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1 The Value of Information in Changing Markets Barbara Mariner-Volpe Energy Information Administration Energy Information Administration U.S. Department of Energy September 23, 1997 NARUC/DOE Natural Gas Conference Energy Information Administration

2 MarketersBrokersTraders OPERATORS OPERATORSProducersPipelineStorageLDCs Diverse Users... Trade Press and Media FINANCIAL FINANCIAL Risk Managers Investors CONSUMERS InformationAggregators Market Players Government Energy Information Administration

3 CONSUMERSPrice Terms and Quality of Service Alternative Fuel Prices Long-term Availability Spot Prices Futures Prices Supply/DemandForecasts Market Analysis MARKETERS Spot Prices Futures Prices StorageChangesSupplyDemandWeather Reserves Flow Rates NominationsReceipts/DeliveriesWeatherPrices …With Diverse Information Needs InformationAggregators Market Players Government Trade Press and Media OPERATORSFINANCIAL Energy Information Administration

4 n Nominations n Futures/Options, Swaps n Capacity Trading n Load Balancing n Hub Management n Risk Management n Rebundling Market information needed to support: With Restructuring, Information Needs Have Grown Exponentially Natural Gas Production PRODUCERS PIPELINES DISTRIBUTORS MARKETERSBROKERSTRADERS MARKET HUBS Residential Commercial Industral Vehicle Fuel Electric Utility Energy Information Administration Storage

5 Energy Information Administration Information Infrastructure and Industry Changes Futures market EBBs, Weekly storage estimate s. Electronic auctions 1997 Internet Order 636 Spot market ? GISB, EDI Order

6 Unique Daily Users of the EIA Web Site Energy Information Administration

7 Weekly Market Update EIA's Specialized Natural Gas Geographic Information System (EIAGIS-NG) Natural Gas

8 EIA Information - Valuable Support to Many Energy Market Activities Energy Information Administration EIA Information Comprehensive Accurate Trend Analysis Forecasting Market Assessment Products MarketActivities

9 EIAs Goal : Cultivate Partnerships We Want Your Input Energy Information Administration


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