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Mid-Summer Review of Natural Gas Storage Inventories

July 25th, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Storage inventory injections reported by the Energy Information Administration last week were 58 Bcf, well short of the 65 Bcf expected by analysts. As a result prices surged up $.183 on Thursday to $3.812. Cooler weather forecasts since then have eliminated much of that gain. As of July 12th, the […]

LNG Exports and World Energy Markets

July 19th, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – Natural gas exports through liquefaction (LNG) and shipments in specially designed ocean vessels has become a hotly debated topic in North America. Clearly, with the onset of natural gas production from shale formations, a surplus of natural gas production has appeared, pushing prices to a fraction of the world market […]

Battery Seen as Way to Cut Heat-Related Power Losses

July 18th, 2013

(New York Times) – As scorching weather envelops the Northeast and the Midwest, electric utilities are scrambling to keep the power on while air-conditioners strain utilities’ capacity. By Tuesday afternoon in New York City and Westchester County, for instance, Consolidated Edison had logged nearly 7,700 interruptions since the heat arrived on Sunday, and it had […]

Changing Electric Infrastructure Risks

July 10th, 2013

OMAHA (Capstone Energy Services) – The movement toward cleaner, greener electric power generation will by the nature of the technology require some major realignment of the delivery infrastructure and expanded management of transmission and distribution systems. Many projects are underway and many more proposed to expand the use of wind, solar and hydro generation. As […]

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