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Pipeline Deal Changes Crude Oil Market Dynamics – Again

November 23rd, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – This last week, ConocoPhillips announced an agreement to sell its 50% interest in the Seaway pipeline to Enbridge Inc. for $1.5B. This pipeline currently moves Gulf Coast oil production to Cushing OK for storage and refining. Because of the 2011 inventory glut in Cushing, the Seaway pipeline has been running […]

Oil Abundance in Canada Provokes Anxiety

November 22nd, 2011

(Bloomberg Markets Magazine) – The helicopter swooping over once- pristine spruce forests provides a close-up view of why the province of Alberta, Canada, is among the planet’s most coveted — and contested — petroleum hot spots. North of Fort McMurray, a boomtown serving tens of thousands of migrant workers, Syncrude Canada Ltd.’s oil-sands mine stretches […]

US Natural Gas Rallies With Signs Winter May Be On Way

November 22nd, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures flirted with their lowest level in a year before rallying Monday, closing 2.5% higher as revised weather forecasts began to show winter may finally be on the way. Natural gas futures for December delivery ended the day up 8.3 cents at $3.399 a million British thermal units […]

Noteworthy News from this Week

November 15th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – U.S. Delays Decision on Keystone Pipeline – In an announcement on Thursday this week, the Obama Administration deferred any decision on approval of the Keystone crude oil pipeline until after the 2012 elections to provide more time to properly address the impact of the project and the concerns that many […]

Big Bets on Solar Company Aren’t Paying off for Taxpayers

November 14th, 2011

DETROIT (Detroit Free Press) – Five years ago, metro Detroit’s Energy Conversion Devices and its big bet on solar looked like a sure thing: Its product was revolutionary and it was cheaper than that of competitors. After years of losses, the company showed it could post a fat profit. Politicians took notice: Then-President George W. […]

US Gas Futures Slide For 3rd Straight Day

November 14th, 2011

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures fell for the third straight day, dropping 1.8% amid growing pessimism over the market’s weakening supply-and-demand fundamentals. Natural gas futures for December delivery settled down 6.5 cents, to $3.584 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The market is setting record lows for […]

Solar Glut Worsens as Supply Surge Cuts Prices 93%: Commodities

November 10th, 2011

LONDON (Bloomberg) – The cost of solar cells and microchips has nowhere to go but down because of a supply glut for the commodity they’re made from, a brittle charcoal-colored semiconductor baked in ovens at 600 degrees centigrade. Polysilicon has plunged 93 percent to $33 a kilogram from $475 three years ago as the top […]

Winter – Natural Gas Storage, Prices and Infrastructure

November 4th, 2011

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The natural gas storage injection season is drawing a close, yet prices continue to remain well below $4.00, with no short term signs of winter price rally. The November NYMEX contract expired at $3.524, the lowest monthly settlement price in a year. Storage inventories have climbed to very near last […]

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