Surprises

Black Box Traders Start Selling; July Falls

July natural gas futures retreated Wednesday as traders observed interest by systematic traders re-emerging on the sell side, and little concern from surprises in Thursday’s government inventory figures. At the close July was down 7.1 cents to $4.317 and August had skidded 7.3 cents to $4.350. August crude oil added $1.24 to $95.41/bbl.

June 23, 2011

California Hints Tighter Pipe Oversight; PG&E Offers Buyouts

There were no major surprises from a six-hour California Senate joint committee hearing in Sacramento last Tuesday, reviewing the aftermath of the natural gas transmission pipeline explosion that took eight lives, destroyed a quiet suburban neighborhood and forced the glare of public scrutiny on Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and the state regulators overseeing its operations.

October 25, 2010

California Lawmakers Review Pipeline Blast; Tighter Regulations Hinted

There were no major surprises from a six-hour California Senate joint committee hearing in Sacramento Tuesday, reviewing the aftermath of the natural gas transmission pipeline explosion that took eight lives, destroyed a quiet suburban neighborhood and forced the glare of public scrutiny on Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and the state regulators overseeing its operations.

October 21, 2010

Senate OTC Derivatives Proposal Still Being Hammered Out

There were no real surprises for regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives in the draft that Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) unveiled Monday calling for a sweeping overhaul of the financial regulatory system. That’s because the OTC derivatives language of the banking measure is still being hammered out.

March 16, 2010

Senate OTC Derivatives Proposal Still Being Hammered Out

There were no real surprises for regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives in the draft that Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) unveiled Monday calling for a sweeping overhaul of the financial regulatory system. That’s because the OTC derivatives language of the banking measure is still being hammered out.

March 16, 2010

Barclays Team Finds Surprises, Trends in Gas Market This Year

With the year drawing to a close, Barclays Capital analysts compiled a “best of” list for what they considered to be the 10 biggest surprises in the natural gas market in 2009 and implications for 2010.

January 4, 2010

Barclays Team Finds Surprises, Trends in Gas Market This Year

With the year drawing to a close, Barclays Capital analysts compiled a “best of” list for what they considered to be the 10 biggest surprises in the natural gas market in 2009 and implications for 2010.

December 28, 2009

Energy Analyst Sees Few Gains for U.S. Gas Prices Through 2009

Weather surprises aside, North America’s growing natural gas surplus, low oil prices and an expected resurgence in liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports may keep Henry Hub prices below $7/MMBtu for “much or all” of 2009 and 2010, an energy analyst said in a review.

December 2, 2008

Autumn’s ‘Bullish Surprises’ Suggest Higher Gas Prices

Two “bullish surprises” arrived this fall: a bit colder than expected temperatures and an “extremely” low level of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, which together suggests that Henry Hub prices in early 2008 may inch higher than a year ago.

December 3, 2007

Autumn’s ‘Bullish Surprises’ Suggest Higher Gas Prices in Early ’08

Two “bullish surprises” arrived this fall: a bit colder than expected temperatures and an “extremely” low level of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, which together suggests that Henry Hub prices for the first quarter of 2008 may be higher than a year ago.

November 27, 2007
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