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April 2017 Edition

Editor: Brendan Tierney, 978-717-6144


  • The seasonal APR\OCT bid period saw incredible trading activity with deals on 69 pipelines.
  • Trading activity saw greater than 10 BCF/day annualized equivalent volumes on the Top 10 most active pipelines.
  • Awarded annualized equivalent capacity transactions saw capacity release increases of 155% this month.
  • Spot transactions saw capacity release increases of 148% this month.
  • Year or longer transactions saw capacity release increases of 156% this month.
  • For our special subscription for up to the minute biddable offers report and many more offerings, please visit or call or email Brendan.

Monthly Pipeline Capacity Trends
Top 10 Pipelines

March 2017 Capacity Releases for Top 10 Pipelines


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Awarded Capacity in Annualized Equiv BCF/d


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Industry News

You can see that the trading activity in March increased significantly and is likely to continue on this track.  Do you have the means of keeping up with the transactions that are occurring over this period?  Are you able to meet the capacity demands of your customers?  Is your goal as an organization to keep capacity costs down?  If so, a subscription to Capacity Center will allow you to perform all of these functions and more.

Our data will help you make better business decisions in the natural gas and electric markets.  If you would like to know who is bidding on your capacity, who was awarded capacity and at what price, a subscription to our data of over 87 interstate pipelines will provide this information and more.

We have entered the APR-OCT period and this is the perfect opportunity for your organization to take advantage of a Capacity Center trial.  Our subscription provides real-time data and forward looking market analysis and trends.  We can also generate customized reports specific to your analytic needs of the market.  The custom reports are best utilized for running historical market analyses.

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Top 5 Pipelines
Capacity Release Details

The following list is based on Annualized Equivalent Dth/day during the month of March 2017.

ANR Pipeline Company
Total capacity release transactions:      256
Spot transactions:        62
Month/multi-month transactions:      191
Twelve months or longer transactions:       3

Transcontinental Gas Pipeline
Total capacity release transactions:       850
Spot transactions:       583
Monthly/multi-month transactions:      250
Twelve months or longer transactions:      17

Columbia Gas Transmission
Total capacity release transactions:      770
Spot transactions:      510
Monthly/multi-month transactions:      232
Twelve months or longer transactions:      28

Rockies Express Pipeline
Total capacity release transactions:      38
Spot transactions:      5
Month/multi-month transactions:      25
Twelve months or longer transactions:      8

Dominion Gas Transmission
Total capacity release transactions:      411
Spot transactions:      320
Month/multi-month transactions:      83
Twelve months or longer transactions:      8



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