Capstone Energy Services


Tension in Oil Markets

July 26th, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Recent crude oil price volatility reflects fundamental economic and political uncertainty. After dropping below $80/barrel in late June, NYMEX crude climbed back to $90/barrel at the end of last week. Some analysts predict prices could move much higher while others believe prices could move lower. These differing opinions illustrate the […]

Electricity Prices – Deceptive Stability

July 16th, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – 2011-2012 aggregate U.S. Electricity prices have remained exceptionally stable. According to the July Short Term Energy Outlook issued by the U.S. Energy information Agency this week, electricity prices were unchanged from 2011 to 2012 and will remain so into 2013. These projections appear to be encouraging in a struggling economic […]

Construction costs rising, schedules slipping at new US nuclear plant projects

July 11th, 2012

ATLANTA (AP) – America’s first new nuclear plants in more than a decade are costing billions more to build and sometimes taking longer to deliver than planned, problems that could chill the industry’s hopes for a jumpstart to the nation’s new nuclear age. Licensing delay charges, soaring construction expenses and installation glitches as mundane as […]

Oil Rebounds From Biggest Drop in Two Weeks on Norwegian Strike

July 9th, 2012

(Bloomberg) – Oil rebounded in New York on speculation the biggest drop in two weeks was excessive as Norway faced a shutdown of its production platforms because of an energy strike. Futures advanced as much as 0.7 percent after falling 3.2 percent on July 6, the biggest decline since June 21. A planned lockout of […]

Energy Prices and the World Economic Outlook

July 2nd, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Pricing for crude oil and other energy commodities are influenced by many factors including expected U.S and world economic growth. In times of impending economic expansion, commodities, including crude oil often lead the way with price increases, as market participants anticipate demand for incremental supplies. Conversely, when the economic growth […]

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