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Economist: Shales Rewrite Hedging Playbook

The unfolding story of Lower 48 shale gas supply and the buildout of the nation’s natural gas pipeline grid have done a lot to beat down gas prices and minimize volatility. So much so that one academic suggests in a new paper that some utilities and their regulators are out of step with the latest in price-risk hedging strategies.

May 17, 2011

Economist: Utility Hedging Rethink in Order

The unfolding story of Lower 48 shale gas supply and the buildout of the nation’s natural gas pipeline grid have done a lot to beat down gas prices and minimize volatility. So much so that one academic suggests in a new paper that some utilities and their regulators are out of step with the latest in price-risk hedging strategies.

May 17, 2011

NatGas Oversupply Could Change Worldwide Energy Use

The natural gas oversupply bubble, driven by gigantic growth in shale gas, could spread around the world, becoming a game changer for almost everyone.

October 18, 2010

New Pipes Spark Trading Activity at Clarington, Transwestern San Juan

The build-out of pipeline infrastructure in recent years has contributed to the efficiency of the nation’s natural gas delivery grid as previously stranded gas can now reach high-demand markets. New trading activity and pricing locations have emerged, prompting NGI to establish new price indices for Transwestern San Juan (TSJ) and the Clarington, OH, terminus of Rockies Express (REX).

February 8, 2010

New Pipes Spark Trading Activity at Clarington, Transwestern San Juan

The build-out of pipeline infrastructure in recent years has contributed to the efficiency of the nation’s natural gas delivery grid as previously stranded gas can now reach high-demand markets. New trading activity and pricing locations have emerged, prompting NGI to establish new price indices for Transwestern San Juan (TSJ) and the Clarington, OH, terminus of Rockies Express (REX).

February 8, 2010

New Pipes Spark Trading Activity at Clarington, Transwestern San Juan

The build-out of pipeline infrastructure in recent years has contributed to the efficiency of the nation’s natural gas delivery grid, as previously stranded gas can now reach high-demand markets. New trading activity and pricing locations have emerged, prompting NGI to establish new price indices for Transwestern San Juan (TSJ) and the Clarington, OH, terminus of Rockies Express (REX).

February 8, 2010

Obama Jobs Proposal to Include ‘Cash for Caulkers’ Legislation

President Obama last week called on Congress to provide incentives for consumers who retrofit their homes to become more energy efficient, “which we know creates jobs, saves money for families and reduces the pollution that threatens our environment.” One proposal would expand “select” initiatives in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to promote energy efficiency and clean energy jobs that have been proven “to be particularly popular and effective.”

December 14, 2009

Current Energy Situation ‘Perilous,’ U.S. Military Leaders Say

Retired U.S. military leaders said that while the dangers of imported oil are well documented, fossil fuels, as well as the nation’s “fragile” electric grid, also pose “significant security threats” to the country and its military mission are “exploitable by those who wish to do us harm,” according to a new report titled “Powering America’s Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security.”

May 25, 2009

U.S. Military Leaders Call Current Energy Situation ‘Perilous’

Retired U.S. military leaders said that while the dangers of imported oil are well documented, fossil fuels, as well as the nation’s “fragile” electric grid, also pose “significant security threats” to the country and its military mission are “exploitable by those who wish to do us harm,” according to a new report titled “Powering America’s Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security.”

May 19, 2009

Business-Backed Study Challenges WCI Cap-Trade Plan

Serious economic and grid reliability concerns surfaced Wednesday in a business-backed report that challenges a climate change action plan backed by seven western governors. The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) is an outline for limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and implementing a cap-and-trade system.

February 19, 2009