Market Updates

Daily Market Update October 19, 2017

Early Morning Update

The Nov17 natural gas contract is trading down $0.01 at $2.84.  The Nov17 crude contract is down $0.74 at $51.30.

 

Summary

The NYMEX prompt month dropped 10.8 cents in trading on Wednesday to close at $2.854/MMBtu, as seasonally mild weather continues across the eastern U.S. and further delaying any meaningful heating demand.  Power burns are expected to drop off as temperatures moderate in key areas, including Texas.  While prices for the winter months followed suit, ending down five cents, the more pronounced shift down in November may indicate market participants are expecting the slow start to winter to continue into November.  Winter weather forecasts show mild to near-normal conditions with several vendors favoring a mild November.  The market is expecting an injection into storage in the mid-40s when the EIA releases their weekly storage report later this morning.  This would be well below last year’s build of 77 Bcf, as well as the 78 Bcf five-year average.  Early indications show estimates for next week’s storage build near 64 Bcf, which would also be below the five-year average of 75 Bcf.  The end-of-season storage projection has been adjusted downward recently, now projected to  be 3.8 Tcf.

 

Market Update 101917 

Market Settles 101817

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