New Jersey Natural Gas Co. (NJNG) and South Jersey Gas Co. (SJG)have formed a one-year alliance to capitalize on supply portfolioassets and create new marketing opportunities. The LDCs agreed torelease capacity to each other for more effective marketing of thatcapacity. For instance, South Jersey is a bigger player than NewJersey Natural on pipelines Columbia and Transco, while New JerseyNatural is a bigger player on Texas Gas and CNG. Under thearrangement, South Jersey will release its contracts on Texas Gasand CNG to New Jersey Natural, and New Jersey Natural will releaseits Columbia and Transco capacity to South Jersey.
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As if taking a cue from the professional basketball team inChicago, the bulls of natural gas were on top again last week atNymex. A short-covering rally that began Wednesday resumed Fridaysending the July contract to $2.284, a 14-cent increase for theday. Estimated volume was a robust 99,631.