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NYMEX and Brent Crude Oil Futures Prices Converging Again

June 21st, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The large premium in price that Brent crude oil has commanded for more than two years appears to be evaporating. The price differential has stayed consistently below $10 per barrel since April of this year, suggesting that the Brent premium may be returning to a closer parity with NYMEX crude, […]

EIA: Shale Fields May Hold 10% of World’s Crude Oil, 32% of Gas Resources

June 11th, 2013

NEW YORK (DowJones) – Ten percent of the world’s recoverable crude-oil resources and nearly one-third of natural-gas resources may be held in shale formations in the U.S. and in dozens of other countries where exploitation of resources trapped in the rock is in the early stages, according to a report released by the U.S. government […]

Nuclear Power’s Future May Hinge on Georgia Project

June 11th, 2013

WAYNESBORO, GA (New York Times) — The two nuclear reactors rising out of the red Georgia clay here, twin behemoths of concrete and steel, make up one of the largest construction projects in the United States and represent a giant bet that their cost – in the range of $14 billion – will be cheaper […]

Some Crude Oil Market Insights

June 7th, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – This last week, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners cancelled the proposed $2 Billion Freedom Pipeline project that was intended to move crude oil from West Texas to California refineries. There are two major reasons for the cancellation: 1) difficulty in successfully initiating and executing major large-scale pipeline projects and 2) 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.


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

Find out more about how your energy is produced and delivered to your business.

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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