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U.S. natural gas prices reshaping global market

Market Watch -- The U.S. natural gas bonanza is pushing suppliers in other regions to lower prices in some contracts even before the country ships its first cargo of liquefied natural gas overseas.

The supply glut unleashed by hydraulic fracturing has made U.S. natural gas much cheaper than anywhere else in the world. The price differential is a powerful incentive for companies seeking to export it, and the first cargoes are expected in the middle of this decade. But the ripple effect is already being felt, as companies in Japan, Chile and other countries are already trying to factor in the U.S. market's stable prices to change the way natural gas has been traded globally for years.

"Even if the U.S. is not yet exporting LNG, it is already having an impact on suppliers around the world," said Leslie Pa


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LetemEatCake
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Interesting article! Thanks for posting.
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Hope this keeps natrual gas prices low in the states.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:29:06 AM

This is not going to affect prices on the domestic market as this new found gas is for export!
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There's hope for world economies when a material input cost is heading south
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 10:11:35 PM

why hasn't it affected oil prices the same way, we have a glut of that too .
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 10:08:20 PM

get the environmentalist wackos out of the way, and prices will drop to where they were in May: about $ 1.91 (now well over $ 3)
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 10:07:00 PM

Hmmmmm.....
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We can sell it cheap.
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It's a great idea until the tree huggers get there way.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 10:05:35 PM

And this is bad how?
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 10:02:48 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 10:02:38 PM

When the drillers have to pay for the water supplies they polute (Dimock, PA; Buffalo, WY) that is going to change.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 10:01:48 PM

Good.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:59:30 PM

Great news!!!
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This is good and will last unless the greenies shut down fracking.

And make no mistake that EcoNutz intend to stop anything that helps America.
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our country will be a monster @ exporting this stuff.
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Really!
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WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO AFFORD ANY VEHICLE-HYBRID,ELECTRIC,OTHERS.....NEVER.
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yES IN A GOOD WAY?
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:50:41 PM

hopefully it's reshaped in a good way
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:47:57 PM

ok
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Till they go up faster than oil by one of the created shortages
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ok
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Let's get the oil now.
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Only time will tell.
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My heating bill is mostly fixed charges. I used only 12 therms last month which cost me just $6.48. I paid another $18 in charges for meter reading, connection, billing and fees.
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now let us not screw this up for our own nation
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They'll find a way to screw us over.
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0bama hasn't found a way to shut it down yet
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flognut
do you think Obama understands that?
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Funny though, my heating bill does not seem much lower.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:24:31 PM

Amazing!!!!! A large increase in supply has a downward impact on prices! Whoda thunk it???
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:23:05 PM

Put an export tax on CNG/LNG.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:23:04 PM

good for us
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:22:45 PM

Interesting article. Go CNG!
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:19:03 PM

Lower prices will never be seen. They will make it out as this or that.
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ok
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:14:49 PM

Some interesting pricing may be coming our way in the short term only to be jacked up later.
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watch and see.
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We need to use more of our own natural gas
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We need to exploit our resources as OPEC as exploited theirs.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:06:23 PM

So get the infrastructure in there and lower priced vehicles to use it. The faster the better the way the price is oil is predicted to go.
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Find a way to use more of it in U.S.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:03:48 PM

cheaper than oil
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We should be using more of it here!
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 9:02:34 PM

OK be great if it were gas prices.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 8:59:31 PM

Yikes!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 8:59:27 PM

Lets get more CNG cars.
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Wow!
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 8:56:36 PM

Hmmm...
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