Capstone Energy Services


Crude Oil Price Divergence Returns

February 17th, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Over the last few weeks, the contract price differential between NYMEX crude oil and NYMEX Brent crude oil increased markedly. After declining to less than $8 barrel at the end of last year, the differential is now back over $18. Several factors lead to the sudden shift: Increased U.S. supplies, […]

Volatility and Market Uncertainty

February 6th, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Market uncertainty directly influences price volatility, particularly when it relates to supply and demand. Several recent events underscore the correlation: Natural Gas: Last week’s announcements by Chesapeake Energy and ConocoPhillips regarding reductions in natural gas production caused an immediate run up in futures prices. Traders became concerned that a barrage […]


February 2nd, 2012

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas output in the Lower 48 U.S. states rose 1.3%, or 0.92 billion cubic feet per day, to a record 72.61 billion cubic feet a day in November, government data released Monday show. The October output figure was revised up to 71.69 billion cubic feet per day from an earlier […]

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