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Daily Market Update August 22, 2022

Early Morning Update

The Sep ‘22 natural gas contract is trading up $0.54 at $9.88.  The Sep ‘22 crude oil contract is down $0.37 at $90.40.

Summary

Throughout last week, total production had been moving up towards the 96 Bcf/d mark. Over the weekend, it managed to hit that exact value, which has not been seen all summer. Total supply also saw a slight increase, with Canadian imports increasing by almost 1.0 Bcf/d compared to early last week. Total demand saw the exact opposite trend happen, with a consistent decrease in demand throughout last week. Demand is down almost 5.0 Bcf/d on a week-to-week comparison. This drop in demand was driven mostly by a decreased power burn, which was consistently under 40 Bcf/d throughout the weekend, which is a lower level than what’s been seen in a while. The decrease in power burn mainly comes from the cooler temperatures seen in  ERCOT, Midcon, and East Coast markets over the course of last week. The weather outlook for this upcoming week is similar to last week’s, as well, with cooler-than-normal temperatures expected in Texas.

 

Market Update 08 22 2022

Market Settles 08 19 2022

 

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