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US Gas Futures Settle -1.6% At $2.713/mmBtu Amid Oversupply

January 31st, 2012

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures settled 1.6% lower Monday amid worries that an even a late winter cold snap won’t help overcome the huge supply overhang in the market. Revised weekend forecasts showing normal and below-normal temperatures in the densely populated eastern U.S. in the early part of February pushed prices up early […]

US GAS: Futures Rebound As February Contract Expires

January 30th, 2012

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures rose Friday, rebounding on the last day of trading for the February contract on signs colder weather could be ahead for parts of the U.S. Natural gas for February delivery settled 7.3 cents, or 2.8%, to end at $2.678 a million British thermal units on the New […]

Have Natural Gas Prices Bottomed?

January 27th, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The big debate this week is about why natural gas prices have suddenly surged upward and whether or not this price move is a market reversal or just an aberration in an overall depressed and declining market. After having declined last week to $2.29 per MMbtu, the lowest price in […]

US Gas Futures Settle +2.9c At $2.554/MMBtu On Output Cut

January 25th, 2012

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures settled 1.2% higher Tuesday, continuing a rally from 10-year lows sparked by news of a production cut by a major U.S. producer. Gas prices surged 8% Monday after Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK), the second-biggest U.S. gas producer, said it was cutting output in response to low prices. But […]

US Gas Futures Plunge To Decade Low On Modest Storage Draw

January 20th, 2012

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural gas futures plunged more than 6% to their lowest level in 10 years Thursday after a government report showed another week of modest demand for the fuel. The slide marks the eighth straight session of lower prices for the fuel, triggered by an unusually warm winter that has damped […]

Electric Plants Shift from Coal to Natural Gas

January 17th, 2012

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The huge, belching smokestacks of electric power plants have long symbolized air pollution woes. But a shift is under way: More and more electric plants around the nation are being fueled by natural gas, which is far cleaner than coal, the traditional fuel. The most optimistic projections describe an abundant domestic energy […]

2012 Outlook for Electricity, Crude Oil and Refined Products

January 17th, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) Crude Oil – While NYMEX natural gas prices dropped to the lowest level in a decade this week, NYMEX crude oil prices held steady near $100 per barrel. The February natural gas is now trading below $2.70 while the NYMEX crude oil contract is at $102.00 per barrel. On an energy […]

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