Users Guide to Natural Gas Purchasing

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Packed from cover to cover with the critical information you need to effectively manage natural gas purchasing.

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 the reader 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. The full scope of effective gas purchase management is covered, with topics including developing a purchasing strategy, the gas marketing process, critical elements of natural gas contracts, retail energy contracts, the gas futures market, fuel and cost management strategies, effective use of gas supply aggregation, the impact of FERC Order 636, and important environmental considerations relative to natural gas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130179319
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 12/5/2000
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Developing an Energy Purchasing Strategy.
2. Gas Purchasing: Business, Legal & Contracting Issues.
3. The Role of the Gas Marketer.
4. Selecting a Gas Marketer to Deliver Transportation Gas.
5. Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Gas Contracts.
6. Gas Futures, Swaps and Options.
7. Retail Energy Contracts: Choices for Customers.
8. Natural Gas Purchasing as a Strategic Input.
9. Natural Gas Purchasing Options.
10. Fuel Management in the Real World.
11. Fuel Savings via Gas Supply Aggregation.
12. Benefits of Effective Fuel Management.
13. Fuels Utilization for Cost-Effective Energy Management.
14. Managing Your Facility's Energy Needs in Competitive Energy Markets.
15. Background: FERC Orders 636, 636-A, and 636-B.
16. The Hidden Costs of Doing Business Under Order 636.
17. Order 636: The Next Stage of Implementation.
18. Spot Market Natural Gas Reliability Under Order 636.
19. Understanding & Using New LDC Supply Options.
20. How a Local Natural Gas Distributor Helped an Institutional Cogenerator.
21. Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Competitive Power Systems Program.
22. The Gas Industry Standards Board: Organizing the Marketplace for Natural Gas.
23. Gas Reduction Strategies to Benefit the Environment.
24. Gas Cooling Engine Emissions: Meeting the Clean Air Act.
25. Meeting CFC Phase-Out Requirements with Gas Cooling.
26. The Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas PoweredFuel Cells.
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