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Low Pressure Over Southern Florida Could Spice Up Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season

It may not look like much, but a broad area of low pressure tracking over southern Florida Friday may have the potential to strengthen and move toward natural gas infrastructure along the Gulf Coast early next week, according to one forecaster.

September 12, 2014

Production Gains Seen Trumping Weather; September Called 2 Cents Lower

September natural gas is set to open 2 cents lower Friday morning at $3.87 as weather forecasts moderate and traders expect production gains to ultimately dominate short-term weather developments. Overnight oil markets fell.

August 22, 2014

WSI: ‘Steady as She Goes’ Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Remains Unchanged

Weather Services International (WSI) is sticking to its forecast of a mild 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, saying Tuesday that an El Nino event and cooler waters in the Atlantic Ocean will suppress tropical storm activity.

June 24, 2014

‘Hyped’ Market Called A Penny Higher

June natural gas is expected to open a penny higher Wednesday morning at $4.56 as traders reassess recent weather forecasts and balance those against expectations of near-term storage injections that are likely to soften the market. Overnight oil markets rose.

May 21, 2014
AccuWeather Expects Below-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

AccuWeather Expects Below-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to produce fewer than the average number of tropical storms and hurricanes, according to forecasters at AccuWeather.com, who said tropical development could be altered by the onset of an El Nino even in late summer of fall.

May 15, 2014

CSU Forecasters Expect Below-Average Tropical Storm Activity This Year

An El Nino event — the warming of water temperatures in the central and equatorial Pacific Ocean — is likely to limit the number of hurricanes that form in the Atlantic Basin this year, according to forecasters at Colorado State University (CSU), more good news for the U.S. natural gas industry, which is increasingly insulated from the impact of tropical storms.

April 11, 2014

Karen Takes Aim at Central Gulf Coast

Offshore operators on Thursday were bringing nonessential personnel to shore and shuttering some production facilities after National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasters said Tropical Storm Karen could reach hurricane strength by Friday.

October 4, 2013

Potential Tropical Storm Poised to Enter the Gulf of Mexico

Natural gas pipelines on Destin Pipeline Co.’s system operated by BP Pipelines in the central and eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) were in phase 2 of their severe weather contingency plan with all nonessential personnel preparing for evacuation in preparation for what could be the first real tropical storm threat to U.S. energy interests this year, Destin said Wednesday.

October 3, 2013

WSI Slashes Atlantic Hurricane Forecast

A relatively quiet 2013 Atlantic hurricane season and no sign of tropical activity on the horizon has prompted Weather Services International (WSI) to make a significant reduction to its tropical forecast. WSI forecasters said they now expect 15 named storms to form in the Atlantic Basin, including five hurricanes, one of them major (Category 3 or higher).

September 27, 2013
Shales Insulating Natural Gas Industry from Hurricane Impacts

Shales Insulating Natural Gas Industry from Hurricane Impacts

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season is deep into its second half and there has yet to be any significant threat to natural gas and oil interests in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). But with the flood of onshore natural gas that has come out of U.S. shale plays in recent years, would a hurricane in the GOM have the same impact on prices and supply as storms have in the past?

September 19, 2013