natural gas prices

Natural Gas Prices Expected to Rise Over Next Two Years

February 3, 2016 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Natrual Gas Prices Going Up?

The average natural gas spot price at the benchmark Henry Hub for December 2015 of $1.93 per million British thermal units was the lowest monthly average since March 1999. EIA's latest Short-Term Energy Outlook expects natural gas prices to rise, averaging $2.65/MMBtu in 2016 and $3.22/MMBtu in 2017.[read more]

Average Annual Natural Gas Spot Price in 2015 was at Lowest Level Since 1999

January 6, 2016 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Natural Gas Spot Pricing

Natural gas spot prices in 2015 at the Henry Hub in Louisiana, a national benchmark, averaged $2.61 per million British thermal unit (MMBtu), the lowest annual average level since 1999. Daily prices fell below $2/MMBtu this year for the first time since 2012.[read more]

Dominion's Natural Gas Gamble Looks Risky for Ratepayers

April 18, 2015 by Ivy Main

Dominion and Ratepayer Risks

Dominion Resources and its regulated subsidiary, Dominion Virginia Power, are gambling big on natural gas. But while the utility giant will be a winner if gas prices stay low over the next 20 years, the risk of losing this bet is very real—and the risk is being borne disproportionately by Virginia consumers.[read more]

Yes, It's Possible to Value Environmental Impacts from Shale Gas Production

April 6, 2015 by Costa Samaras

One of the papers included in the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity looked at how the shale gas boom has affected the U.S. economically. Shale gas has indeed lowered natural gas prices. But one of the paper's conclusions stating that it's impossible to assess the environmental impact is incorrect.[read more]

Natural Gas Prices Drop Following Strong Production Growth

January 29, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Natural Gas Production and Prices

Following a short-lived price increase over the course of November, natural gas prices have dropped to their lowest levels since all the way back in September of 2012, which is a reflection of very strong and healthy domestic production and inventory builds.[read more]

Wholesale Power Prices Increase Across the Country in 2014

January 13, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Power Costs Up in 2014

Wholesale on-peak electricity prices were up at trading hubs all across the United States between 2013 and 2014, driven largely by increases in spot natural gas prices and high energy demand caused by cold weather in the beginning of the year.[read more]

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]