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Leticia Gonzales

Leticia Gonzales joined the NGI staff as a markets contributor in October 2014. Prior to joining NGI, Leticia spent nine years at Platts, covering both daily and forwards markets for natural gas and electricity. During her time there, she was a regular on the speaking circuit as well on Platts Energy Week TV. Leticia holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Houston.

Volatility Abounds in Natural Gas Forwards Trading as Polar Vortex Seen Arriving Late January

Volatility Abounds in Natural Gas Forwards Trading as Polar Vortex Seen Arriving Late January

Small price gains were seen along U.S. natural gas forward curves for the Jan. 7-13 period, but they did not tell the whole story. Volatility was in full swing as weather models continued to tease the market with signals that truly frigid winter weather may loom. February prices averaged 5.0 cents higher for the period,…

January 15, 2021
North American Natural Gas Hard Hit by Covid-19, but Robust Growth Seen Through 2040

North American Natural Gas Hard Hit by Covid-19, but Robust Growth Seen Through 2040

North American natural gas production bore the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on global gas output in 2020, but demand fared better in the lower price environment. In its Gas Year 2020 review, Rystad Energy said North American gas production is estimated to have fallen 47 billion cubic meters (bcm) from 2019 levels to…

January 15, 2021
Natural Gas Forwards Mostly Steady, but Polar Vortex Driving Big Gains in Rockies, Northeast

Natural Gas Forwards Mostly Steady, but Polar Vortex Driving Big Gains in Rockies, Northeast

Small price gains were seen along U.S. natural gas forward curves for the Jan. 7-13 period, but they did not tell the whole story. Volatility was in full swing as weather models continued to tease the market with signals that truly frigid winter weather may loom. February prices averaged 5.0 cents higher for the period,…

January 14, 2021
Summit’s Permian Natural Gas Conduit Gets FERC OK to Start Construction

Summit’s Permian Natural Gas Conduit Gets FERC OK to Start Construction

Federal regulators have approved the start of construction on all but a small portion of Summit Midstream Partners LP’s 135-mile Double E natural gas pipeline that would connect Permian Basin supplies to the Gulf Coast. Summit CEO Heath Deneke touted the “efficiency with which this project has achieved its key milestones” and confirmed the pipeline’s…

January 14, 2021
Double E’s 1.35 Bcf/d Natural Gas Project from Permian to Gulf Coast OK’d for Construction

Double E’s 1.35 Bcf/d Natural Gas Project from Permian to Gulf Coast OK’d for Construction

Federal regulators have approved the start of construction on all but a small portion of Summit Midstream Partners LP’s 135-mile Double E natural gas pipeline that would connect Permian Basin supplies to the Gulf Coast. Summit CEO Heath Deneke touted the “efficiency with which this project has achieved its key milestones” and confirmed the pipeline’s…

January 13, 2021
Pennsylvania Natural Gas Producers Paid Fewer Impact Fees in 2020 as Prices Tanked

Pennsylvania Natural Gas Producers Paid Fewer Impact Fees in 2020 as Prices Tanked

Lower natural gas prices and the mix of new and existing wells in Pennsylvania drove an estimated $55.9 million year/year decrease in the impact fees collected by natural gas producers in 2020, according to the latest figures from the state’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Natural gas producers paid a projected $144.9 million in impact fees…

January 13, 2021
U.S. Midstreamers Eyeing Potential Gains in Permian, Beyond, but Need Oil Prices to Cooperate

U.S. Midstreamers Eyeing Potential Gains in Permian, Beyond, but Need Oil Prices to Cooperate

The U.S. economy’s reopening amid the Covid-19 pandemic jump-started the oil and natural gas midstream recovery in the second half of 2020. But, the recent rise in oil prices could spur renewed activity in a handful of basins, benefiting some operators in the year ahead. A Raymond James & Associates Inc. team, led by analysts…

January 12, 2021
Proved U.S. Oil, Gas Reserves Halt Two-Year Uptrend, Says EIA

Proved U.S. Oil, Gas Reserves Halt Two-Year Uptrend, Says EIA

A two-year trend of rising proved reserves of oil and natural gas in the United States hit a snag in 2019 as prices declined, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Proved reserves of oil increased 367 million bbl in 2019, while proved reserves of lease condensate produced from gas wells dropped 313 million bbl,…

January 12, 2021
Low Natural Gas, Oil Prices Break Two-Year Uptrend for Proved U.S. Reserves, Says EIA

Low Natural Gas, Oil Prices Break Two-Year Uptrend for Proved U.S. Reserves, Says EIA

A two-year trend of rising proved reserves of natural gas and oil in the United States ground to a halt amid a decline in prices in 2019, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Natural gas proved reserves decreased 1.9% year/year in 2019 to 494.9 Tcf from 504.5 Tcf. This is the first annual decrease…

January 11, 2021
U.S. Midstream Possibly Normalizing in 2021, but Overbuild Still Major Problem, Say Experts

U.S. Midstream Possibly Normalizing in 2021, but Overbuild Still Major Problem, Say Experts

The North American oil and natural gas midstream sector is certainly not “out of the woods,” but 2021 could look relatively “normal” in 2021, according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. Though driven largely by supply, the Raymond James team remains bullish on the price outlook across the hydrocarbon spectrum. The analysts said the demand-pull…

January 11, 2021
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