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The U.S. Natural Gas Profile: A Guide for Domestic Consumers

Jude Clemente February 21, 2017 08:53 PM

All natural gas consumers should understand the dynamic U.S. gas demand structure as the competition for gas is becoming increasingly fierce. Given low prices and broadening environmental goals, natural gas is easily...

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Changes in Ontario Capacity Market Mark New Opportunities for Small Industrials

Trevor Sutherland February 9, 2017 03:03 PM

Independent Electricity System Operator, the Independent System Operator for Ontario, Canada, recently changed its capacity market to give medium-sized industrial customers the option to augment...

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The Outlook for U.S. Nuclear Power

Jude Clemente February 1, 2017 06:34 PM

The U.S. nuclear power industry faces an uncertain future. While nuclear has held its 18-20% share of U.S. electricity generation, the total number of nuclear reactors/plants has fallen to...

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Natural Gas Production Falls in 2016, Looks to Rebound in 2017

Beau Walker January 30, 2017 06:57 PM

Over the past decade, the “shale revolution” has redefined natural gas production in the United States. The combination of advancements in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling opened up numerous new drilling basins in...

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U.S. Northeast Gas Plays Getting Critical Pipeline Relief

Jude Clemente December 28, 2016 02:21 PM

Even since the price collapse started 2014, natural gas production in the Marcellus has increased nearly 15% to 18.3 Bcf/d, with output in the neighboring Utica up 130% to 4.1 Bcf/d. These two northeast shale plays are almost single handedly reversing the U.S. gas market to flow more north to...

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