Capstone Energy Services


The Complexities Behind U.S. Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices

February 22nd, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Recent increases in gasoline prices have rekindled the controversy over the high cost of U.S. gasoline and crude oil prices. If the U.S. has so much new oil, why the high prices? Refinery maintenance and changing to summer gasoline blends are common explanations. Certainly those factors contribute to the increasing […]

Natural-Gas Futures End at Five-Week Low on High Inventories

February 18th, 2013

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – An early bargain-hunting rally lost steam Friday, sending natural-gas futures prices to a fresh five-week low on worries over high inventory levels. Market bulls snapped up March futures contracts after a 14.3-cent fall Thursday, which had been driven by government data showing stocks fell by less than expected last week […]

Midwinter Evaluation of Natural Gas Storage Inventories

February 14th, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Natural gas prices this February are more than 35% higher than they were last year — $3.32/MMbtu vs. $2.43/MMbtu. One reason often cited for the higher prices is the storage withdrawals this year are much greater than last year. Beginning with the EIA Storage Report for the week ending November […]

Unlikely Partners: Natural Gas and Renewable Energy

February 6th, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – As the renewable energy movement intensifies to increase electric generation volumes using wind and solar, it is becoming increasingly clear that natural gas generation will not only be a competitor, but also a necessary ally in the movement’s success. Natural gas has been termed by some as the “bridge fuel” […]

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