U.S. Electricity Retail Prices

April 17, 2011

U.S. Electricity Retail Prices.  During 2010, retail prices for electricity distributed to the residential sector averaged 11.58 cents per kilowatthour, about the same level as in 2009.  EIA expects residential prices to rise by 2.3 percent in 2011, followed by little change in 2012.  The effect of lower generation fuel costs should be more evident […]

Will Natural Gas replace Coal?

February 3, 2011

States such as Kansas have already begun a switch to natural gas. Prior to 2002, there were only 63 registered natural gas wells in the Cherokee Basin. In 2009, more than 5,200 were registered. Southern West Virginia, known for its vast coal reserves, would likely be hurt the most from a blow to the coal […]

Natural Gas use for Transportation to Increase

November 21, 2010

Natural Gas’s low price relative to crude oil makes some form of this proposed amendment likely to pass There is established within the Department a Natural Gas Vehicle and Infrastructure Development Program for the purpose of facilitating the use of natural gas in the United States as an alternative transportation fuel, in order to achieve […]

Early Bird Power Receives Pa. Broker License

October 19, 2010

The Pennsylvania PUC approved a new retailer license for EarlyBird Power yesterday. Early Bird Power will serve small and large C&I and government accounts.

Northeast Utilities Buys Nstar

THE DEAL: Northeast Utilities buys Nstar for $4.17 billion, creating the biggest utility in New England. It will serve 3.5 million electric and gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. THE REASON: Northeast needs cash to fund ambitious transmission construction plans; Nstar has cash, but not the size or scope to pursue large growth […]

Natural Gas at 5 yr lows

September 24, 2010

Rendell willing to negotiate a gas ‘pooling’ law

August 12, 2010

By MARC LEVY Gov. Ed Rendell is insisting on certain environmental protections and landowner compensation requirements before he signing any bill that forces Pennsylvania landowners to sell their below-ground natural gas rights to a drilling company. Rendell’s top aides said this week that discussions on a measure being sought by the booming natural gas industry […]

US GAS: Futures End Near Flat

By Edward Welsch Natural-gas futures settled near unchanged Wednesday ahead of the release of natural-gas storage data expected to show a smaller-than-normal build in gas supplies, and as storm activity in the Gulf of Mexico remained unthreatening to U.S. energy infrastructure. The National Hurricane Center reported that a low-pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico […]

Calls for 1-year Moratorium On Natural Gas Drilling

June 24, 2010

By Bob Kalinowsk JACKSON TWP. – Standing at a reservoir that provides drinking water to 30,000 residents in Luzerne County, state Rep. Phyllis Mundy on Monday called for a one-year moratorium on new natural gas drilling permits in Pennsylvania. “We are allowing this industry to move ahead too fast,” Mundy said from the Huntsville Reservoir […]

Oil Spill Update

By Saad Asad It has now been a little over two months since the BP oil rig explosion took place. While early optimistic estimates predicted the cleanup could end in late May, it is now apparent that the spill is of much greater magnitude than originally thought. To get a better perspective of how huge this […]