Crude Inventories at 80 Year High

February 18, 2016

U.S. crude inventories rose by 2.1 million barrels last week to 504.1¬†million barrels, a new weekly record high, the Energy Information¬†Administration said. In monthly data, which don’t line up exactly with¬†weekly data, inventories last exceeded 500 million barrels in 1930. Brought to you by your EarlyBird Power Market Research Team.

Supreme Court Retains Demand Response Mandate

February 11, 2016

On Monday, January 25, the Supreme Court reaffirmed a mandate created in 2011 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that requires utilities to pay energy consumers for reducing their electricity usage during peak demand. Electricity generators and utilities challenged the rule, asserting that FERC was overstepping its boundaries, but Justice Elena Kagan confirmed the […]