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Nuclear Industry Slowed By Its Own Waste

September 24th, 2012

ATLANTA (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) –  Just as the nuclear industry is starting to build reactors after a 30-year drought, it faces another dry spell. The industry thought it had what it needed for its rebirth: federal loan guarantees; a uniform reactor design; a streamlined licensing process. The nightmares from the 1979 partial meltdown at Three Mile […]

Japan Draws Curtain on Nuclear Energy Following Germany

September 19th, 2012

TOKYO (Bloomberg) –  Japan plans to scrap atomic power by the end of the 2030s, bowing to public pressure after the Fukushima nuclear disaster caused mass evacuations and left areas north of Tokyo uninhabitable for decades. The country’s first post-Fukushima energy policy approved today by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda means the country will join Germany […]

Oil Pares Gains as Concerns Over More Supply Weigh

September 19th, 2012

LONDON (Bloomberg) – Oil extended losses amid speculation that crude-producing countries will increase supply, outweighing the impact of Japan’s expanded program of monetary easing and economic stimulus. Futures fell as much as 1 percent. Saudi Arabia is taking action to reduce the price of oil by pumping about 10 million barrels a day of crude […]

The Evolving Role of Natural Gas Exports

September 19th, 2012

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – In the last five years the United States has discovered vast reserves of natural gas. These reserves have been identified primarily through the use of new and enhanced exploration technologies: horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). According to new estimates issued by the U.S. Energy Information Agency in August, proved […]

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