User's Guide to Natural Gas Purchasing and Risk Management

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"The planning which users must now undertake if they are to properly manage their natural gas purchases has become quite complex. This book explores the evolution of market changes, and helps readers understand ways to make the buying process most economical and beneficial. It is intended to assist the user in mastering new natural gas purchasing and risk management methods. The text includes contributions from many of the nation's top industry experts. Key topics include developing an energy purchasing strategy; gas purchasing; gas marketing; gas contracts; gas futures; retail energy contracts; options; fuel management, savings, and utilization; FERC Order 636; and environmental strategies."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824709105
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/31/2000
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Natural Gas Purchasing 1
Ch. 1 Developing an Energy Purchasing Strategy 3
Ch. 2 Gas Purchasing - Business, Legal, and Contracting Issues 11
Ch. 3 The Role of the Gas Marketer 17
Ch. 4 Selecting a Gas Marketer to Deliver Transportation Gas 21
Ch. 5 Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Gas Contracts 25
Ch. 6 Gas Futures, Swaps, and Options - Natural Gas Purchasing Tools 29
Ch. 7 Retail Energy Contracts: Choices for Customers 35
Ch. 8 Natural Gas Purchasing As A Strategic Input 41
Ch. 9 Natural Gas Purchasing Options 51
Pt. 2 Fuel Use Strategies 61
Ch. 10 Fuel Management in the Real World 63
Ch. 11 Fuel Savings via Gas Supply Aggregation 67
Ch. 12 Benefits of Effective Fuel Management 77
Ch. 13 Fuels Utilization for Cost-effective Energy Management 83
Ch. 14 Managing Your Facility's Energy Needs in Competitive Energy Markets 87
Pt. 3 FERC Order 636 95
Ch. 15 Background - FERC Orders 636, 636-A, and 636-B 97
Ch. 16 The Hidden Costs of Doing Business Under Order 636 107
Ch. 17 Order 636: The Next Stage of Implementation 115
Ch. 18 Spot Market Natural Gas Reliability Under Order 636 121
Pt. 4 Gas User/Supplier Collaboration 127
Ch. 19 Understanding and Using New LDC Supply Options 129
Ch. 20 How a Local Natural Gas Distributor Helped an Institutional Cogenerator 137
Ch. 21 Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Competitive Power Systems Program 149
Ch. 22 The Gas Industry Standards Board - Organizing the Marketplace For Natural Gas 169
Pt. 5 Environmental Strategies for Natural Gas Users 175
Ch. 23 Gas Reduction Strategies to Benefit the Environment 177
Ch. 24 Gas Cooling Engine Emissions: Meeting the Clean Air Act 189
Ch. 25 Meeting CFC Phase-Out Requirements with Gas Cooling 211
Ch. 26 The Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas Powered Fuel Cells 225
Index 239
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