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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."
A year ago, oil producers could get $8 per unit sold, but prices have dropped to around $2.33 for natural gas to be delivered next month. And the projected price isn’t set to crack $4 until December of 2024.
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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.

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As natural gas prices fall, coal's comeback may be short-lived

Dec 30, 2022
The coal industry filled a gap in the global energy mix after Russia's invasion of Ukraine sent natural gas prices to record highs.
The high prices of natural gas in Europe have sparked a coal comeback. But now gas prices are falling. Above, a coal-fired power plant near Halle, Germany.
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Europe steeled itself for high natural gas prices, but now they are falling

Dec 16, 2022
The decrease isn't because Europe is building more pipelines. In fact, you can put much of it down to luck.
Neptune, one of several ships that will serve as a floating storage and regasification unit for Germany, will allow the country to import liquefied natural gas.
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Chemical giant BASF is under threat after Russians turn off the gas

Oct 4, 2022
Gas rationing by the Berlin government this winter could hit the German chemical industry and dent the global economy.
BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, may be forced to grapple with natural gas rationing if Germany experiences a cold winter.
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