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Why It’s Time for a Physical Natural Gas Market Remake

What Flamingos and gas price indices have in common?

Two articles in the September issue of Energy Risk Magazine raised troubling issues about the growing popularity of physical natural gas prices indices, declining number of transactions used to calculate them and growing regulatory risks that energy companies face from the FERC’s enforcement staff. Also falling liquidity at physical natural gas hubs could affect natural gas futures and swaps. Read more about Why It’s Time for a Physical Natural Gas Market Remake

Natural Gas Pipelines face modernization- Are Oil Pipelines Next?

Federal regulators at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commisson issued proposed regulations that would help to modernize the interstate natural gas pipelines in the U.S. Rumor has it that the Department of Energy pressured FERC to do so in an effort to reduce natural gas (methane) leaks from aging pipelines. Methane is a green house gas that makes significant contributions to global warming. Read more about Natural Gas Pipelines face modernization- Are Oil Pipelines Next?

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