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Daily Market Update October 27, 2021

Early Morning Update

he Nov ‘21 natural gas contract is trading up $0.20 at $6.08.  The Dec ‘21 crude oil contract is down $1.25 at $83.40.

Summary

ith today being November’s expiration, volatility is almost a given, and the market appears to being seeing that to the upside for now. Yesterday, the NYMEX natural gas futures price for November fell a meager 1.6 cents on the day to settle at $5.882/MMBtu. Winter pricing once again remains over the $6/MMBtu technical level, as weather forecasts show some cooling for the start of next month. Direct Energy’s final winter weather outlook should be released middle of next month, and will be telling if the La Nina pattern will show risk for cold in the Northeast early on in December. Some positive news is that production looks to be recovering to pre-Hurricane Ida levels and has been averaging just under 92.0 Bcf/d over the past week. This bump in production, coupled with mild October temperatures, is expected to mean another healthy injection into storage as we get closer to withdrawal period. The estimate for the EIA’s storage report tomorrow is around 93 Bcf, which would be much higher than the 62 Bcf 5-year average benchmark. Global pricing for LNG seems to have leveled off, but still remains quite bullish with all the uncertainty going into this winter. With the additional train at Sabine Pass expected to come online sometime next month, it is expected that U.S. LNG export demand, which is averaging just under 11.0 Bcf/d, will continue to grow as these projects for additional export capacity remain financially beneficial and are providing opportunities for long-term contracts with other countries.

 

Market Update 10 27 2021

Market Settles 10 26 2021

 

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