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Natural gas producers are being forced to scale back as prices fall, storage caverns fill up

Washington Post -- The U.S. natural gas market is bursting at the seams.

So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to put the country’s swelling surplus. After years of explosive growth, natural gas producers are retrenching.

The underground salt caverns, depleted oil fields and aquifers that store natural gas are rapidly filling up after a balmy winter depressed demand for home heating.

The glut has benefited businesses and homeowners that use natural gas. But with natural gas prices at a 10-year low — and falling — companies that produce the fuel are becoming victims of their drilling successes. Their stock prices are falling in anticipation of declining profits and scaled-back growth plans.


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Submitted Apr 09, 2012 By: eromitlab
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 10:29:27 AM

high prices lead to tons of exploration and drilling. low prices lead to low or no capex
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 12:48:11 PM

Overproduction leads to storage costs. However, a glut should lead to more use at this price.
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 1:29:18 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:51:34 AM

OK
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Furrykids
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:21:21 AM

Time to buy futures in natural gas?
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:41:44 AM

OK
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tomok
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:03:00 AM

So much natural gas being produced, more fracking harming ground and surface waters, more waste water injected into the ground and no where to sell that NG. Need more uses for natural gas and many more vehicles to use that fuel.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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MattieDale
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:13:46 AM

Cars yes. Tractor-trailers no. They make one already with a 120 gal cryo tank for LNG. The truck has the same range as a truck with a 50 gal tank. Given that an over the road rig makes an average of 6 miles to the gallon that would give the rig a max range of 300 miles to empty. The average over the road rig by a single driver puts in 500 to 700 miles per day. that would mean at least 2 refuels which would shorten the milage he could travel due to hours of service laws.

The only one bigger than a car that could carry the fuel needed easily would be a train.
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yakstar
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:11:57 AM

ya, but my pockets are not bursting with money!
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:11:41 AM

No balance.
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vegboy
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:11:07 AM

all the underground natural gas pipes are antiquated and leaking. heck, in Ma they have lost track of where they are located.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:10:51 AM

as far as i know , you cant suck and blow at the same time , so i guess this is a small relief.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:10:06 AM

Too much of anything is not good.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:09:05 AM

Enjoy the low price while it lasts.
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Z06KY
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:07:40 AM

Obama need to push for more natural gas usage in manufacturing, tractor trailers, cars and heating large building, factories and homes and schools.
NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:07:15 AM

Good.
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mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:07:03 AM

again we get screwed now because of oversupply
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:06:02 AM

Ok.
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joel27nc
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:04:52 AM

Wish I could use NG
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69Bonne
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:02:41 AM

Maybe I won't have to spend $3k now for a new furnace and just let my old one run.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:02:08 AM

yawn...
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 12:01:59 AM

I agree with jessek. We need more CNG vehicles.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:58:19 PM

OMG 2012
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:55:40 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:55:27 PM

good, we'll keep our gas fired boiler with hot water
radiators.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:52:26 PM

price fixing
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USCCRN
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:52:18 PM

Now maybe this is a good sign for the average consumer. Energy prices are lowering and so is the standard of living costs.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:51:30 PM

Good
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jessek
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:51:25 PM

Definitely time for CNG vehicles.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:50:24 PM

All this is waiting to be debated at election time. Thank God!
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:49:43 PM

Good.
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flghtmedic
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:48:05 PM

Put it in my gas tank! Oh, right it will take Detroit 30 years to decide NG is the way to go before they mass produce NG vehicles.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:45:56 PM

INTERESTING
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:43:13 PM

Good business plans require good planning.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:43:06 PM

Oh.
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rayla36
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:42:29 PM

Why aren't we using it?
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:38:00 PM

yep
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:37:45 PM

Okay.
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Its always something
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:35:24 PM

They brought it on themselves.
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tes283
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:31:09 PM

Then lets us find green ways to use it.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:31:07 PM

Need a hard push to change class 8 commerical vehicles to CNG, let's use it. Come on man!
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:26:36 PM

make a kit to retro fit what we already have that's we can afford. don't need to take years to pay for itself.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:19:25 PM

drill oil
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:18:16 PM

SIMPLE! Start making more car engines ready to burn natural gas.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:16:59 PM

Need more options
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:15:16 PM

too bad company's like Halliburton and Shlumberger are bursting at its seems with cash it wont hurt them at, all the natural damage to the earth on the other hand..
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:14:54 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:11:40 PM

we need to sue more natural gas
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 11:11:12 PM

I wish I could cash in on the natural gas lower prices but I can't get natural gas in my area...
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