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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:25:37 AM

When U.S. natural gas producers release their 2012 annual reports in the next several weeks, many companies may have to drastically reduce a key indicator of their financial health: reserves.

Even though U.S. natural gas prices have bounced away from the decade lows of last April, the country's Securities and Exchange Commission requires companies to calculate and report year-end oil and gas reserves using 12-month average prices....

...Production from shale fields such as Marcellus in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Haynesville in Louisiana, Fayetteville in Arkansas, and new fields in Ohio and elsewhere, have kept gas priced well below the $4 mark that the companies often cite as a benchmark for healthy returns....
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 7:56:38 AM

So, it's time for the producers to find more buyers.
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:05:55 AM

Let's see oil & gas prices fall -- greedy speculators have got to go. CFTC, do your job.

[Edited by: Night Owl at 1/20/2013 12:06:51 AM EST]
schatzila
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:47:06 PM

Does it mean a price decrease?
investmentdr
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:29:12 PM

when the industry's solution is to drill it and just burn/waste it it's pretty shortsighted
investmentdr
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:28:00 PM

if the drillers keep flaring nat gas, the gap will close
TripleHs
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 4:53:45 PM

natural gas prices will catch up, sooner or later
RBob
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:12:57 PM

This resource needs to be managed for the long term not just for the benefit of the oil barons and their stockpiles of gold.
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:11:54 AM

And yet they are still making money off of us.
highdesertman
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:40:49 AM

See the article down below titled "A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark" which talks about the amount of natural gas being flared off as a waste by-product in the Bakken oil fields because it is not economical to capture and sell. From the consumer's standpoint it's nice to see low NG prices, but from the standpoint of our long-term energy needs and environmental protection, a higher price would be beneficial.
BBopp
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:09:16 AM

They still are not losing money.
BigTruc
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:32:10 AM

No need to worry if those gas companies will be profitable.
turboz2012
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:16:58 AM

those poor companies are going to go broke, maybe they will need a bailout
dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:31:32 AM

In other words, reserves are mostly financial numbers rather than resources in the ground.
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:54:45 AM

yup!

now low unnatural methane gas prices are bad for industry and revenue....

so... what does that mean???

we should feel sorry they only made a trillion bucks last year in under-taxed profits....

and chip in an extra 40 cents a therm....
335d1
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:34:19 AM

Good for the consumer.
hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:03:00 AM

nice for this seasonal heating reality
molebaby96
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 5:52:11 AM

The price don't sound low.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 5:49:52 AM

t its great for home heating
danindenver
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 4:34:17 AM

"N.G. is the most UNSAFE fuel we have !!!!"

Amplion, have you been listening to NPR again?
I heard that show, over the weekend.
I just don't know where to begin to debunk their scaaaary scare tactics.
It's like some kind of goofy religion.
The people who are telling you this garbage are not your friends.
They don't have the best interests of human beings at heart.
No matter how sincere and distraught they sound, they are still crazy.

What is terrible to these people is that it really might make the USA energy independent and that scares liberals who only want to destroy.
And I'll leave it at that: they only want to destroy.


djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:05:37 AM

obama could help them by supporting the use of Natural Gas in vehicles in America and he would be also be helping the American public in several different ways. Fuel cost, pollution and balance of payments. What kind of a deal is obama getting to not support the Natural Gas and from whom?
pricewar
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:00:45 AM

$4 mark a healthy return sounds like greed
Amplion
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:16:04 AM

N.G. is the most UNSAFE fuel we have !!!!
iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:14:21 AM

sapping VALUATIONS sounds like someone wants to make MORE money.........................
flatrock14
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:11:20 AM

lower lower
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