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PointLogic

A single interactive source for real-time market monitoring and short-term analysis for the North American natural gas markets

PointLogic provides up-to-the-minute expert analytics of the North American natural gas market. Our dynamic visual interface allows you to easily identify important natural gas trends and anomalies, as well as drill into the data to reveal the forces moving markets.

The service can monitor the market and natural gas demand for you and, based on criteria you set, alert you when market conditions change. A dozen sector- and region-specific daily and weekly market reports are included, along with a handy Excel tool that allows you to query and pull natural gas data directly into Excel.

PointLogic offers comprehensive natural gas data related to pipeline flows, production details, demand and supply analytics, regional reports, news and forecasts via a dynamic visual interface.

Build your own custom watchlists to monitor meter volumes, throughput volumes or volumes at storage, gas processing and power generation facilities. Each watchlist can be set up, based on user-defined percentage changes, to deliver natural gas data alerts daily, weekly or in real time.

Now covering Mexico!

As of mid-February, PointLogic now covers Mexico in addition to Canada and the Lower 48 US states. New features include:

  • Mexico Gas Fundamentals Daily
  • PointLogic Weekly Insight: Mexico — a new weekly report covering supply, demand, and regional flows. It also features a Mexico natural gas pipeline map, as well as tables and charts detailing the calculated value of natural gas across numerous Mexico hubs. 
  • Mexico Supply & Demand — This includes sector-level supply and demand plus regional flows across 8 sub-regions and a Mexico national view. This is available to clients as a daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal history download into Excel.
Who can benefit from PointLogic?
  • Natural gas producers, buyers and sellers
  • Natural gas transmission and storage operators
  • Natural gas traders, brokers and market analysts
  • Energy company risk and planning departments
  • Utilities and power generators
  • Anyone else who needs immediate insight into the daily movements of natural gas markets
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Current User?

How do clients use PointLogic?

A Natural Gas Trader

Assesses natural gas supply and demand trends within a region or on a specific pipeline to determine the target price point to buy or sell gas

A Gas-fired Power Plant Operator

Monitors utilization on pipelines to determine potential routes around a bottleneck on its primary delivery pipeline

A Natural Gas Producer

Monitors natural gas pipeline flows and market area demand to identify the best netback price

A Natural Gas Risk Manager

Monitors regional supply, demand and gas flow trends to assess peak demand times and potential risks that could limit gas availability

How PointLogic can help you


US natural gas infrastructure inflection point (2:57)


Watch a video demonstration of our tool by one of our experts. (2:36)


Get an overview of our new coverage on Mexico
Featuring a case study demonstration (starting at 1:39)

Short Term Forecasts

IHS Markit North American Natural Gas Outlook

Subscribers to PointLogic also get the IHS Markit North American Natural Gas Outlook, a three-year natural gas supply and demand forecast for Canada and the Lower 48 US states, which is updated each month. It includes an outlook for gas prices, degree days, and more.

Regional Profiles

As a companion to the outlook for North America, PointLogic provides regional profiles that offer balanced forecasts for selected regions in the US and Canada. They allow you to drill into evolving trends on a subregional level to see the expected relationships between regions and subregions. This insight is based on extensive research by IHS Markit natural gas analysts.

Long Term Analysis

PointLogic provides comprehensive real-time market monitoring and short-term analysis for the North American natural gas markets—but what if you also need long-term analysis? The IHS Markit Global Gas Service provides accurate forecasts and expert analysis out to 40 years. Together these two solutions provide a truly integrated and complete picture of the North American natural gas market. 

Learn more about IHS Markit gas offerings.

Experts

Randy Rischard

Mr. Rischard manages short-term market intelligence and related product development for the Gas, Power, and Energy Futures team, including data, news, and price indexes. He started his career in energy almost 30 years ago working first for Williams and then ONEOK. He was previously vice president of data and analysis for Energy Central, where he built a line of interactive, integrated energy data and analysis products now owned by Penwell. Prior to that he was codirector of SNL Energy, a division of SNL Financial (now S&P Global Market Intelligence) created with SNL's acquisition of Io Energy-an energy information company Mr. Rischard founded and ran as president and CEO. Prior to Io Energy, Mr. Rischard was publisher and ran the largest division of Financial Times Energy, which was acquired by S&P Global Platts in 2001. Mr. Rischard holds a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University, United States.

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Jack Weixel

Mr. Weixel is a Senior Director with IHS Markit and plays a key role in product development and client support focused on modeling real-time, short-term and long-term forecasts of natural gas supply, demand and storage. Jack comes to IHS Markit from OPIS where he helped build that company's first ever natural gas fundamentals service, the PointLogic Energy Suite. Prior to joining OPIS and IHS Markit, Jack was a director for Bentek Energy, managing its North American Natural Gas, European Gas, and GIS business units in addition to serving on the company's Senior Leadership Team. He previously led the company's Client Services division along with the company's Midcontinent and Canadian natural gas desks. Before joining Bentek in 2006, Jack spent seven years as a senior energy regulatory consultant for the EOP Group, Inc. in Washington, DC after working in the U.S. Senate. He holds a Master in Business Administration from George Washington University and a degree in Finance from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He also serves on the board of directors for Energy Outreach Colorado and Denver CASA.

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Charles Nevle

Mr. Nevle, senior director, is an expert in North American natural gas markets on the Gas, Power, and Energy Futures team. Mr. Nevle leads a team responsible for the North American natural gas supply forecast and analysis in addition to helping shape the overall market view. He developed the real-time production estimation framework used by PointLogic, now part of IHS Markit. He has over 20 years' experience in natural gas markets, with expertise in supply issues, fundamental market analysis, pipeline infrastructure, pricing, and financial risk management. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Nevle was a manager on the Bentek consulting team, focusing on natural gas, NGLs, and crude oil projects. Mr. Nevle has also held roles in risk management and fundamental analysis with interstate pipeline and trading companies.

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Warren Waite

Mr. Waite, director, IHS Markit, is an expert in North American natural gas markets. He has in-depth and broad knowledge of regional supply, demand, and price dynamics across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He has written numerous insights on regional gas market dynamics. He has presented on natural gas, power, NGLs, and oil topics at industry conferences, trade groups, and private events. Before joining IHS Markit, Mr. Waite was manager of North American gas and power content for Platts and Bentek Energy, where he oversaw a team of analysts and shared editor duties for newsletters and reports. Earlier in his energy career, he held positions with several marketing and trading organizations in Chicago, Illinois, and Houston, Texas, where he managed scheduling desks, valued structured transactions and assets, and traded physical natural gas within the Gulf Coast, Midwest, and Northeast. Mr. Waite holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University, United States, and an Energy Risk Professional designation from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

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Callie Kolbe

Callie Kolbe focuses on US natural gas markets. Mrs. Kolbe analyzes supply and demand fundamentals, transportation infrastructure, storage and the outlook for gas prices. She follows regional energy policy and its impact on regional gas markets. Mrs. Kolbe contributes regularly to regional gas market profiles and the North American Natural Gas Short-Term Outlook. Previously, she focused on modeling EIA gas storage and led the weekly storage outlook service for PointLogic, IHS Markit's single interactive source for real-time market monitoring and short-term analysis for the North American natural gas markets. Before joining IHS Markit, Mrs. Kolbe was a gas market analyst at Bentek Energy where she was responsible for covering regional fundamental analysis for the US Rocky Mountains and Midwest. Mrs. Kolbe holds a BA from Tufts University and an MS from the Colorado School of Mines.

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Robert Applegate, Ph.D.

Dr. Applegate comes from OPIS (now a part of IHS Markit) and models real-time, short term, and long-term forecasts of natural gas demand. While part of OPIS, he built PointLogic, a single interactive source for real-time market monitoring and short-term analysis for the North American natural gas markets. PointLogic is now a part of IHS Markit's portfolio of natural gas products. Before joining OPIS, Dr. Applegate worked at Bentek Energy, where he developed and implemented mathematical models to guide market decisions around natural gas and natural gas liquids in North America. Prior to his work in the energy space, he served on the Board of Directors, scientific advisory boards, as principal investigator, and directed research efforts for more than ten start-up biotechnology companies; a handful of which he helped to found. Dr. Applegate completed a postdoctoral position at Los Alamos National Laboratory and holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the Colorado School of Mines.

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Matthew Piatek

Mr. Piatek is a director with the Climate and Sutainability team at IHS Markit, with more than 10 years of progressive experience across the energy value chain. In addition to helping shape the overall market view at IHS Markit, he covers regional natural gas dynamics in the US lower-48. Topics of recent reports focus on the evolution of the natural gas landscape and the power generation mix, including infrastructure and price relationships. Projects have included modeling cash flows from proposed infrastructure investments; generation portfolio assessment; gas procurement strategies; due diligence for power, industrial, and LNG facilities; and, pipeline competitiveness. Mr. Piatek has breadth and depth of knowledge across the energy value chain and has held posts covering fundamental and quantitative research, energy trading analytics, trade control, risk management, and business development. His expertise includes infrastructure, trading operations, storage and transportation optimization, hedging and procurement, market fundamentals, modeling, strategy, and risk management processes. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Piatek held various positions with Superior Plus, BP, and Union Gas (Enbridge). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor (Windsor, Ontario), dual MBA degrees from Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) and Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario), earned with distinction, and a Master of Management Analytics (MMA) degree from Queen's University (May 2021 (C)).

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Alan Lammey

Mr. Lammey's area of specialty is in US natural gas prices and price-setting mechanisms that influence price direction (futures and spot markets). As a certified weather forecaster, he also has more than a decade of experience in analyzing how weather patterns and modeling impact natural gas supply, demand, and storage. Mr. Lammey has 25 years of experience working in the energy futures and physical markets. As a formerly licensed stock, options, and commodities broker in the 1990s, he also offers keen insight into the financial side of the energy markets, particularly as to how and why market participants may be positioning themselves into various futures and derivative positions based on technical drivers as well as underlying macro and micro fundamental catalysts. Prior to joining IHS Markit in 2013, Mr. Lammey was a senior energy markets analyst for Energy Intelligence Group, where he produced daily written analysis on the US oil and natural gas markets. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business from the University of Houston, United States.

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