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Decision Likely to Reduce U.S. Coal Plant Output

June 29th, 2012

NEW YORK (Fitch) – Fitch believes the federal appeals court decision to uphold the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas rules will limit the use of coal for electricity generation and increase the nation’s reliance on other fuel options. We also believe it will severely constrain the construction of future coal-fired plants. The U.S. Court […]

Natural Gas Surplus and Future Market Dynamics

June 14th, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – After rising to nearly $2.75/MMbtu on May18th, July natural gas has now dropped back close to $2.20/MMbtu. Concerns about a rapidly dissipating surplus and escalating demand have not materialized and, once again, the size of the surplus is weighing heavily on the market. Last week’s EIA Weekly Natural Gas Storage […]

Appeals Court Throws out NRC Rule Allowing Radioactive Waste to Sit at Nuke Plants for Decades

June 12th, 2012

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) – A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a rule that allows nuclear power plants to store radioactive waste at reactor sites for up to 60 years after a plant shuts down. In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said […]

Energy Markets and World Economics

June 8th, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – For weeks, the continuing financial crisis in Europe has dominated the news, as European leaders search for unified European fiscal and financial solutions. Signs of a renewed recession in Europe are increasing. Economic growth in China and other emerging economies are declining significantly and the U.S economic recovery is faltering […]

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