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Power-to-gas electrolysis technology, a game changer for European energy storage?

February 04, 2015 (6:48)

Power-to-gas electrolysis is viewed as an emerging energy storage technology in Europe. Ross McCracken and Henry Edwardes-Evans assess this new form of alternative gas production.


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PJM issues cold weather advisory for Friday, power prices up at West Hub
Houston (Platts)--26 Feb 2015 316 pm EST/2016 GMT
The PJM Interconnection issued a cold weather advisory for Friday, with frigid temperatures expected to impact the western region.
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Mid-Atlantic dailies gained December 5 with the for-December 8 premium and firmer demand for the week ending December 12, along with an uptick in spot gas markets, terms moved up with the rally in NYMEX gas. PJM West Hub day-ahead on-peak futures gained $2 to the mid-$40/MWh for December 8 delivery on the IntercontinentalExchange. PJM West on-peak weekend packages were in the mid-$30s/MWh on ICE, with off-peak weekend packages valued in the upper $20s/MWh.

Global LNG Update Feature

December 03, 2014
Thailand's PTT is expecting its first long-term contractual delivery from Qatari supplier Qatargas in the first half of January, according to a source close to the buyer.
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January JKM unchanged again as market awaits tender results
The January JKM was unchanged again November 26, at $10.025/MMBtu.

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The Barrel Blog

February 05, 2015
It was one of the mysteries of summer 2010: what was responsible for the strange deaths of grey seals off the picturesque north Norfolk coast of England, many with horrific "corkscrew" or "spiral" cut marks? New research suggests wind farms were not to blame, despite some suggestions at the time.
January 21, 2015
Egypt has set development and reform of its energy sector as a key priority as it seeks to rebuild its economy following the country’s second revolution in the past few years.
January 21, 2015
The UK’s big six energy retailers have started to lower their gas prices, and could still be facing major changes ahead, regardless of who comes to power.
December 19, 2014
Electricity capacity markets are between a hot and a cold place, and the strains are nowhere more evident than at the PJM Interconnection.
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Production and power burn pull on US natural gas markets
February 18, 2015 - Natural gas markets continue to have more muted movements this winter, with high production but increased demand -- especially for power burn -- influencing spot and forwards prices.
US coal industry grim in 2015, but hoping for upturn in the long term
February 12, 2015 - While many in the US coal industry foresee a drop in coal production, increased export opportunities to Asia and shifting trends in the Northeast US could give PRB and CAPP coal some relief.
Price developments in German, Polish power markets
February 03, 2015 - Analyzing recent price trends in the German and Polish power markets and discuss how these trends may have influenced utilities.
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