Posts Tagged “natural gas prices”


Can the Spring 2016 Natural Gas Market Affect My Electricity Bill?

More states rely on natural gas powered generators than ever. In fact natural gas makes up about half of the generation capacity for Texas, while the Northeast United States is 95% powered by natural gas. Thus, understanding what’s happening in the natural gas industry ca [...]

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Investigating the Status of the Coal Industry: the 2016 Winter-Spring Coal Update

Across the board, many market watchers and energy analysts are describing 2015-2016 as the beginning of the end for coal. Over 90% of coal mined in the US goes to power generation, but because of cheap natural gas, there’s less of it being burned and less of it being mined [...]

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Production, Weather, and Prices – the Winter 2016 Natural Gas Update

As more electric utilities burn natural gas to generate electricity, both the supply and price of natural gas have a direct effect on your monthly electric bill. The current huge El Niño is expected to peak in December 2015 with its strength diminishing to neutral by late [...]

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Should We Believe Phil’s Hype? The Spring 2015 Weather Outlook

Punxsutawney Phil has done it again. Yanked out of his burrow, the wee beastie was forced to blurt out his prognostic finding by his handlers amid national TV coverage. While Phil (and other groundhogs) is renowned for his skill (watch the 1959 Merrie Melodies classic, Unnat [...]

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Weather, Electricity Prices, & You: the Winter 2015 Natural Gas Update

[caption id="attachment_15598" align="alignright" width="360"] Buried Natural Gas Line image courtesy of snowbear at[/caption] More states rely on natural gas powered generators than ever before. Texas uses the fuel for more than half its generation, whil [...]

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Happy New Year from Bounce Energy!

Welcome to 2015! We hoped you celebrated the passing of one year into the next on New Year’s Eve in an entertaining – yet still responsible – manner with your friends and family. Here at Bounce Energy, we spend the night reminiscing all the great things that happened o [...]

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Checkin’ Out the Cold: Our 2014-2015 Winter Weather Outlook

[caption id="attachment_15380" align="alignright" width="300"] Wintertime El Nino Pattern image courtesy of the ENSO Blog at[/caption] Much of the weather forecasts for this winter have relied upon the emergence of a weak El Niño this winter. There's just bee [...]

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The US Natural Gas Outlook for 2014-2015 Winter

Natural gas as a generator fuel dominates four of seven areas in the United States. Texas and the Western States rely on natural gas for more than 50%. Florida uses nearly 70%. And over 95% of the fuel consumed in the Northeastern states (including New York) for generating e [...]

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The US Natural Gas Update for Fall 2014

[caption id="attachment_14736" align="alignright" width="480"] Natural Gas Storage as of 08/29/2014. Image courtesy of[/caption] Last winter's whirling blob of arctic atmosphere, the Polar Vortex, paid several chilly winter visits to the United States [...]

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Coal Pricing Update for Spring 2014

At first glance, American coal seems to have had a bad year. Falling production from loss of investment, lack of interest in federal land leases, and low profitability — all point to coal sluggishly waning as an electric generation fuel stock. The reason: coal may be cheap [...]

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