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Gas Suffocates Nuclear Power

January 31st, 2013

(Wall Street Journal) – Natural gas is poison for coal. But its toxicity also extends to nuclear power. Low gas prices have made it cheaper to run gas-fired power plants more often and, because these plants often set the wholesale electricity price, reduced power prices overall. Add on tightening emissions standards, and coal plants have […]

Very Cold February Expected Many Northern Locales, Followed by Quick Return to Above-Normal Temperatures as Spring Emerges

January 31st, 2013

ANDOVER, MA (Weather Services International) – WSI (Weather Services International) expects the February-April period to be colder than normal across much of the northern half of the US. Above-normal temperatures will be common across the southern US, especially in the Southwest. The WSI seasonal outlooks reference a standard 30-year normal (1981-2010). “The first half of […]

Crude Oil 2013

January 31st, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Crude oil markets will be facing much uncertainty during 2013. From a demand perspective, economic growth recovery appears to be increasing, particularly in the two largest consuming nations, the United States and China while Europe continues to lag behind. The prospect of increased crude oil demand has pushed prices higher. […]

Natural Gas Pipelines in Transition – A Strategic Look to the Future

January 24th, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The boom in North American natural gas production is creating a huge economic benefit. Natural gas is relatively inexpensive, which benefits existing consumers, large and small. It is also relatively clean, a logical fuel choice for new electric generation facilities to replace old coal plants that cannot meet current environmental […]

Natural Gas Market Uncertainty – More than just Exports

January 17th, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The political rhetoric over natural gas exports has begun in earnest this New Year as both sides seek to gain public and Congressional support for their positions. The New York Times, the Chamber of Commerce, Bloomberg and others all published articles this last week regarding the economic viability of exports […]

Exports of American Natural Gas May Fall Short of High Hopes

January 9th, 2013

HOUSTON (New York Times) — Only five years ago, several giant natural gas import terminals were built to satisfy the energy needs of a country hungry for fuels. But the billion-dollar terminals were obsolete even before the concrete was dry as an unexpected drilling boom in new shale fields from Pennsylvania to Texas produced a […]

U.S. Energy Department Raises 2013 Oil Forecast

January 9th, 2013

NEW YORK (Bloomberg) – The U.S. Energy Department increased crude-oil price projections for 2013 and forecast that global consumption will climb to a record. West Texas Intermediate oil will average $89.54 a barrel this year, up 1.3 percent from the December projection of $88.38, the department said today in its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook. The […]

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.

Therm

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