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NOAA Predicts Active 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season

May 24th, 2013

(NOAA) – In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year. For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), […]

Rockies Express Pipeline – A Sign of the Times

May 24th, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – This last week the Chairman of Rockies Express Pipeline predicted that the pipeline directional flow will be reversed in the next few years. Rockies Express was completed in 2009 and currently moves as much as 1.8 Bcf of natural gas from Wyoming and Colorado to Eastern Ohio. At the time […]

Questions on the Long Term Natural Gas Supply-Demand Balance

May 1st, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – After a very volatile month, the May natural gas contract settled at $4.152 per MMBtu 12% higher than the April contract and 27% higher than the February contract. These increases were primarily caused by a late winter that dragged on throughout the month of March and April. The extended cold […]

Bakken, Three Forks Has More Oil Than 2008 Estimate: USGS

May 1st, 2013

(Bloomberg) – Oil resources in shale formations of North Dakota, Montana and nearby states are 7.4 billion barrels, U.S. government researchers said, doubling an estimate for the region made five years ago. The U.S. Geological Survey said today the resources can be extracted using current technology and exclude those oil-shale reserves that have already been […]

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