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Pipeline Safety: Top Concern for All Segments of Natural Gas Industry

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Safety is cited as the No. 1 concern among all sectors of the natural gas industry (upstream, midstream, downstream, and additional stakeholders), according to Black and Veatch’s most recent report on the U.S. natural gas industry.  … Continue reading

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Gas Industry Must Make Changes to Reliably Serve the Electric Industry

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor  The natural gas industry is on a long run of increasing sales to electric generators. Beginning with a wave of gas combined-cycle power plants built in the mid-1990s, gas usage by electric generators … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Russia, and European Natural Gas: Is This an Opportunity for U.S. Producers?

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor In early March after the Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country, Gazprom, the state-owned Russian natural gas company, announced it would no longer honor a deal to provide the Ukraine with deeply discounted natural … Continue reading

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2014 Seminar Series Covers Energy Industry Basics and Timely Topics like Shale, LNG

Enerdynamics’ most popular seminars on electric and natural gas industry basics are back in 2014 as part of our public seminar series. Additionally, this year’s line-up features three new seminars that explore some of the hottest topics affecting today’s energy landscape: LNG, … Continue reading

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Fundamentals Rule Natural Gas Pricing, Part I

by Belinda Petty, Enerdynamics Instructor Natural gas prices in North America rise and fall. In the last decade, the Henry Hub monthly price has been as high as $14/MMBtu and as low as $2/MMBtu. How can the same commodity at the … Continue reading

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Stealth Demand for Natural Gas Fuel is Quietly Building

by Belinda Petty, Enerdynamics Instructor Those in the natural gas industry are very aware of the natural gas supply surplus in the U.S. Articles fill industry trade newsletters and mainstream media. Additionally, there are numerous blurbs outlining big future demand … Continue reading

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Can Incentive Regulation Save the Future of Utilities?

By Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Utilities in the U.S. are caught in a quandary.  The traditional model for creating earnings growth for investors is built around increasing sales and growing capital investment.  Yet as we move forward into … Continue reading

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Gas and Electric Industries Seek a Happy Codependence, Part II

by Bill Malcolm, guest author In last week’s post we introduced the discussion on how the gas and electric industries are seeking ways to better coordinate the way the two industries operate. This is especially important as gas-fired electric generation is … Continue reading

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Gas and Electric Industries Seek a Happy Codependence, Part I

by Bill Malcolm, guest author “Gas is from Venus, electricity is from Mars,” quipped Sue Kelly of the American Public Power Association to me in July at the NARUC Conference in Denver. In a nutshell, this summarizes the complex challenge of helping … Continue reading

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Mexico: Long-term Gas Producer but Short-term Gas Importer

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor In the energy industry, it is important to distinguish between short-term trends and long-term trends. Just seeing the short-term can result in missing a contrary long-term trend. For instance, in 2008 natural gas … Continue reading

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