Posts Tagged ‘Marcellus gas’

Unconventional Gas Revolution

Friday, March 12th, 2010

On March 9th, the National Capital Area Chapter of the US Association for Energy Economics and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted an all day conference on “The Unconventional Gas Revolution – Policy, Strategic and Market Implications“.  Videos of this 14th annual energy policy conference are posted here: http://csis.org/event/unconventional-gas-revolution-policy-strategic-and-market-implications.

HEK

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FERC Discovers Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Despite rumors of its disappearance,  the FERC discovered that Section 5  is still part of the Natural Gas Act (http://www.ferc.gov/news/news-releases/2009/2009-4/11-19-09-G-3.asp).   Many believed that The Market had replaced Section 5, but apparently this is not the case.

I am not willing to leap to conclusions about what the actual rates should be in these three particular cases, other than that they should be just.  And reasonable too.  The pipelines have not yet filed their cases.  New shale gas discoveries, particularly the Marcellus field, have the potential to change gas supply and transportation patterns.  Gas  is being touted as a “transition fuel” in the movement towards a greener future.  So it is fitting to look at pipeline rates as part of an overall assessment of the natural gas supply chain.

I still have some expertise in pipeline rates and rate design.  My dance card is not yet filled.  Call or email me if there is something I can do for you.

HEK

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