The image above may be the first thing that comes to mind when your hear natural gas but the process of finding, extracting and producing natural gas is much more complex than just turning on your stove. Natural gas is primarily made up of methane, a compound with one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms.
Natural Gas Price Components
In general, the two main drivers of wholesale electricity prices in New England are the cost of fuel used to produce electricity and consumer demand. Power Plant Fuel: Natural gas dominates electricity generation in New England, accounting for 52% of total power production in 2022. This reliance on natural gas makes wholesale electricity prices closely
A basic question but to successfully navigate the energy market can be a complex answer. Simply put, energy procurement is the process of sourcing and acquiring electric and natural gas for your businesses. A number of factors determine your price – natural gas, weather, capacity, transmission costs, and the list goes on. It is important
We talk about the weather’s effect on the energy market a lot here at BPE. Here are a few ways weather can influence energy prices: Heating and Cooling Demand Weather conditions directly affect the demand for heating and cooling in residential and commercial buildings. When we see extremely cold or warm temperatures, the demand for
As we head into the last weekend of February, New England is shaking off Winter Storm Olive which brought snow, rain, and strong winds to the region. Overall, February’s mild temperatures in the Northeast and Midwest has kept natural gas storage withdrawals to a minimum. Yesterday saw a 71 Bcf withdrawal according to the U.S.
December’s temperature outlook has shifted into a much “warmer than normal” trend for the East Coast and Midwest. Weather has been a considerable influence in the market of late and day to day forecasts have a significant role in market volatility. For more insight on the electric and natural gas markets, feel free to send