Capstone Energy Services


April Gas Expires At Fresh 10-Year Low Amid Supply Glut

March 29th, 2012

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – Natural-gas futures were weaker for a third day Wednesday as the April contract expired at a fresh 10-year low amid a growing supply glut. The incoming front-month May contract, down 9.1 cents over the past three days, is expected to continue to feel pressure from rising inventories caused by high […]

Increasing Electricity Cost Risks

March 21st, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Wholesale power prices maintain a high correlation to the price of natural gas. Over the last four years, natural gas and wholesale power prices have both experienced dramatic declines. Since 2008, natural gas prices have dropped from over $8.00 per MMbtu to $2.25-$2.75 per MMbtu. In the same period, wholesale […]

Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices Surge as does the Political Rhetoric

March 5th, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Over the last two weeks, crude oil and gasoline prices moved sharply higher, prompting strong rhetoric from all sides of the political spectrum. April NYMEX crude traded Thursday at nearly $109/bbl, up 10% in the last two weeks. April NYMEX RBOB Gasoline is at $3.35/gal up 10% since the beginning […]

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