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Daily Market Update March 20, 2018

Daily market update
Posted March 20, 2018

Early Morning Update

The Apr18 natural gas contract is trading up $0.01 at $2.66. The Apr18 crude contract is up $1.14 at $63.20.


Daily Market Update March 19, 2018

Daily market update
Posted March 19, 2018

Early Morning Update

The Apr18 natural gas contract is trading relatively flat to Friday’s close at $2.69. The Apr18 crude contract is down $0.24 at $62.10.


Daily Market Update March 16, 2018

Daily market update
Posted March 16, 2018

Early Morning Update

The Apr18 natural gas contract is trading flat to yesterday’s close at $2.68.  The Apr18 crude contract is up $0.19 at $61.38.


Daily Market Update March 15, 2018

Daily market update
Posted March 15, 2018

Early Morning Update

The Apr18 natural gas contract is trading flat to yesterday’s close at $2.73.  The Apr18 crude contract is up $0.39 at $61.35.


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ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: October 2017

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted October 10, 2017

This month…

  • Interested parties file alternatives in the PUC Price Formation project in response to the NRG/Calpine paper.
  • Reliability Must Run Rulemaking adopted by the PUC.
  • The acquisition of Oncor by Sempra continues.
  • ERCOT stakeholders reach compromise on funding for Congestion Revenue Rights.
  • Several entities have announced plans for plant retirements in the last month.


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Midwest Regulatory Update: November 2015

Regulatory update - Midwest
Posted November 18, 2015

In recent months, the Midwest has had a number of major policy and regulatory developments that could spur new markets and big changes for the region's energy landscape. Here's a brief state-by-state rundown of the latest news. 



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4 Key Takeaways from the Summer’s Biggest Gathering of Utility Leaders

Regulatory update - United States
Posted July 28, 2015

Earlier this month, more than 1,200 utility industry leaders and experts convened in New York City for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) summer meeting. Based on the gathering’s many conversations and presentations, here are four major takeaways.


Arizona & California

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Legislation to Expand Retail Electricity Choice Advances in California: Continued Customer Support is Important

Regulatory update - CA, AZ
Posted May 13, 2015

On April 21, legislation that would expand electricity direct access for commercial and industrial customers in California unanimously passed the California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee (Senate Committee).   



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Ontario regulatory updates

Regulatory update - Canada
Posted May 14, 2015

Latest regulatory updates from the Ontario Energy Board


New England

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Gas Capacity Issue Front and Center in New England

Regulatory update - New England
Posted May 28, 2015

While the weather continues to warm up in New England, for energy policymakers the events of the past two winters are still very much in the news.  The region saw price spikes in the wholesale electricity markets, driven by cold weather and a continued increase in the reliance on gas-fired electric generation.


Federal and ISO

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Industry Leaders Voice Concerns over PJM's Capacity Proposal

Regulatory update - United States
Posted August 20, 2015

Last month, we covered PJM Interconnection's new Capacity Performance proposal. Since then, a number of industry leaders have voiced concerns over the plan's impact on customers. 



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Mid-Atlantic Regulatory Update: September 2015

Regulatory update - Mid-Atlantic
Posted September 25, 2015

Although legislative sessions have concluded for the year in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, Pennsylvania is still at it.

Governor Tom Wolf’s $225 million energy investment plan remains in play, despite protracted budget negotiations that should have concluded by June 30th. The initiative must be must be passed as part of ongoing budget deliberations with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate. The plan's major components – which are competitively bid or direct grants to residential and business customers – include:


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Mar $2.627 $2.639 
Feb $3.391 $3.631 
Jan $3.930 $2.738 
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