Lawmakers Question EPA Chief on Fracking Study

Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to explain how the agency’s forays into three controversial sites will affect its comprehensive study of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

August 1, 2013

Unable to Sustain $3.00-Plus Pricing, Futures Funnel Lower Ahead of Storage Data

Similar to other recent forays above the $3.00 mark, Wednesday’s price surge in the natural gas pit at Nymex was short-lived as locals and speculative accounts liquidated new longs and reinitiated short positions. After topping out at $3.04 at 10:15 a.m. EDT, the September contract shuffled lower throughout the session, ending down 6.5 cents at $2.91. Estimated volume was moderate, with 93,329 contracts changing hands.

August 15, 2002