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Daily Market Update June 23, 2022

Early Morning Update

The Jul ‘22 natural gas contract is trading down $0.14 at $6.72.  The Aug ‘22 crude oil contract is up $0.21 at $106.40.

Summary

There was weaker volatility in the NYMEX natural gas market day-over-day as prices rose slightly, with the July ’22 contract settling at $6.858/MMBtu, up a nickel. Despite the gains seen yesterday, the prompt is still down almost nine cents since the long weekend’s high of $6.944/MMBtu. Calendar strips 2023-2034 saw slight gains, as well, as all strips increased 0.03-$0.05/MMBtu by the close of yesterday’s trading session. The continued volatility can be attributed mostly to changing weather forecasts for the next few weeks. Cooler-than-expected temperatures in the Northeast and Midcontinent regions resulted in power burn demand for natural gas to fall 2.2 Bcf/d day-on-day. Supply went unchanged as domestic production decreases were offset by Canadian imports. Bentek estimates a bearish storage injection of 56 Bcf for the week ended June 17, which is significantly lower than the prior week’s build of 92 Bcf, as well as the 82 Bcf five-year average injection. Temperatures will remain elevated in the West and Texas to close out June, while the Midwest and East are expected to cool off. Weather forecasts for the start of July point to hotter-than-normal temperatures through the Rockies and the Southeast.

 

Market Update 06 23 2022

Market Settles 06 22 2022

 

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