ERCOT Outage: How Large a Role Did Natural Gas Play?

The cold snap that hit the central U.S. in mid-February not only crippled Texas, but also supported price spikes from neighboring states all the way to California. The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) manage the electricity grid for Oklahoma (SPP) and Louisiana (MISO). In addition, the California ISO (CAISO), which […]

Permian Natural Gas Could Remain Constrained Through 2022

Recent commissioning activity on the Kinder Morgan’s new Gulf Coast Express (GCX) project led to a small increase in natural gas deliveries from producers in the Permian Basin. What does that signal for these producers over the short- and long-term? To determine the answer, we used our ProdCast natural gas, crude, and NGL production forecasting […]