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Daily Market Update October 16, 2020

Early Morning Update

The Nov20 natural gas contract is trading up $0.06 at $2.83. The Nov20 crude oil contract is down $0.35 at $40.61.

Summary

More volatility at the front of the NYMEX curve as the prompt month traded higher by $0.139 to close the day at $2.775. The market seems concerned about production and the low-ish storage report didn’t help to ease the markets concern. Estimates had been for a build into storage in the low 50’s, but the EIA reported a build of just 46 Bcf. The slowing pace of injections is reflective of the low (y-o-y) NG production, and also the production lost due to Hurricane Delta. On the flip side, weather forecasts are in general consensus that we aren’t headed for a polar vortex-type winter. The Direct Energy forecast is calling for a winter that is colder than last year, but otherwise somewhere between the 10 and 30-year averages. That doesn’t mean there won’t be periods of intense cold, and the more of those that hit the east coast, the more volatile the market will be as demand can increase sharply during those cold snaps.

Direct Energy did host our winter weather webinar yesterday and if you missed it and would like a recording, please reach out to your Direct Energy representative

 

Market Update 10 16 2020

Market Settles 10 15 2020

 

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