UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE - 1: Storage functions evolve to match changes in US natural gas industry

Commoditization of natural gas, growth of market centers, pervasiveness of risk-management tools, and electronic trading have revolutionized the US natural gas industry. These same factors have led to profound changes in the use of natural gas storage; these changes in storage have been more evolutionary than revolutionary.This first of two articles on natural gas storage in the US reviews how these forces have changed the industry since inception; the concluding article next week reviews the past and current uses of storage by customer segment.Two functionsTraditionally, regulated utility companies used most natural gas storage capacity; either pipelines or local distribution companies s...

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