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Boston, New York City Winter Natural Gas Prices Expected to Remain High

November 30, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Urban Fuel Sources and Natural Gas

Despite expectations of a milder winter for 2014, marketers anticipate high prices for natural gas in Boston and New York City. Natural gas prices are expected to be lower than last winter, but higher than the average of previous winters, particularly in Boston.[read more]

Why Natural Gas Prices Collapsed

August 18, 2014 by Robert Rapier

Natural Gas Prices

I have laid out the argument since last winter that because of the deep inventory hole that developed over the course of the exceptionally cold winter, natural gas prices would remain high relative to last year, and that as a result natural gas producers would likely report higher year-over-year profits.[read more]

How Painful Will the Coming Spike in Natural Gas Prices Be?

October 3, 2013 by Rod Adams

Natural Gas Pricing

There is a good reason for American nuclear energy professionals to learn more about the dynamics of the natural gas market. We have been told numerous times that cheap natural gas is making our technology less and less viable in the competitive market place.[read more]

Nuclear Energy Plant Too Expensive to Compete With Natural Gas?

May 14, 2013 by Rod Adams

Nuclear energy costs


On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Times published a lengthy piece that argues the two reactor installation proposed for Levy County, Florida is a more expensive option than a natural gas power plant.[read more]

Spectra Natural Gas Pipeline: Another Controversy?

May 13, 2013 by Bill Chameides

proposed Spectra natural gas pipeline

A new pipeline promises new natural gas supplies for New York City. Some tout the economic and environmental benefits that will come from it. Others decry the potential problems it brings.[read more]

Rising Natural Gas Prices Not Enough to Save Kewaunee's Cheap Nuclear Energy

April 22, 2013 by Rod Adams

Kewaunee Nuclear Plant/Wikimedia Commons

On May 7, 2013, the Kewaunee Nuclear Power Station is scheduled to stop generating emission free electricity for the last time. The plant is one of the better run and maintained facilities in the US.[read more]

Energy Price Volatility and the Energy Security Trust

March 29, 2013 by Peter Z. Grossman

All energy markets are volatile at times, sedate at others. If the Energy Security Trust is really about saving the American consumer from price swings, it will fail.[read more]


Coal Use Rising Internationally, Environmentalists Must Shape Its Course

March 27, 2013 by Daniel Vermeer, Ph.D.

US coal use and export

As coal-fired generation is on the decline in the US, American environmentalists have reason to celebrate. But a look beyond our borders reveals a sobering picture: coal will be the world's #1 fuel by 2017.[read more]

Where's the Real Bottleneck for Natural Gas? Distribution

January 25, 2013 by Steve Skutnik

As a scientist and an unabashed nerd, I love data. Particularly, I love it when ready access to data reveals things that are surprising in the face of conventional wisdom. Despite record-low wholesale electricity prices there's been a slow but quite noticeable creep of wholesale natural gas prices upward to the range of $6/MMBtu.[read more]

Export Natural Gas to Accelerate Our Clean Energy Future

December 18, 2012 by Arno Harris

Oil & Gas Tanker via Shutterstock

Advances in drilling and fracturing underground rock (a.k.a. "fracking") have unlocked massive supplies of natural gas previously trapped deep under the United States, positioning the U.S. to become the world’s largest producer of natural gas by 2015. Ironically, this gas is now trapped within the geographic boundaries of North America...[read more]

U.S. Natural Gas Capacity Must Peak Soon To Achieve Sustainable Pathway

December 14, 2012 by Adam James

As you may have noticed, the natural gas industry has undergone a bit of a boom in the last few years.In April, generation from natural gas tied that from coal for the first time ever. The boom has some energy analysts hailing a natural gas “miracle.” But others are very concerned, largely because of the local environmental...[read more]

Economic Impacts of Another Drop In Natural Gas Prices

December 13, 2012 by Bill Squadron

Last year, significant growth in natural gas production combined with low demand – due to a warm winter – caused natural gas prices to plummet below US$2 per thousand cubic feet. This benefited consumers, but forced some energy companies to abandon gas drilling programs and put significant pressure on their budgets, most notably...[read more]

US Natural Gas Prices and the Election

November 5, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

Every fall my natural gas utility asks if I'd like to lock in my gas price for the next 12 months.  In some respects the timing for this looks ideal.  Commodity natural gas prices haven't been lower than this year's average since 1999.  Gas is also historically cheap relative to other fuels.  Heating oil...[read more]

Env-Econ 101: Quick Quiz of the Day

July 16, 2009 by John Whitehead

Students tell me they like real world context for quiz questions.  So, students of Env-Econ, here you go:  Using the basic tools of supply and demand described here, predict the effect of a recession (decreased income for consumers) combined with increasing supplies on the price of natural gas in Ohio. Read...[read more]

The natural gas industry is adapting to changing conditions

March 5, 2009 by Michael Giberson

Michael Giberson From the Globe and Mail: Last year, the continental U.S. saw its natural gas production grow by 10 per cent to 55 billion cubic feet a day, powered by huge production increases from shale gas plays like the Marcellus, Haynesville in Louisiana and Texas’s Barnett field. In Canada, gas production actually declined by about...[read more]