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Daily Market Update September 12, 2017

Early Morning Update

The Oct17 natural gas contract is trading up $0.03 at $2.98.  Oct17 crude is up $0.13 at $48.20.



The promise of rising cooling demand in the eastern half of the country next week was enough to drive the October futures contract up six cents to $2.95/MMBtu on Monday. Calendar 2018 added four cents to $3.05, and 2019 & 2020 rose by two cents to $2.90 and $2.82, respectively.  Weather forecasts for the six-to-fourteen day period shows above-average temperatures for the East Coast and portions of the Midwest, with highs in parts of PJM surpassing 80 degrees. Natural gas demand has recently been flattened in the Southeast from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which has dragged national demand to a 3.5 Bcf/day month-to-date deficit compared to 2016. This should allow for storage levels to be bolstered higher than historical levels at least over the next two weeks, as we’ve seen record high production numbers in the last week paired with depressed demand.


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