1. NATURAL GAS
Tight global LNG supplies squeeze the New England grid
New England's supplier of liquefied natural gas fuel to power plants continues to search for immediate ways to replace essential LNG shipments that were canceled because of terrorist attacks on a pipeline in south Yemen in March and April. The disruption of LNG deliveries to Distrigas' terminal in Everett, Mass., adds a new edge to the quandary of how to meet New England's growing reliance on gas for electricity generation, an official of the North American Reliability Corp. said.