There has been word amongst those working with utilities in the South Central region of the state that there will be a lag in the market of new gas work ups producing and declining supply of existing wells around 2014-2016 or so- leading to a price shock to those using natural gas or electricity generated from it. Listening today to the acting DNR Commissioner, however, it seems as though there will plenty of gas that could skip the lag others have feared. A number of wells on a map of oil/gas activity in Cook Inlet from DNR’s Division of Oil and Gas shows over a dozen developments that range from license changes to exploration sites to productive wells that will be in action sometime in this decade yet. Even a geothermal lease is displayed. Keep an eye on the inlet, and see how prices equivocate the next couple years!

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