The higher price of oil is helping tank the price of natural gas

Apr 11, 2024
Stay with us here — think about chicken parts. Higher demand for white breast meat means an excess of chicken legs.
Crude oil is easier to get out of the isolated Permian Basin than natural gas, which needs pipelines to reach customers, says Ed Hirs with the University of Houston.
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Alaska has "gobs and gobs" of natural gas, but still may need to import it

Mar 20, 2024
It’s one thing to have plenty of gas available in the ground. But in a state as big as Alaska, it’s another thing to get the gas to where people can use it.
Enstar Natural Gas President John Sims explains how pipes and machinery pump natural gas into underground reservoirs at this Kenai, Alaska, facility, where it's stored for later.
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Coal has increasingly been replaced by alternative fuel sources, like natural gas and renewables.
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Are there signs of a slowdown for U.S. natural gas?

May 17, 2023
The number of U.S. rigs has dropped along with natural gas prices. Here's what that means for the "shale revolution."
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So much for coal's "comeback"

Apr 20, 2023
Coal-fired electricity generation was down more than 25% and hit a first-quarter low in the U.S.
Coal-fired electricity generation has lost its luster with natural gas prices remaining low. After Russia invaded Ukraine, some experts expected coal to enjoy a competitive edge.
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Energy crunch eases in emerging markets, thanks to Europe’s warm winter

Apr 10, 2023
India, Thailand and other emerging markets struggled after some of the liquefied natural gas they'd expected was rerouted to Europe.
A flare tower at a natural gas facility in Indonesia. Countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh have been able to import more liquefied natural gas recently.
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Energy security and access headline Houston conference

Access to energy when it's most needed seemed to be on everyone's mind at CERAWeek in Houston, research fellow Andy Uhler says.
Haitham Al Ghais, right, secretary general of OPEC, speaks with Carlos Pascual of  S&P Global Commodity Insights during the CERAWeek conference.
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Natural gas buyers and sellers are hedging less against price swings

Feb 14, 2023
Locking in future prices can be expensive — and risky. But it can protect producers and consumers from price spikes.
Natural gas prices recently experienced a "tremendous collapse," says to Clark Williams-Derry of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.
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What's behind California's spiking natural gas prices?

Feb 8, 2023
Ratepayers report their bills are double or even nearly triple what they paid last year.
California Governor Gavin Newsom is calling for a federal investigation into the factors behind the state's natural gas price spike. Above, a natural gas plant in El Segundo, California.
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The global economy proves stronger than expected, which is good news for the U.S.

Feb 6, 2023
Europe's having a pretty good winter, and other parts of the world aren't doing too badly, either.
The global economy slowed markedly in 2022, and it's expected to weaken further this year. But some patches of the globe are performing better than expected.