Capstone Energy Services

Energy Basics

Terms A-Z


Any method of minimizing the risk of price change.

Hedging Contracts

Contracts used to establish future prices for known consumption volumes to reduce the risk of market volatility.

Henry Hub

A pipeline interchange, located in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, which serves as the delivery point of natural gas futures contracts.

Hourly Peak

The maximum demand for natural gas or electricity in a one hour period of time.


A market center or supply area for pooling or delivery where gas supply transaction delivery points occur that facilitate the movement of gas between and among interstate pipelines.

Energy Facts

Energy Facts

Natural gas can be used as a raw material in a variety of products, including paint, fertilizer, plastics and medicines.

Natural gas produces fewer emissions than other fossil fuels, with less nitrogen, sulfur, carbon and fine particulates.

Texas produces the largest amount of natural gas in the USA.

The biggest consumer of coal in the US is the electric power sector.

There are 17,658 electric utility generators in the USA.

Energy Delivery Chains

Energy Delivery Chains

Find out more about how your energy is produced and delivered to your business.

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Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment

How we assist clients in responding to national environmental concerns.

  • Initiate and manage a "Green" energy procurement program
  • Evaluate national legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Research state and local energy efficiency programs and incentives
  • Track energy use and related emissions estimate