In a story that ran in the Oct. 25 edition of NGI’s Daily Gas Price Index, titled “El Paso Posts Solid Earnings, But Special Charges Lower Profits,” some comments were incorrectly attributed to El Paso Merchant Energy Group President Ralph Eads III. The comments were made by Greg Jenkins, CEO of El Paso Global Networks. The comments also contained some inaccuracies. Jenkins said, “The [global network business] has deteriorated much more over the course of the past several weeks and few months. The regulatory environment in our judgement is viewed unfavorably against real competition, and today the market fundamentals are very weak. Consequently we are reducing our focus [on telecommunications]. Our focus next year is going to be on those activities where that value is recognizable, that being the Texas market in particular, and maximizing returns on those assets.” Jenkins’ was not referring to the merchant generation business, and El Paso Corp. has reaffirmed its confidence in merchant generation and its position in that market. NGI regrets the errors.
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A story that ran in NGI’s Daily Gas Price Index on Sept. 7 titled, “CONSOL CEO Highlights Gas Production, Talks Power,” incorrectly reported the difference between analysts’ estimates of CONSOL Energy earnings and CEO J. Brett Harvey’s guidance for the six month period ending Dec. 31. Harvey told investors last Thursday at the Friedman Billings Ramsey 8th Annual Investor Conference in Washington, DC, that he expects the company to earn about $0.50/share for the six-month period, which is $0.34 below Wall Street estimates of $0.84/share for the six-month transition period ending Dec. 31. NGI regrets the error. In addition, CONSOL Energy issued a correction to its news release on Friday. CONSOL Energy acquired “366 Bcf” rather than “366 MMcf” as originally issued on Thursday.
A newly released Gas Research Institute study examining theshift in perceptions of the U.S. gas resource base, titled”Changing Perceptions Of Remaining U.S. Conventional GasResources,” discusses how the move — from the shortage mentalityof the 1970s to today’s view that gas is abundantly available –has resulted from an interplay of factors. Factors discussedinclude increased exploration success rates in frontier plays,improved gas well recoveries and continued reserve appreciationactivity in existing fields. GRI, with Energy and EnvironmentalAnalysis Inc. of Arlington, VA, developed the study.
A newly released Gas Research Institute study examining theshift in perceptions of the U.S. gas resource base, titled”Changing Perceptions Of Remaining U.S. Conventional GasResources,” discusses how the move – from the shortage mentality ofthe 1970s to today’s view that gas is abundantly available – hasresulted from an interplay of factors. Factors discussed includeincreased exploration success rates in frontier plays, improved gaswell recoveries and continued reserve appreciation activity inexisting fields. GRI, with Energy and Environmental Analysis Inc.of Arlington, VA, developed the study.
The following is a clarification of a story titled “NGC’sCapacity Posting,” which ran in Daily GPI, April 22: Thecalculations and conclusions described in the story were totallythose of Michael J. Harris of the Reed Consulting Group ascontained in a FERC filing made by the producers protesting the NGCcapacity contracts on El Paso. The Prebon Energy brokerage housemade no predictions. A footnote to the filing says Prebon, whichhas offices in Jersey City, NJ, and Houston, supplied futurequotes at a specific time – 11:30 a.m. on March 30 – of the SanJuan Basin-California border basis differential. The quoted remarksregarding the expected San Juan-SoCal basis differential for thefuture and the attractiveness of the NGC capacity to other shipperswere those of Harris and the Reed Consulting group. Further Prebonsays it did not give basis information to Mr. Harris or the ReedConsulting Group but that the basis information attributed toPrebon was supplied by one of the parties to the filing. NGIregrets the error.
A story titled “NGC Releases First Batchof El Paso Capacity” in the Tuesday April 7 edition of NGI’s DailyGas Price Index mentioned only one of two El Paso capacity packagesbeing released by NGC Corp. NGC is releasing the 593,122 MMBtu/d firmcapacity package through the end of April, but also is releasing thesame quantity with the same delivery and receipt points for a muchlonger term: May 1 through December 31, 1999, which is the end of thecontract term for NGC.