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US Gas Futures Rally As Traders Look To Next Storm

August 31st, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures shot higher Tuesday, bouncing back from a recent selloff, as traders eyed additional storms brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. Natural gas for October delivery settled up 7.9 cents, or 2.1%, at $3.909 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Futures advanced Tuesday as […]

US Gas Futures Unchanged As Irene’s Impact Is Weighed

August 29th, 2011

HOUSTON (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures were unchanged Friday as market participants pondered the impact that Hurricane Irene could have on demand and the front-month contract neared expiration. Natural gas for September delivery settled unchanged from Thursday’s close at $3.931 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The benchmark contract has […]

Declining Short Term Natural Gas Risks

August 25th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – As the summer has progressed, natural gas prices have drifted to the low end of the 2011 trading range. This has been due, in part, to the reported weekly storage injections exceeding expectations on a relatively consistent basis. In addition, the oppressive heat that has gripped much of the country […]

U.S. Natural Gas Consumption for Electric Power Tops Industrial Consumption

August 22nd, 2011

(U.S. Energy Information Administration) – Since December 2008, the rolling 12-month total consumption of natural gas by the electric power sector has consistently exceeded the same measure of natural gas consumption by the industrial sector. Both the decreased industrial natural gas consumption due to the economic downturn and the increased utilization of natural gas-fired electric […]

US Gas Futures Rise Amid Hints That Heat Could Linger

August 22nd, 2011

HOUSTON (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures on Friday climbed from the five-month low reached Thursday on bargain buying amid weather forecasts that hint at continued demand to power air conditioners. Natural gas for September delivery settled 4.8 cents, or 1.23%, higher, at $3.94 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. […]

US Gas Futures Rebound On Atlantic Storm View

August 19th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rebounded Friday from five-month lows as traders were cautious ahead of a weekend that could see potential tropical storms move closer to the energy-rich Gulf of Mexico. Gas for September delivery recently traded up 5.1 cents, or 1.3%, at $3.943 a million British thermal units on the […]

Electricity Infrastructure and Future Power Costs

August 17th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – On July 21st the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a landmark ruling (Order #1000) regarding expansion of the U.S. electric transmission infrastructure. In this Order, FERC established the basis for developing transmission projects that go beyond the traditional regional boundaries and encompass both regional planning and interregional planning. This […]

US Gas Futures Fall As Temperatures Seen Moderating

August 16th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures fell Monday as a break from high temperatures across much of the U.S. suggested at least a short dip in demand for electricity for cooling homes and businesses. Natural gas for September delivery settled down 3.6 cents, or 0.9%, at $4.024 a million British thermal units on […]

US Gas Futures Soar On Lower-Than-Expected Storage Build

August 12th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures reversed course, rising higher Thursday after the U.S. government reported a smaller-than-expected weekly build in U.S. inventories. Natural gas for September delivery recently traded up 8.2 cents, or 2.1%, to $4.085 per million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Energy Information Administration said […]

US Gas Futures Settle Above $4 For First Time In A Week

August 11th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures settled above the psychologically important $4 level for the first time in a week Wednesday, but ended the day nearly flat. Almost a week ago a larger-than-expected weekly inventory report triggered a selloff for the market, and prices have slowly eased higher with the help of warmer […]

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.


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