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New York Natural Gas Rates to Rise as Utilities Commit to Net-Zero Gas Sales Growth

New York Natural Gas Rates to Rise as Utilities Commit to Net-Zero Gas Sales Growth

As part of a broader shift away from natural gas in New York, a pair of local utilities committed to achieving net-zero growth in gas sales throughout their service territories during a three-year period beginning Dec. 1. New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG) and sister company Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) made the…

November 23, 2020
Natural Gas Contributes Biggest Share of U.S. Electricity Generation Capacity, EIA Says

Natural Gas Contributes Biggest Share of U.S. Electricity Generation Capacity, EIA Says

Natural gas-fired generators contributed more than any other source to the nation’s electricity capacity last year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual survey of electric generators found. Natural gas was used for 39% of electricity generation in 2019. The bulk of the fuel was used in combined-cycle technology, which surpassed coal-fired generators in 2018…

October 20, 2020
Q&A with María José Treviño on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with María José Treviño on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 37th Q&A in the series is with María José Treviño, Country Manager at Acclaim Energy Mexico, an…

August 21, 2020
Pandemic Pushing Electricity Use From Industrial, Commercial Sectors to Residential, Says EIA

Pandemic Pushing Electricity Use From Industrial, Commercial Sectors to Residential, Says EIA

Residential electricity sales in the United States surged to a record high in April, while cratering in the commercial and industrial sectors, a result of measures taken to reduce the spread of Covid-19, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Total electricity sales in the United States declined 4% in April compared with the same…

July 1, 2020
Mexico Energy Regulator Reportedly Lays Off 40% of Workforce Amid Pandemic, Sector Upheaval

Mexico Energy Regulator Reportedly Lays Off 40% of Workforce Amid Pandemic, Sector Upheaval

Mexico’s Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) on Tuesday informed employees of mass layoffs effective immediately, with the natural gas regulation segment hit especially hard, a former employee confirmed to NGI’s Mexico GPI. The former employee, who asked to remain anonymous, said an estimated 200 staffers, or about 40% of CRE’s workforce, were told to return…

June 30, 2020
Continental Bringing Back Some Curtailed Oil Production in July as Oil Prices Strengthen

Continental Bringing Back Some Curtailed Oil Production in July as Oil Prices Strengthen

After curtailing output by 70% in May in response to a pandemic-driven market downturn, Continental Resources Inc. said Thursday it would bring some production back in July, although about 50% of output is to remain offline.

June 19, 2020
COLUMN: Cenagas Sparks New Market Opportunities in Mexico Natural Gas Through Consulta Pública

COLUMN: Cenagas Sparks New Market Opportunities in Mexico Natural Gas Through Consulta Pública

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process.

June 19, 2020
July Natural Gas Futures Climb Back Into the Green on Increased Heat Outlook

July Natural Gas Futures Climb Back Into the Green on Increased Heat Outlook

After finishing flat a day earlier, Natural gas futures mustered new momentum on Friday, ending the week in positive territory as mid-range forecasts for more heat outshined persistently weak demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) amid fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

June 19, 2020
Cooler Near-Term Weather and Coronavirus Impacts Weigh on Weekly Natural Gas Prices

Cooler Near-Term Weather and Coronavirus Impacts Weigh on Weekly Natural Gas Prices

Rains and relatively mild temperatures across much of the eastern half of the Lower 48, along with festering fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, curbed weekly spot gas prices for the June 15-19 period.

June 19, 2020
PG&E Fined Following Guilty Plea for Camp Fire Tragedy

PG&E Fined Following Guilty Plea for Camp Fire Tragedy

After pleading guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and another count of starting a deadly fire in Paradise, CA in 2018, the sentencing of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Thursday was anticlimactic, with the court only imposing a fine of about $3.4 million. A restitution hearing is scheduled for early next year.

June 19, 2020
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