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Gas Analysts: Storage Could Fall to Critically Low Levels

If you got a lump of coal in your stocking this Christmas,rejoice. It could be the only thing left to heat your home by theend of winter. There is a growing consensus among gas marketexperts that there will be a shortage by March if the weather staysnormal or colder than normal.

December 25, 2000

Analyst: Utilities ‘Desperation’ Creates Value

The “desperation” by utilities to consolidate, mutate or get outof the business altogether is a good thing, said utilities analystDaniel Ford of ABN AMRO, because this fear is where most of thestock values are now being created. Ford, a keynote speaker at lastweek’s PowerMart 2000 in Houston, called investors a “ficklebunch,” but added they are sticking with utility stocks.

October 23, 2000

Analyst: Utilities’ ‘Desperation’ Creates Value

The “desperation” by utilities to consolidate, mutate or get outof the business altogether is a good thing, said utilities analystDaniel Ford of ABN AMRO, because this fear is where most of thestock values are now being created. Ford, a keynote speaker atPowerMart 2000 in Houston, called investors a “fickle bunch,” butadded they are sticking with utility stocks.

October 19, 2000

It’s a Good Thing Prices Are Second to Reliability

Although price probably will be the most important factorinfluencing energy decisions after this winter, it is the otherthings, such as reliability and customer service, that so far havedetermined the winners and losers in the gas sales business,according to a new survey by RKS Research & Consulting.

October 16, 2000

It’s a Good Thing Prices Are Second to Reliability

Although price probably will be the most important factorinfluencing energy decisions after this winter, it is the otherthings, such as reliability and customer service, that so far havedetermined the winners and losers in the gas sales business,according to a new survey by RKS Research & Consulting.

October 12, 2000

Tropical Storm Beryl Essentially Non-Event for Gas

The closest thing to a production threat that the Gulf of Mexicohas had so far this year failed to cause any ripples in cash pricesMonday. Eastern quotes ranged from barely higher to about a nickeldown, while western numbers reacted mostly to renewed heat waves inCalifornia and the desert Southwest, in ranging from flat to abouta dime higher.

August 15, 2000

Defense Department Buys NG in Online Project

Reducing paperwork and maybe even saving money in the federalgovernment? How can this not be a good thing?

August 8, 2000

Independence Fills Gap; Faces FERC

A funny thing happened on the way to the FERC: prospectiveshipper Duke Energy defected, but Dynegy quickly filled in the gapas the proposed new long-haul Independence and Supplylink pipelineprojects re-formed their ranks and marched toward this week’s openmeeting.

July 10, 2000

Independence Fills Gap, Faces FERC

A funny thing happened on the way to the FERC last week: prospective Independence and SupplyLink shipper Duke Energy defected, but Dynegy quickly filled in the gap as the proposed new long-haul projects re-formed their ranks and marched toward this week’s open meeting.

July 10, 2000

Bowing to Lack of Support, Swing, April Prices Fall

Incremental prices for the last day of March, finding little tono support from any direction, did the natural thing: they fell byanywhere from about a nickel to more than a dime. April bidweeknumbers also slid a bit further.

March 31, 2000