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Weak NG and Power Market Fundamentals - Low Price Environment Will Linger in 2016

Posted by Alberto Rios on Mar 7, 2016 2:39:58 PM

The lack of sustained cold temperatures across the consuming regions has curbed heating demand from residential and commercial consumers. El NiƱo has had a major influence this winter, so the bouts of below normal temperatures that have swept the eastern half of the country have been short lived. As we approach the spring, natural gas and power fundamentals continue to be bearish because of the following factors:

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Topics: forward curve, risk management, energy, Natural Gas Supply, NG Demand, Texas, NG

Natural Gas Supply Shortage Concerns Have Eased

Posted by Jennifer Chang on Dec 23, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Massive contrast between colder than normal temperatures in Nov-2014 and above normal temperatures in Dec-2014 have caused very high price volatility in the Natural Gas futures market. Shifts in weather forecasts and record production have been the main price action drivers during the first half of the winter.

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Topics: Weekly Energy Insights, Acclaim Energy Advisors, energy procurement, energy management consulting, risk management, energy procurement, energy regulations, weather outlook, reliable energy, demand response, energy management, energy supply, energy savings, energy management consultants, strategic energy sourcing, Winter Weather, reserve margin, power generation, energy price spikes, system operators, Price Spike, energy blog, power outages, natural gas, Natural Gas Supply, demand, scarcity pricing, current outlook, NG Demand

2014-2015 Winter Weather, What to Expect?

Posted by Alberto Rios on Oct 9, 2014 11:59:00 AM

During the fall, meteorologists sharpen their assumption to build their probability weighted winter weather forecast scenarios. From an energy perspective, this is also a critical time of the year. Since it is typically a period of low energy demand, there tend to be seasonal dips that provide good buying opportunities in natural and electricity. This year though, natural gas prices have been seesawing since mid-July 2014 due to the following reasons:

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Topics: Weekly Energy Insights, natural gas, Acclaim Energy Advisors, Event, energy procurement, energy management consulting, weather outlook, energy risk management, energy, energy, energy procurement, weather outlook, reliable energy, energy management, energy supply, energy management consultants, energy sourcing, strategic energy sourcing, EIA, Texas, Winter Weather, U.S. energy, reserve margin, forecasting, energy costs, power generation, Price Spike, energy blog, power outages, refueling season, natural gas, Natural Gas Supply, Polar Vortex, NG, NG contract, price volatility, reserve, report, Texas Energy, energy storage, NG Demand, seasonal drought, forward curve, winter strip, spot price, Heating Season\

Weather Effect on Regional Natural Gas Spot Prices

Posted by Jennifer Chang on Aug 29, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Multiple supply and demand factors affect seasonal natural gas and electricity spot [1]prices across the country:

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Topics: Weekly Energy Insights, Acclaim Energy Advisors, weather outlook, risk management, energy, energy reliability, energy procurement, energy regulations, demand response, energy management, energy savings, energy sourcing, new england, Winter Weather, reserve margin, energy price spikes, Heat Rate, Price Spike, energy blog, natural gas, Natural Gas Supply, Polar Vortex, NG, price volatility, NG Demand, forward curve, winter strip, black swan event, pipeline capacity, spot price, Heating Season\

5 Things to Monitor for the Balance of 2014

Posted by Jennifer Chang on Jul 28, 2014 10:20:00 AM

A brutal cold start of the year has been followed by moderate temperatures across the country. Natural gas prices have risen significantly since early January 2014, as inventories were being depleted at a faster than normal rate due to higher than normal heating demand. Nevertheless, record production and tepid demand after the spring months triggered a massive selloff in mid-June 2014, with the front month losing more than 20 percent to date. Early concerns of tight supply conditions ahead of the next heating season have eased due to weekly record or near-record injections. Electricity prices have also plunged not only because of the recent drop in natural gas prices, but also because of a drop in heat rates. In Texas, peak load had not been this low in June and July since 2010. Low electricity demand has depressed spot and forward heat rates.

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Topics: Weekly Energy Insights, natural gas, Acclaim Energy Advisors, Event, energy procurement, weather outlook, risk management, energy risk management, energy reliability, energy procurement, economic demand response, reliable energy, demand response, energy management, energy management consultants, energy sourcing, strategic energy sourcing, Hurricane Season, reserve margin, power generation, energy price spikes, renewable energy, Price Spike, energy blog, power outages, Natural Gas Supply, price volatility, reserve, report, energy efficiency, mild weather, energy storage, NG Demand, seasonal drought

   

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