The latest measurement of the California snowpack shows it is below average for this time of year, potentially affecting hydroelectric power and the severity of the upcoming wildfire season.

After a lengthy out-of-service period that caused frustration with some system users, it appears major repairs of Southern California natural gas distribution infrastructure might be nearing completion.

The advent of cooler weather, with possible rain and snow forecast across the West, sent regional energy prices higher at the end of Nov. 14 to Nov. 21 trading. Both power and natural gas prices trended upward as temperatures decreased throughout the week.

With "near-record injection activity" in the April 1 to Oct. 31 natural gas refill season, the national natural gas inventory recovered from low levels at the end of the 2018-2019 heating season, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA estimates working natural gas i…

The first of October marked the beginning of a new water year that is kicking off with "significantly more water in storage" than in the prior water year, according to the California Department of Water Resources.

Pipeline constraints and reduced storage at Aliso Canyon, coupled with current inventory levels that are less than 2018's, prompted California Public Utilities Commission Executive Director Alice Stebbins to ask Southern California Gas Co. to "take immediate action" to prevent reliability pr…

With spring approaching, energy traders begin anticipating the end to natural gas withdrawals and a steady increase in hydro and solar production as well as power demand.

In advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, natural gas prices saw a significant rise in the confines of an abbreviated Thursday-to-Tuesday trading period.

At midday on March 23, when demand on the CAISO grid hit just over 24,000 MW, the total amount of renewables at that time reached a new record, serving 56.7 percent of demand. Total renewable generation that day peaked at 12,374 MW.

Increased use of natural gas for power generation led to a rare net withdrawal from natural gas storage at the end of July.

Storms throughout October brought needed rains to California. The Northern Sierra eight-station index was roughly 400 percent of normal at the end of October, making it the second-wettest October since 1920; the highest state rainfall was recorded in October 1962, according to Doug Carlson, …

The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects temperatures in the western U.S. this winter to be about 2 percent warmer than last winter, according to the agency’s annual Winter Fuels Outlook, issued Oct. 13. The West could see 1.7 fewer heating degree days, although colder-than-normal …

Cold, stormy weather across the western United States the week of Dec. 5 sent temperatures in many areas to below or near freezing over several nights.

Natural gas prices continued to plummet for yet another week, with Henry Hub gas spot values dropping 30 cents in Thursday-to-Thursday trading to end at $2.07/MMBtu on Nov 10.

California’s snowpack is quickly building as the state expects areas to be deluged with even more precipitation in the coming days.

Mild temperatures across the country resulted in a net addition to natural gas storage—the first time a weekly net injection for the United States has been reported in February.

Ample hydro has driven Western prices down this spring, but as May approaches, regional peak power prices seem to be perking up.

Peak power prices across the West picked up between $4 and as much as $18.25 in trading this week, a portion of which can be attributed to greater California demand and extreme heat across the Southwest.