Hype or Not, Cold Weather Forecasts Keep Prices Rising

Just as “location, location and location” are the three key market factors to a real estate agent, it was all “weather, weather and weather” that was meaningful to gas traders Thursday. Strong price increases continued, although the uphill slope wasn’t quite as steep as the day before. Nearly all of Thursday’s increases ranged from about a dime to 20 cents with little geographical variation.

October 5, 2001

Centrica Closes on Direct Energy Deal

The United Kingdom-based Centrica plc completed the acquisitionof Calgary’s Direct Energy Marketing Ltd. and its primary marketingagent Natural Gas Wholesalers, unveiling the British company’sfirst sizeable venture into the international arena.

August 22, 2000

Georgia Aggregator Waiting for Bids

Grass Roots Energy Company, a buyer’s agent for 34,000residential gas customers in Georgia, decided to delay signing witha marketer amid the frantic atmosphere of the state’s first attemptat deregulation. The first signing period ended earlier this week,and the 16,000 Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) customers who did switch tonew marketers will have new service starting Nov. 1, 1998. (SeeDaily GPI, Oct. 28)

October 30, 1998