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      • Mexico Natural Gas Imports by Type

        Mexico’s Accelerated Demand for US Natural Gas

          United States natural gas is headed south. Mexico is currently importing a record amount of natural gas in order to keep up with the growing electricity demand for its recent industrial boom. Eighty percent of Mexico’s gas imports come from the US and sixty percent of that comes directly from Texan pipelines. Over the past three years, gas exports to Mexico have nearly doubled. Over the same period, Mexican natural gas production has declined eleven percent. In order to make up the gap, M ...

        by Energy Blogger
        Tuesday, 11 June 2013
      • The Fundamentals of Natural Gas Storage

        Hello everyone. Fall is here, and I hope you had a good summer. A few weeks ago, I noticed that summer took a toll on my garage. Inflatable pools, slip-n-slides, lawn chairs, and sports equipment were piled up around the cars. At the beginning of the summer it was pretty much empty, except for some necessities. I started to organize, but realized something else needed to be done. It was time for a garage sale. The clutter needed to find a new home. My family gathered and priced everythi ...

        by Kyle Wolff
        Friday, 05 October 2012
      • The Effects of Hurricane Isaac

        Good news. Hurricane Isaac died down and is moving across the states as rain. So if you’re in the agricultural states, dust off the umbrellas and unpack the ponchos. If the drought caused you to forget where you placed your raingear, grab some trash bags. Snip a few holes and slip them on. No more need to do a rain dance, unless you’re into dancing.   The Pipeline $2.634 – September settle for the natural gas futures contract- Lower than the previous 2 months 66 Bcf injection - Natural ...

        by Kyle Wolff
        Tuesday, 04 September 2012
      • CSAPR, Tropical Storm Isaac, and Mitt Romney’s Energy Plan

        This week in Energy news has been more exciting than eating cotton candy at a baseball game. I’m not talking about when I was 7 and didn’t know how to eat cotton candy. Instead of picking it off piece by piece, I would just put my face in it. By the time I finished, my face could’ve been mistaken for a smurf, only stickier. No, this week was exciting because a little certainty was put into the market. The Cross State Air Pollution Rule, CSAPR, (finally) reached an outcome and a presidential ...

        by Kyle Wolff
        Friday, 24 August 2012
      • Warm Weather and the Meaning of the Olympics

        Happy Friday. Lately, it’s been hotter than doughnut grease outside. Maybe your reading this near a pool, but if not here’s a picture of one to help cool down. It’s starting to get a little chilly. It’s time we get to The Pipeline.     The Pipeline The Natural Gas Storage Report showed a 24 Bcf net injection for week ending August 3. Natural gas surged above $3 yesterday after smaller than expected increase in US supplies. However, prices settled below the $3 mark at $2.945 on Thurs ...

        by Kyle Wolff
        Friday, 10 August 2012
      • Natural Gas Futures Fall, World’s Worst Blackout, and Olympic Gold

        Howdy and happy Friday everyone! This week I want to start a couple new segments. First, I would like to introduce The Pipeline - It’s a performance rundown of the market. The Pipeline will let you know where the energy commodities stand, or in this week’s case, where they sit. Also, I’m bringing The Current to the blog - It will touch on some of the latest energy related events. So let’s start. Let’s get to The Pipeline. The Pipeline September’s Natural Gas futures price has hovered around $ ...

        by Kyle Wolff
        Friday, 03 August 2012
      • Natural Gas Fueling Stations around the U.S.

        The Future of Cars

        Batteries. One of my favorite inventions is the battery. Although, it usually takes some effort to correctly replace them in a TV remote. They keep us wireless. With batteries, our devices can come with us without having to stay close to a wall socket. We don’t have to stay plugged in. There is one major problem with batteries, though. They aren’t practical for cars. Detroit Tries to Deliver More NGVs The Big Three Auto companies met with 13 states about Natural Gas Vehicles. They ...

        by Kyle Wolff
        Friday, 20 July 2012
      • Natural Gas-Fired Plants VS. Coal-Fired Plants: Round 1

        Happy Friday! Today isn’t just any old Friday, it’s Friday the 13th! It’s the day when you take extra caution around step stools and cute black kittens become omens. Tonight, movies with guys in hockey masks or vampires will shower televisions across America. From the vampires that glitter because of the sunlight to the ones like Bram Stoker’s Dracula whose energy is weakened. (Which reminds me; I forgot to grab garlic this morning to carry in my pockets.) Natural Gas futures for August have we ...

        by Kyle Wolff
        Friday, 13 July 2012
      • Natural Gas Predictions

        Natural Gas Predictions In the month of April, for the May 2012 prompt month, Natural Gas dropped to below $2.00 per MMBtu for the first time since 2002. The debate now is, “Will Natural Gas prices increase quickly, and by how much?” It’s time to dig out your crystal ball, but before you do – here are the facts that you need to consider. Historical Natural Gas Prices Prices have tumbled 31 percent this year, as the fourth-warmest winter on record crimped demand and output from shale fo ...

        by Energy Blogger
        Friday, 01 June 2012
      • Gas Surplus in the United States

        Industry experts at the LDC Gas Forum Southeast in Atlanta stated that most increases in gas demand are not expected to occur for several years. With the mild winter and heavy production, there is no immediate way to help improve gas consumption. The CEO of the American Public Gas Association, Bert Kalisch, said that “consumers should not rejoice” in exceptionally low gas prices and declining rig counts. Gas needs to be affordable to both consumers and producers to promote industry growt ...

        by Energy Blogger
        Thursday, 31 May 2012
      • China’s Energy Demand Factor

        What’s on the horizon that can and will affect our energy resources? Once again, we must turn our attention to China. Let’s face it – one fifth of the world’s population lives in China! Since it has become industrialized it is consuming more energy than ever before! Consider the following facts: By 2025, China will build TEN New York-sized cities! Source: Mckinsey, "Preparing for China's urban billion" By 2030, China will add more new city-dwellers than the entire U.S. population. Source ...

        by Energy Blogger
        Tuesday, 06 December 2011
      • EIA Launches New Electricity Focused Web Page

        We blog to provide you the energy data and market intelligence that helps you make your energy procurement decisions. This week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched a new web-based report called the Electricity Monthly Update, replacing the Monthly Flash Estimates for Electric Power Data. This new product introduces a feature story, interactive graphics, a new presentation flow, and new electricity industry data sources. The report is organized into four sections: End Use ...

        by Energy Blogger
        Friday, 28 October 2011
      • Competitive Electric Markets Work

        Do competitive markets work? It seems like we need to justify the deregulation of energy markets everyday! If you ask our clients, who have been seeing year over year savings due to energy deregulation throughout North America, the answer would have to be an outstanding YES! Leila Vespoli, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of FirstEnergy Corp., recently spoke to the Ohio House of Representatives Public Utilities Committee on this issue. She testified about what Ohio has done right, i ...

        by Energy Blogger
        Monday, 24 October 2011
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