Tag Archives: Natural Gas Markets

Continental U.S. Begins Exporting LNG Despite Uncertain Global Market, part II

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Facilitator In last week’s post I delved into how the United States’ lower 48 is, for the first time ever, exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to overseas markets. On February 24, 2016, the first LNG tanker … Continue reading

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Continental U.S. Begins Exporting LNG Despite Uncertain Global Market, part I

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Facilitator The natural gas market, like all commodity markets, is a moving target that once again is shifting. But for U.S. gas production there is a new factor: global price exposure due to U.S. liquefied natural … Continue reading

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What Does High Supply, Low Prices Mean for Natural Gas Business in 2016?

  by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Despite low prices and falling drilling rates, natural gas production is expected to grow more in 2016 due to increased drilling efficiency, price-hedged production, and producers who either physically or financially … Continue reading

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Southstream Pipeline: Will Economics Triumph over Politics?

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Late last month Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet after it allegedly flew into Turkish airspace. As the world waited for the Russian Federation’s response to what its President Vladimir Putin called “a stab … Continue reading

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A Dickensian Winter in the Natural Gas Industry

The Eastern U.S. has seen one of the most extreme winters in history while the Western U.S. has experienced record warm temperatures and drought conditions. What impact has this had on natural gas prices and why? Continue reading

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Why Are Energy Prices Still Rising in New England?

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor In his inauguration speech on January 8, 2015, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said the following related to energy in his state: “But as we begin the new year, families and businesses across New England are … Continue reading

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Shale Gas Roils Gas Markets

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor If there’s one thing certain about natural gas markets it’s that they are always subject to change. In the last decade, the shift in the U.S. supply-and-demand mix with the influx of shale gas has … Continue reading

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Will the Party for Natural Gas Consumers Continue?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor  They say a picture, or in this case a graph, is worth a thousand words. Take a look at the change in U.S. natural gas reserves: Source: EIA.gov Without looking at it, it … Continue reading

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Supply, Demand, and the Weather: More Reasons for Low Natural Gas Prices

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Our last post explored the unexpectedly robust increase in natural gas storage inventories after the severe winter of 2013-2014 and aggressive restoration’s roll in tamping down on the forward prices for natural gas. However, the higher-than-expected … Continue reading

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Mild Weather, Aggressive Storage Injections Keep Natural Gas Prices Low

by Christina Nagy-McKenna, Enerdynamics Instructor Earlier this year many Americans broadened their vocabulary with a term that flanked the Northeast in record-low temperatures: the ‘polar vortex.’ Gas traders associated the term with higher natural gas prices. Gas storage owners associated … Continue reading

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