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Daily Market Update June 20, 2019

Early Morning Update

The Jul19 natural gas contract is trading flat to yesterday’s close at $2.28.  The Jul19 crude oil contract is up $1.64 at $55.40.



After the Federal Reserve announcement that interest rates would remain unchanged, the NYMEX gas market experienced some more downward movement yesterday. The July 2019 prompt month settled at $2.276/MMBtu on Wednesday, some 5.2 cents lower than the prior day. Later today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is expected to report a 104 Bcf injection into storage. The EIA predicts this above-average net injection will continue its 14-week streak of higher-than-normal storage changes, and if it continues through October, would close out the deficit to the 5-year average by November. A lot will depend on how hot it gets this summer. Over the next five days, the northern U.S. will be experiencing lower-than-average temperatures, while Texas is expected to have above-normal conditions. Long-term forecasts show mild, but slightly warmer weather across the country. These conditions factor into an expected increase in power generation demand for gas up to 35 Bcf next week.

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