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Daily Market Update December 2, 2019

Early Morning Update

The Jan20 natural gas contract is trading up $0.05 at $2.33.  The Jan20 crude oil contract is up $1.23 at $56.40.

    

Summary

On Friday, the Jan ‘20 NYMEX natural gas futures price plunged 22 cents on the day to settle at its lowest price in history, $2.281/MMBtu. This was the largest single day loss seen for the prompt month since December 2018. The 2020-2025 calendar strips hit fresh all-time lows on Friday, as well, following the downward trend of this upcoming winter. This dip followed a slightly larger-than-expected withdrawal from storage of 28 Bcf, but was still less than the 57 Bcf five-year average, as well as the 70 Bcf pull we saw last year. U.S. dry production continues to climb, even in this low price environment, reaching a new all-time high on Saturday of 93.7 Bcf/d. Weather forecasts moderated significantly versus last week, showing little cold for the majority of the country, with the exception of the lingering cold in the Northeast, which should dissipate toward the end of this week. The 11-15 day forecast shows a blanket of warmer-than-normal temps for the eastern half of the country and extending down into Texas, which should help keep demand at bay for this time of year.

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