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EnergySouth, Inc. operates as a holding company for a family of energy businesses. The company operates in two business segments, Natural Gas Distribution and Natural Gas Storage. The Natural Gas Distribution segment engages in the distribution and transportation of natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in southwest Alabama. The Natural Gas Storage segment provides the underground storage of natural gas and transportation services. It also offers other services, which include merchandising, financing, and energy-related services. EnergySouth was founded in 1906 and is based in Mobile, Alabama.


Equitable Resources, Inc. engages in the production, gathering, distribution, and transmission of natural gas in the United States. It also provides energy management solutions. The company and its subsidiaries offer energy products and services to wholesale and retail customers through three segments: Equitable Utilities, Equitable Supply, and NORESCO. Equitable Utilities segment engages in the sale, distribution, and marketing of energy related products and services; and interstate pipeline operations. These services are primarily provided in southwestern Pennsylvania, municipalities in northern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and in West Virginia. Its distribution operations provided natural gas services to approximately 276,300 customers, comprising 257,400 residential customers and 18,900 commercial and industrial customers, as of December 31, 2004. Equitable Supply segment engages in the development, production, and sale of natural gas, and crude oil and its associated by-products. It had an estimated total proved reserves of approximately 2,109 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe), including proved undeveloped reserves of 477 Bcfe in the Appalachian Basin, as of December 31, 2004. NORESCO segment provides energy-related products and services primarily to governmental, military, institutional, commercial, and industrial customers. Its products and services principally comprise performance contracting, energy management programs, and combined heat and power, as well as central boiler/chiller plant development, design, construction, ownership, and operation. Equitable Resources was formed in 1925 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Energen Corporation, an energy holding company, through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the continental United States. The company also purchases, distributes, and sells natural gas, principally in central and north Alabama. As of December 31, 2004, Energen's inventory of proved oil and gas reserves totaled 1,554 billion cubic feet equivalent. The company's reserves are located in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico, the Permian Basin in west Texas, the Black Warrior Basin in Alabama, and the north Louisiana/east Texas region. Energen was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.


National Fuel Gas Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified energy company. The company operates in five segments: Utility, Pipeline and Storage, Exploration and Production, Energy Marketing, and Timber. The Utility segment sells natural gas to approximately 731,000 customers in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Jamestown in New York, and Erie and Sharon in Pennsylvania through a distribution system in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. The Pipeline and Storage segment provides interstate natural gas transportation and storage services for affiliated and nonaffiliated companies through an integrated gas pipeline system and 28 underground natural gas storage fields. This segment also transports natural gas for utilities, large industrial customers, and power producers in New York through a 157-mile pipeline that extends from the United States/Canadian border at the Niagara River near Buffalo to near Syracuse in New York. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, and develops and purchases natural gas and oil reserves in California, Appalachian region of the United States, Gulf Coast region of Texas, Louisiana, provinces of Alberta, and Saskatchewan and British Columbia in Canada. The Energy Marketing segment markets natural gas to industrial, commercial, public authority, and residential end-users in western and central New York, and northwestern Pennsylvania. The Timber segment markets timber, owns sawmills, and processes timber primarily of hardwoods. As of September 30, 2005, the company had U.S. and Canadian reserves of 60,257 Mbbl of oil and 238,140 MMcf of natural gas. As of the above date it owned and managed approximately 100,000 acres of timber property. National Fuel Gas was incorporated in 1902 and is based in Williamsville, New York.


SEMCO Energy, Inc. operates as a regulated public utility company in the United States. It operates through two segments, Gas Distribution and Other. The Gas Distribution segment purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. It distributes and transports natural gas to approximately 280,000 customers in Michigan and approximately 118,000 customers in Alaska. The Other segment primarily includes operations in information technology (IT) services, propane distribution, intrastate natural gas pipelines, and natural gas storage facilities. The IT services operation provides IT services with a focus on mid-range computers, particularly the IBM I-Series platform. The company's propane distribution operation sells approximately 4 million gallons of propane annually to retail customers in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin. Its pipeline and storage operations operate natural gas transmission and storage facilities in Michigan. The company is headquartered in Port Huron, Michigan.


TransCanada Corporation operates as an energy company. It primarily engages in the natural gas transmission and power generation in the United States and Canada. The company's Gas Transmission segment includes the operation of the wholly owned Canadian Mainline, Alberta System, Foothills System, BC System, GTN System, and North Baja System, as well as the company's other investments in partially owned natural gas pipelines and storage facilities located primarily in Canada and the United States. In addition, this segment investigates and develops new natural gas transmission, natural gas storage, and liquefied natural gas regasification facilities in Canada and the U.S. TransCanada's Power segment engages in the acquisition, development, construction, ownership, operation, and management of power plants; marketing of electricity; and the provision of electricity account services to energy and industrial customers. It also holds the company's investments in other electrical power generation plants. TransCanada owns, controls, or constructs approximately 5,700 megawatts of power generation. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.


National Grid plc, a utility company, engages in the transmission and distribution of electricity and gas in the United Kingdom and the United States. It owners and operates gas and electricity transmission and gas distribution networks in the United Kingdom and the United States, and electricity distribution networks in the United States. The company owns and operates the high-voltage electricity system in England and Wales, and the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain. It also owns electricity transmission systems in the northeastern U.S. and manages a range of electricity transmission operations for utilities in the U.S. Midwest. National Grid had a gas transmission network comprised of approximately 4,300 miles of high pressure national transmission pipelines; the U.K. gas distribution system of approximately 82,000 miles of distribution pipelines; the U.S. electricity transmission systems of approximately 14,000 circuit miles of transmission and subtransmission lines; and the U.S. electricity and gas distribution systems of approximately 72,000 circuit miles of electric distribution lines located on rights-of-way in New England and New York, and approximately 8,500 miles of gas distribution pipelines located on rights-of-way in New York, as of March 31, 2005. National Grid distributes electricity in the northeastern U.S. to approximately 3.3 million customers and gas in upstate New York to approximately 565,000 customers. In addition, it provides infrastructure and related services in areas, such as wireless network infrastructure for broadcast and mobile telephones, metering, grain liquefied natural gas import, interconnectors, and property. The company was formerly known as National Grid Transco plc and changed its name to National Grid plc in July 2005. National Grid plc is based in London.


South Jersey Industries, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides various energy services and products. The company, through its subsidiary, South Jersey Gas Company, distributes natural gas in seven southernmost counties of New Jersey. It also sells natural gas and pipeline transportation capacity to various customers on the interstate pipeline system; transports natural gas; and provides appliance service and installation. The company also acquires and markets natural gas and electricity to retail-end users, and provides energy management services to commercial and industrial customers. South Jersey Industries, through its other subsidiaries, offers wholesale natural gas storage, commodity, and transportation in the mid Atlantic and southern states, as well as develops and operates energy related projects and installs residential and small commercial HVAC systems in southern New Jersey. South Jersey Industries was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Folsom, New Jersey.


ONEOK, Inc. operates as a diversified energy company primarily in the mid-continent areas of the United States. The company operates in five segments: Production, Gathering and Processing, Transportation and Storage, Distribution, and Energy Services. The Production segment produces natural gas and oil in Oklahoma and in Texas. The company owns interest in approximately 885 gas wells and 90 oil wells, as of December 31, 2004. The Gathering and Processing segment gathers, processes, and markets natural gas and fractionates; and stores and markets natural gas liquids (NGL) primarily in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. The Transportation and Storage segment provides natural gas transportation, storage, and nonprocessable gas gathering services. It owns approximately 5,600 miles of intrastate pipeline and 59.6 Billon cubic feet of storage facility. The Distribution segment provides natural gas distribution services to approximately 2 million customers in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, as of December 31, 2004. The Energy Services segment engages in marketing and trading natural gas to both retail and wholesale customers in the United States and Canada. It also owns a 300 megawatt gas-fired merchant power plant, and markets and trades power. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Energy West, Incorporated, an energy company, engages in the distribution and sale of natural gas and propane in the United States. The company also engages in the wholesale distribution of bulk propane, as well as in the marketing of gas and electricity. As of June 30, 2005, it distributed natural gas to approximately 33,000 customers through regulated utilities operating in and around Great Falls and West Yellowstone, in Montana, and Cody in Wyoming. The company also distributed propane to approximately 7,900 customers through regulated utilities operating underground vapor systems in and around Payson, Pine, and Strawberry, in Arizona, as well as distributed bulk propane to approximately 2,200 customers in Arizona communities, as of the above date. In addition, it marketed approximately three billion cubic feet of natural gas to commercial and industrial customers in Montana and Wyoming, as of the above date. The company also owns the Shoshone interstate and the Glacier gathering pipeline assets located in Montana and Wyoming. Energy West was incorporated in 1909 and is headquartered in Great Falls, Montana.


Northwest Natural Gas Company, doing business as NW Natural, principally distributes natural gas in Oregon and southwest Washington. NW Natural also engages in the provision of natural gas storage and transportation services to interstate customers. The company, through its subsidiary, NNG Financial Corporation, holds financial investments, including limited partnership interests in two wind power electric generation projects located in California and in two low-income housing projects in Portland, Oregon. The company served 537,152 residential customers, 58,548 commercial customers, and 935 industrial customers, as of the above date. NW Natural's natural gas distribution system consists of 12,925 miles of distribution and transmission mains. Northwest Natural Gas Company was incorporated in 1910 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.


Southern Union Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation, storage, and distribution of natural gas in the United States. The company distributes natural gas to approximately 962,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers through local distribution systems consisting of 14,326 miles of mains; 9,654 miles of service lines; and 78 miles of transmission lines, as of December 31, 2004. It primarily serves customers in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. The company also engages in the interstate transportation and storage of natural gas in the midwest and southwest regions, as well as provides liquefied natural gas terminalling and regasification services. It operates approximately 10,000 miles of interstate pipelines, as of the above date. Southern Union Company was incorporated in 1932 and is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.


Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution and transmission of natural gas in the United States. It also distributes and markets propane. As of December 31, 2004, the company distributed natural gas to approximately 50,900 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in central and southern Delaware, Maryland's eastern shore, and parts of Florida. It also distributed propane to approximately 34,900 customers in central and southern Delaware, the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia, and parts of Florida, as of the above date. In addition, Chesapeake Utilities offers natural gas supply and supply management services in Florida; and provides domestic and international clients with information technology-related business services and solutions for enterprise and e-business applications. The company, formerly known as The Dover Gas Light Company, was formed in 1859 and is headquartered in Dover, Delaware.


WGL Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the sale and delivery of natural gas, and energy-related products and services in Washington, District of Columbia; Maryland; and Virginia. It operates in three segments: Regulated Utility, Retail Energy-Marketing, and Commercial HVAC. The Regulated Utility segment delivers natural gas to retail customers. The Retail Energy-Marketing segment sells natural gas and electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial natural gas customers. The Commercial HVAC segment focuses on retrofitting the mechanical, electrical, and energy-related systems of commercial and government structures. WGL Holdings was incorporated in 1848 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.


Sempra Energy, an energy services holding company, provides electric, natural gas, broadband, and related products and services in the United States. It operates through four segments: Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Sempra Commodities, and Sempra Generation. SoCalGas segment provides natural gas storage services for use by the core, noncore, and off-system customers in California. SDG&E segment provides electric service to San Diego and southern Orange counties, and natural gas service to San Diego County. Sempra Commodities segment is a trading company that markets and trades physical and financial commodity products. Its trading portfolios consist of physical and financial commodity contracts, including contracts for natural gas, electricity, petroleum products, base metals, and other commodities. Sempra Generation segment primarily acquires, develops, and operates power plants. It also provides energy services and facilities management, and owns mineral rights in properties that produce petroleum and natural gas. As of December 31, 2004, this segment operated power plants in California, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, and Mexico with a capacity of 3,670 Megawatts. As of March 8, 2005, the company served approximately 19.2 million natural gas customers and 3.3 million electricity customers. Its customers include core customers, such as residential, and small commercial and industrial customers; noncore customers, such as electric generation, wholesale, industrial, and oil recovery customers. Sempra Energy was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.


AGL Resources, Inc., an energy services holding company, distributes natural gas primarily in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia. The company operates in three segments: Distribution Operations, Wholesale Services, and Energy Investment. Distribution Operation segment distributes natural gas to residential and commercial customer markets. Wholesale Services segment provides transportation and storage, and wholesale marketing services. Energy Investments segment comprises investments in SouthStar Energy Services LLC, which markets natural gas and related services to retail customers primarily in Georgia; Pivotal Jefferson Island Storage & Hub, LLC, which operates a storage and hub facility in Louisiana; Virginia Gas Company that operates a pipeline and distribution company in Southwestern Virginia; and AGL Networks, LLC, which provides telecommunications conduit and dark fiber. As of December 31, 2004, the company had approximately 7.35 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage capacity in five LNG plants located in Georgia, New Jersey, and Tennessee, as well as owned three propane storage facilities in Virginia and Georgia, which have a combined capacity of approximately 4.5 million gallons. AGL Resources is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


The Laclede Group, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Laclede Gas Company, engages primarily in the distribution of natural gas in Missouri. As of September 30, 2005, the company served approximately 630,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in eastern Missouri. Its other wholly owned subsidiary, SM&P Utility Resources, Inc., provides underground locating and marking services for providers of telephone, natural gas, electric, water, cable TV, and fiber optic services. In addition, Laclede Group engages in nonregulated efforts to market natural gas and related activities; operates a propane pipeline that connects the propane storage and vaporization facilities of Laclede Gas to third-party propane supply terminal facilities located in Illinois; involves in the real estate development; and provides insurance products and services for the compression of natural gas to third parties. The company was formed in 1857 as The Laclede Gas Light Company and changed its name to Laclede Gas Company in 1950. Further, it changed its name to The Laclede Group, Inc. in 2001. Laclede Group is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc. sells natural gas to retail customers in central and southeastern Kentucky. It also transports natural gas to industrial customers. As of June 30, 2005, the company distributed natural gas to approximately 40,000 retail customers. It also owned approximately 2,450 miles of natural gas gathering, transmission, distribution, storage, and service lines, as of the above date. In addition, the company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Enpro, Inc. produces natural gas from its southeastern Kentucky wells. Delta Natural Gas Company was formed in 1949 and is headquartered in Winchester, Kentucky.


New Jersey Resources Corporation, an energy services holding company, provides retail and wholesale energy services primarily in New Jersey. It provides regulated retail natural gas service to residential and commercial customers in central and northern New Jersey. As of September 30, 2005, the company served approximately 462,000 customers. It also provides unregulated wholesale energy services, including base load natural gas, and peaking and balancing services, as well as provides asset management services to customers in states from the Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent to New England, and Canada. In addition, the company involves in the sale, installation, and servicing of appliances, as well as holds and develops commercial real estate, consisting of approximately 126 acres of undeveloped land in Monmouth and Atlantic counties. Its customers for the wholesale energy services include local distribution companies, industrial companies, electric generators, and retail aggregators. New Jersey Resources Corporation was formed in 1922 and is based in Wall, New Jersey.


Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., an energy services company, primarily distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It distributed natural gas to approximately 960,000 customers, as of January 17, 2005. The company also sells residential and commercial gas appliances in Tennessee. In addition, the company, through its subsidiaries, invests in joint venture energy-related businesses, including unregulated retail natural gas marketing, interstate natural gas storage, intrastate natural gas transportation, and regulated natural gas distribution. Piedmont Natural Gas Company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Nicor, Inc., through its subsidiaries, distributes gas in the United States. It also transports containerized freight in the Bahamas and the Caribbean region. The company operates in two segments, Gas Distribution and Shipping. The Gas Distribution segment serves approximately 2.1 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in northern Illinois. It also provides natural gas storage and transmission-related services to marketers and other gas distribution companies. The Shipping segment transports containerized freight between Florida, the eastern coast of Canada, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean region. This segment also offers cargo insurance coverage to its customers and other third parties. In addition, Nicor markets energy-related products and services, such as heating and air conditioning service and installation, indoor air quality solutions, and protection plans for home appliances to residential and small business consumers in northern Illinois. Nicor is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.


Atmos Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the natural gas utility business, as well as in other natural gas nonutility businesses in the United States. As of September 30, 2005, the company distributed natural gas to approximately 3.2 million residential, commercial, public authority, and industrial customers in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Virginia. In addition, it transports natural gas for others through its distribution system. Atmos Energy also provides natural gas management services, which include furnishing natural gas supplies at fixed and market-based prices, contract negotiation and administration, load forecasting, gas storage acquisition and management services, transportation services, peaking sales and balancing services, capacity utilization strategies, and gas price management to municipalities, other local gas distribution companies, and industrial customers. Further, it offers regulated and nonregulated natural gas transmission and storage services. As of the above date, the company owned approximately 81,604 miles of underground distribution and transmission mains, as well as 6,369 miles of gas transmission and gathering lines. Atmos Energy was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.


Southwest Gas Corporation operates in the natural gas transmission and construction businesses. The company purchases, transports, and distributes natural gas in Arizona, Nevada, and California. As of March 31, 2005, it provided natural gas to approximately 1,632,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and other customers. The company, through its subsidiary, Northern Pipeline Construction Co., provides utility companies with trenching and installation, replacement, and maintenance services for energy distribution systems. Southwest Gas Corporation was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.