demand and widespread electricity shortages or outages are unlikely. Lines and […]

Nuclear Plants Plan for Worst

July 15th, 2011

FREDERICKSBURG, VA (The Free Lance-Star) – North Anna Power Station, and other U.S. nuclear plants in earthquake zones, are getting more guidance from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster. The NRC’s Japan Task Force, set up to analyze what went wrong there and implications for U.S. plants, released its initial […]

US Gas Futures Snap Four-Day Rally Streak

July 15th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – A larger-than-expected weekly increase of U.S. inventories pushed natural-gas futures lower Thursday, but futures pared those losses on continued forecasts for hot weather. Natural gas for August delivery settled down 2.5 cents, or 0.6%, at $4.378 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Energy Information […]

US Natural Gas Futures Lower Ahead Of Inventory Data

July 14th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures edged lower Thursday, as traders awaited weekly storage data expected to show a smaller-than-average increase in U.S. inventories. Natural gas for August delivery recently fell 4.1 cents, or 0.9%, to $4.362 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Futures had risen in the previous […]

Analysts Project Natural Gas Price Stability

July 14th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – In spite of increased public controversy regarding natural gas production, particularly production from shale formations using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, analysts are forecasting relatively low and stable natural gas prices for the balance of the year and into 2012. Recent price projections for 2011 and 2012 are as follows: […]

US Gas Futures Continue To Rise On Hot Weather

July 13th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures rose Tuesday as forecasts for hot temperatures supported prices. Natural gas for August delivery settled up 4.5 cents, or 1.1%, at $4.333 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Futures rose for a third-straight session, reaching an intraday high of $4.35/MMBtu. A heat wave […]

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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