Supply and Planning

 

Supply and Planning

Natural gas is a domestic energy resource that supplies nearly one-fourth of all the energy used in the United States. This section presents the supply picture of the natural gas industry. Here you will find studies that explore natural gas reserves, production, pipeline transportation, underground storage, fuel prices and supply planning by natural gas distribution companies.

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A Foundation for U.S. Natural Gas Supply and Energy Market Stability: Examining Key Facts (Sep 2013)

In 2006, the Energy Information Administration estimated that domestic dry natural gas production would not grow beyond 23 trillion cubic feet (tcf) annually for the duration of their forecast – through 2030. By 2013 that vision had changed dramatically. U.S. natural gas production continues to grow and reflects, particularly, the influence of less conventional sources of natural gas compared to years past.
Vision 2020 and the Outlook for Natural Gas Markets

Will natural gas supply be sufficient to aggressively promote our 2020 Vision and satisfy the resultant demand? We believe the answer is yes, based on the abundance and diversity of the natural gas resource base as well as the ability of gas to deliver “now.” However, we caution that abundance is meaningless without access, as is diversity. Further, technological developments will continue to bring new sources of gas to the market – consistent with past experience.
Winter Heating Season

Promise Delivered: Planning, Preparation and Performance During the 2013-14 Winter Heating Season
The United States faced sustained cold and record-setting natural gas consumption during the winter of 2013-2014. Natural gas reliability was tested and throughout the country local utility customers continued to receive dependable service at affordable prices.
LDC Supply Portfolio Management During the 2012-13 Winter Heating Season (Energy Analysis 2013-04)

Each year local natural gas utilities develop a plan to reliably help meet customer needs during winter heating season peak consumption periods. The plan is usually based on a forecast of expected loads and is later adjusted to actual weather-induced demand requirements. Numerous scenarios are examined when building a seasonal natural gas supply portfolio always against the backdrop of normal, which is defined by companies based on local weather information and system requirements from years past.
LDC Supply Portfolio Management During the 2011-12 Winter Heating Season (Energy Analysis 2012-04)

Each year local natural gas utilities develop a plan to reliably help meet customer needs during winter heating season peak consumption periods. The plan is usually based on a forecast of expected loads and is later adjusted to actual weather-induced demand requirements. Numerous scenarios are examined when building a seasonal natural gas supply portfolio always against the backdrop of normal, which is defined by companies based on local weather information and system requirements from years past.
Preliminary Findings Concerning 2013 Natural Gas Reserves (Energy Analysis 2014-01)

Understanding the size and diversity of U.S. natural gas reserves is a fundamental underpinning for evaluating U.S. production capability and thus the natural gas industry s ability to serve customers of all types. Extraordinary positive trends in U.S. natural gas production and proved reserves growth have existed in the United States for the past seven years and reserves today are near their highest in U.S. history.
Preliminary Findings Concerning 2012 Natural Gas Reserves (Energy Analysis 2013-01)

Understanding the size and diversity of U.S. natural gas reserves is a fundamental underpinning for evaluating U.S. production capability and thus the natural gas industry's ability to serve customers of all types.
U.S. Natural Gas Supply Abundance in 2012 (Energy Analysis 9/2011)

Fundamental changes in the supply of natural gas for individual customers, businesses, industries, power generators and even transportation fuel users in the United States has changed the outlook for cleaner, more efficient use of energy in this country. In just five years, perceptions about natural gas supply reliability and affordability have been firmly shaped by growing domestic production, less dependence on natural gas imports, additions to infrastructure and reductions in cost for natural gas consumers.
Preliminary Findings Concerning 2011 Natural Gas Reserves (Energy Analysis 2/2012)

Understanding the size and diversity of U.S. natural gas reserves is a fundamental underpinning for evaluating U.S. production capability and thus the natural gas industry's ability to serve customers of all types.
Preliminary Findings Concerning 2010 Natural Gas Reserves (Energy Analysis 03/29/2011)

Understanding the size and diversity of U.S. natural gas reserves is a fundamental underpinning for evaluating U.S. production capability and thus the natural gas industry's ability to serve customers of all types.
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