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Siemens Energy to Provide Hydrogen-Capable Gas Turbines to OPPD

LCG, June 18, 2021--Siemens Energy announced yesterday that Siemens Energy will provide two F-Class turbines to power Omaha Public Power District's (OPPD) new Turtle Creek Station Peaking Plant in Papillion, Nebraska.

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Summer 2021 Resource Adequacy Scenarios- Revised Report

LCG June 11, 2021--LCG Consulting (LCG) has released its analysis of resource adequacy in ERCOT for summer 2021, as we do each spring.

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Manipulation May Persist in Natural Gas Markets

LCG, Jan. 29, 2003--A report released today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission indicates that although companies have acknowledged some false reporting of gas trades to publishers of price indexes has taken place, the potential for manipulation in regional natural gas markets has not gone away.

The agency found that with strong demand for natural gas, and fewer participants in the market to trade, an illiquid situation could be used to boost gas prices further. "Evidence indicates that price manipulation has occurred in certain natural gas marketplaces, and may be continuing," the report states. The author of the report, William Hederman, is director of the agency's office of market oversight.

The regional markets in which possible manipulation was found were not identified. "The ongoing reduction in numbers of wholesale market participants and reduced liquidity and transparency at pricing points may increase the potential for manipulation," the report said. Besides hard-to-detect behaviors such as withholding of supply, upward price pressure has come from the perceived credit risks of market participants. New participants, many from the investment banking community, may counteract these tendencies, the report noted.
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