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Well Freeze-Offs Muddling NatGas Production Data, Says Barclays

Well Freeze-Offs Muddling NatGas Production Data, Says Barclays

Determining whether Lower 48 state natural gas onshore production is falling is proving to be a difficult task because of the variable winter, but the aggregate amount of production curtailments from well freeze-offs “point to peak supply losses of as much as 1.8 Bcf/d,” according to Barclays Capital.

April 4, 2013

Dow Exec: Don’t Stimulate Natural Gas Demand And Constrain Supply

With shale gas the United States has an abundant natural resource that wasn’t on the industrial or economic development radar screen a mere five years ago. In other words, “a competitive edge is coming back to America,” Dow Chemical Co.’s Brian Ames told a Houston audience Monday.

September 25, 2012

Interior Revisits Western Oil Shale Leases

The Interior Department said Tuesday it will take another pass at the rules set by the last administration for extracting shale oil from two million acres of federal land in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, with the possibility of cutting the acreage total and raising royalties.

February 17, 2011

FERC Urged Not to Create Barriers to Gas-Fired Generation

As the federal government moves to cut greenhouse gas emissions, FERC should recognize the critical role of natural gas to provide baseload generation and complement variable energy resources (VER), such as wind and solar energy, because of its ability to quickly and reliably ramp up to meet electric customers’ demand when wind or sun energy is disrupted, said the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA).

April 13, 2010

FERC Urged Not to Create Barriers to Gas-Fired Generation

As the federal government moves to cut greenhouse gas emissions, FERC should recognize the critical role of natural gas to provide baseload generation and complement variable energy resources (VER), such as wind and solar energy, because of its ability to quickly and reliably ramp up to meet electric customers’ demand when wind or sun energy is disrupted, said the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA).

April 13, 2010

NOAA Expects Variable Spring Temps, Hot Summer for South

While the folks in Boston will remember the bone-chilling cold in mid-January that produced new gas demand records, this winter (December-February) will go down in history as being pretty average overall across the entire nation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

March 22, 2004

Northern Border Settlement Approved

FERC approved Northern Border Pipeline Co.’s rate settlement,which converts the pipeline’s rate design to straight-fixedvariable from cost of service and which imposes a moratorium onrate changes until Nov. 1, 2005.

December 18, 2000

Northern Border Settlement Approved

FERC approved Northern Border Pipeline Co.’s rate settlement,which converts the pipeline’s rate design to straight-fixedvariable from cost of service and which imposes a moratorium onrate changes until Nov. 1, 2005.

December 15, 2000

New NOAA Forecast Shows Another Abnormal Winter Ahead

What are the chances that the U.S. would experience yet anotherwarmer-than-normal winter after just having two in a row?Apparently they’re pretty good right now, according to a new winterweather forecast released last week by the National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administration. One thing is certain: the La Ninatropical Pacific sea temperature event, which is expected toinfluence this winter’s weather, will throw a monkey wrench intoregional weather forecasting models.

November 1, 1999

Dumping SFV May be Panacea for Industry

Abandoning straight-fixed variable rate design (SFV) in favor ofone that would permit recovery of some pipeline fixed costs in theusage rate would resolve a lot of the competitive concerns raisedby FERC in its mega-notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) and noticeof inquiry (NOI), New York regulators and a coalition of utilitiessaid in separate, yet complementary filings last week.

February 8, 1999