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BENTEK Energy® is an energy market analytics company, providing data-driven research and deep market understanding to our clients. We are a recognized leader in natural gas, oil and NGL market fundamental analysis. But our expertise goes much further, into power, demand and other energy segments. We collect and organize data from all of these markets from thousands of sources worldwide, and then transform the data into actionable intelligence and key market insights. BENTEK provides a full range of products including daily market reports, online applications, comprehensive studies, consulting engagements and retainer services.

 

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West Observer (Weekly) - Renewables growth leads to more negative power prices
Mild spring temperatures, lower power loads and recent gains in renewable power additions in California have
Northeast Observer (Weekly) - Feature: Leidy outage causes concerns for Transco Zn6 deliverability
One month from today, Transco will begin a 43-day maintenance on its Leidy Line as part of the Leidy Southeast Expansion Project.  The company ...more
Industrial End Users Analytic Report - Warmer weather tempers industrial demand through remainder of week
US industrial demand on April 1 is 19,953 MMcf/d, a drop of 362 MMcf/d from Tuesday's demand. Industrial demand has been on the decline since ...more
Northeast Observer - Northeast production reaches nearly 19 Bcf/d for winter average
Despite sporadic freeze-offs throughout the Ohio and West Virginia regions over the past few months, Bentek estimates that Northeast production ...more
Power Burn Analytic Report - Record Southeast power burn largely price motivated vs infrastructure
In the first quarter of 2015, 20 states set all-time records for power plant deliveries, with the Southeast states showing the most significant ...more
Supply/Demand Balance Analytic Report - New month brings production, demand drops
As winter officially comes to a close, both total supply and total demand experienced declines since Tuesday, with demand decreasing 2.2 Bcf/d ...more
Southeast/Gulf/Texas Observer - ExxonMobil begins production from Hadrian South
ExxonMobil has announced the beginning of production from its Hadrian South deepwater offshore facility, which is anticipated to produce approximately ...more
West Observer - Infrastructure investments in Mexico promote export growth
Private investment funds BlackRock and First Reserve announced last week that they had entered a definitive agreement with PEMEX subsidiary PMI ...more
Rockies Observer - Rockies 2015 summer strip may see further downward pressure
Rockies summer strips for 2015 have traded at significant lows for the last week of the winter season, where NW Rockies (Proxy for  Opal Hub ...more
Canadian Observer - Warm Weather Depressing Demand in West Canada
Demand in West Canada this year continues to disappoint. Bentek’s modeled data indicates that March demand, at 5.9 Bcf/d, was the lowest since ...more
Midcon Observer - Net Inflows from Canada Set Record Low for March
March net inflows from Canada were a paltry 1.1 Bcf/d, the lowest average for the month since at least 2005. Inflows this March were nearly 0.6 ...more
BENTEK Energy: 70 New Points Added to Our Database
We've added 70 new points to our database in the last thirty days. Chey Plains: 2 new points; CIG: 51 new points; Destin: 1 new point; Elba ...more
Canadian Observer (Weekly) - Forecasting Exports to Iroquois
With the winter season ending and the shoulder and summer seasons on the horizon, Canadian exports to the Northeast are beginning to decline. ...more
Southeast/Gulf/Texas Observer - Columbia Pipeline Group launches more backhaul projects
Columbia Pipeline Group issued two binding open seasons to provide interested parties the option to bid on about 500 MMcf/d and 170 MMcf/d of ...more
Power Burn Analytic Report - Baseload growth and cooling load behind Tuesday's power burn increase
US power burn for Tuesday is 21.5 Bcf/d, an increase of 0.5 Bcf/d from Monday's levels. The Northeast, Midcon Producing, and Texas account for ...more
Industrial End Users Analytic Report - US industrial demand flat from Monday, modest increase expected for April
Industrial demand for Tuesday is flat from Monday at 20.2 Bcf/d. The Midcon, Northeast, Northwest, Rockies, and Southwest all show modest declines ...more
West Observer - Rise in renewables gives way to lower power prices
The rise of renewables in California is leading to an interesting phenomenon where on-peak, real-time prices are increasingly going negative ...more
Northeast Observer - Northeast power burn impresses amid low price environment, new builds
Bentek has estimated that Northeast power demand has averaged slightly more than 5.1 Bcf/d since March 1, which is a March-over-March increase ...more
Canadian Observer - Discounted West Canadian Prices Set to Grab Additional Market Share in PNW
Westcoast Station #2 and AECO won significant market share in the Pacific Northwest this winter. Aided by maintenances along TC-Nova's system ...more
Supply/Demand Balance Analytic Report - US experiences day on day demand growth
Despite seeing a 0.2 Bcf/d build day-on-day, total demand remains on a downward trend from the high levels seen last week, reaching 70.8 Bcf/d ...more
Midcon Observer - Midwest fulfills March demand with net inflows rather than storage
Despite Midwest demand averaging 14.6 Bcf/d month-to-date or 1.3 Bcf/d above the previous five-year March average, Midwest storage withdrawals ...more
Rockies Observer - Production remains strong, rig counts continue to slide
Rockies modeled production averaged 8.5 Bcf/d this March, about 100 MMcf/d higher than the same time last year but 500 MMcf/d lower than the ...more
Power Burn Analytic Report - CAISO weekly wind generation surges to 295 GWh
Weekly wind generation was up in four out of the six ISOs for the gas trading week of March 20-26. Showing the most significant week-over-week ...more
West Observer - Cheaper Canadian gas pushing out Rockies gas in Pacific NW
Deeply depressed prices at Westcoast Station #2 and AECO are changing the supply dynamics of the Pacific Northwest in 2015. Since Ruby first ...more
Industrial End Users Analytic Report - Sasol Limited breaks ground on new Louisiana ethane cracker complex
Sasol Limited, an integrated energy and chemical company, recently broke ground on the construction of a new ethane cracker complex in Calcasieu ...more
Northeast Observer - Columbia Gas announces binding open season for Mountaineer Xpress Project
Columbia Gas has announced a binding open season for the Mountaineer Xpress Project on TCO's system, which could provide up to nearly 2.7 Bcf/d ...more
Rockies Observer - End-of-winter cold snap expected to lift prices, send gas to CA/SW
Colder weather is expected to hit the Rockies region over the next week, just as the official winter gas season ends at the turn of the month. ...more
Canadian Observer - Production remains resilient despite disruptions
Canadian production receipts remained suppressed throughout last week, as the maintenance at the Meikle River compressor station ate into TC-Nova ...more
Supply/Demand Balance Analytic Report - High output continues, demand seen declining
US dry gas production remained consistently at high levels over the weekend, averaging 73.2 Bcf/d over the past four days. The elevated level ...more
Southeast/Gulf/Texas Observer - BlackRock, First Reserve acquire Mexican Los Ramones II project stake
Last week, the acquisition of a 49% stake in the Los Ramones II North and South natural gas pipeline project by BlackRock and First Reserve represents ...more

 

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