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[12/26 Weekly Update] The POTED ATC 12-Month Strip Has Been on the Decline Since a Record-Breaking Run-Up in Late November, Headroom is Likely

December 26, 2018 - The POTED ATC 12-month strip has been on the decline since a record-breaking run-up in late November. Over the last week, the strip has decreased just 1% to $38.54/MWh today, December 26, 2018. In the past 3 months, the strip has traded between …

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[12/18 Weekly Update] Winter Natural Gas Prices Stumbled Hard Throughout the Back-End of the Week, Driving Down Forward Power Curves Across the Board

December 18, 2018 - Winter natural gas prices stumbled hard throughout the back-end of the week, driving down forward power curves across the board. In ISONE, the NEMASSBOST zone dropped $2.25 (-4.4%) on the 12 Month ATC strip to $48.80. The 24 Month ATC strip …

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BOX Annual  2018 Survey

December 17, 2018 - The past year has been an extraordinary year for our Brokers and for all of us here at BOX.

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[12/11 Weekly Update] Natural Gas Spot Prices Peak at Highest Price Since Brief Run-Up in January 2018, and Prior to that, Since June 2014

December 11, 2018 - Henry Hub natural gas spot prices peaked on November 23 at $4.70/MMBtu, which is the highest price since a brief run-up in January 2018, and prior to that, since June 2014. This surge in prices is due mainly to the record breaking cold temperatures, …

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[12/04 Weekly Update] The Likelihood of Headroom in BGE is Increasing for Longer Term Lengths, with Probable Headroom in the 12 Month Term

December 04, 2018 - The likelihood of headroom in BGE is increasing for longer term lengths, with a probable headroom of $0.00273/kWh for the 12 month term. The BGE ATC 12-month strip has been on a steady increase throughout the year, but has experienced an especially …

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4 Obstacles Most Energy Brokers Face in the Beginning

November 29, 2018 - It’s not uncommon for energy brokers to start their business by working for someone else. Whether it’s another broker, a supplier, or firm, getting your start by learning under someone else’s wing can be beneficial.

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[11/27 Weekly Update] Henry Hub and Algonquin Basis Trended Lower Throughout the Week Leading to Lower Pricing in New England

November 27, 2018 - ISONE prices surged in the beginning of the week, as short-term weather forecasts indicated record cold in New England for the long Thanksgiving weekend. Trading on the prompt month (December 2018) for the Masshub DA On-Peak package traded over …

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[11/21 Weekly Update] Expectations for One of the Coldest Thanksgivings on Record Cause Prices to Rise Sharply

November 21, 2018 - Thanksgiving 2018 heating degree days are projected to be 24% higher than last year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, meaning especially colder temperatures and higher electricity demand. Total US consumption of …

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