Capacity Center Releases 2016 Top 20 Capacity Traders Report

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Boston, Massachusetts – February 16, 2017 – Skipping Stone, a global energy markets consulting and technology services firm, announced that their affiliate Capacity Center has released its 9th annual Top 20 Capacity Traders Report.  In addition to the Top 20 Traders, this report lists Top 10 Pipelines traded on, together with an analysis that reveals trends in the natural gas trading market, including the numbers, duration and quantities of deals entered into during 2016.


“Tenaska was once again the top capacity Trader based on annualized capacity acquired,” said Skipping Stone President Greg Lander. “BP came in second with Direct Energy third, Sequent fourth, and Constellation coming in fifth to round out the top five. We are also seeing an emerging trend toward more longer term, forward-dated deals that are being done many months prior to the traded capacity being ‘effective,’ for example, deals done in April to start the following November as well as in the fall to start the following summer.”

The report provides the Top 20 rankings by utilizing the 2016 entries to Capacity Center’s database of all the transportation capacity release deals on interstate pipelines.  Rankings were determined based on annualized capacity acquired through capacity release trades excluding volumes done due to acquisitions and between related affiliates.  Methodology details are described in the report.

The annual report also provides:

  • A table with the full list of Top Twenty Capacity Traders, their count of 2016 deals done, multi-year annualized traded capacity and changes from full year 2015 capacity trading statistics
  • A table with Top Ten pipelines with their annualized and total multi-year annualized traded capacity
  • A discussion of the size and number of capacity traders in forward market relative to all capacity traded in pipeline capacity market

The full report is available at

For more information about the rankings or about Capacity Center, contact Brendan Tierney, or (978) 717-6144.

About Skipping Stone

Skipping Stone is an energy markets consulting firm that helps clients navigate market changes, capitalize on opportunities and manage business risks. Our services include market assessment, strategy development, strategy implementation, managed services, technology selection, technology implementation, project management and talent management. Our sector focus areas are natural gas and power markets, demand response, technology services, renewable energy, and distributed energy resources. Skipping Stone’s model of deploying energy industry veterans has delivered measurable bottom-line results for over 270 clients globally. Headquartered in Boston, the firm has regional offices in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London. For more information, visit

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