Executive Market Summary

September 26th, 2016

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The Scoop – Natural gas spot prices rose at most locations this report week (Wednesday, September 14 to Wednesday, September 21). The Henry Hub spot price rose from $3.04 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) last Wednesday to $3.14/MMBtu yesterday.

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September 18th, 2016

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“The Scoop” – Natural gas spot prices were mixed this report week (Wednesday, September 7 to Wednesday, September 14). The Henry Hub spot price rose from $2.82/million British thermal units (MMBtu) last Wednesday to $3.04/MMBtu yesterday.

 

 

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September 11th, 2016

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“The Scoop” – High natural gas summer storage inventories contribute to low prices and increased power burn

With a late-summer heat wave across much of the eastern half of the country, natural gas consumed for power (power burn) reached 36.2 billion cubic feet (Bcf) on Wednesday, according to PointLogic data. The current high levels of power burn follow record gas consumption for power over the summer. From June through August, power burn averaged 35.2 Bcf per day, 9% higher than the same months last year, and 23% higher than the five-year (2011-15) average. The total number of cooling degree-days (CDD) from June through August were 12% above the same period last year, and 24% above normal for the period.

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August 26th, 2016

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“The Scoop” – Spot prices generally rise. This report week the Henry Hub spot price rose 6¢ from $2.71/MMBtu last Wednesday to $2.77/MMBtu yesterday. Price increases near the end of the report week may have been the result of forecasts for warmer weather in the coming days. At the Chicago Citygate, prices increased 10¢ from $2.66/MMBtu last Wednesday to $2.76/MMBtu yesterday. Similarly, prices at PG&E Citygate in California gained 10¢, going from $3.15/MMBtu last Wednesday to $3.25/MMBtu yesterday.

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August 19th, 2016

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“The Scoop” – Natural gas spot prices were mixed this report week (Wednesday, August 10, to Wednesday, August 17), but overall price changes were small at most locations. The Henry Hub spot price fell from $2.73 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) last Wednesday to $2.71/MMBtu yesterday.

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August 12th, 2016

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“The Scoop” – Prices fell through the week with a solid injection to natural gas storage and Consumption levels fell. During the report week, total U.S. consumption of natural gas fell by 1%, according to data from PointLogic. Power burn for electricity generation declined by 1% week over week. Industrial sector consumption stayed constant, averaging 19.4 Bcf/d. In the residential and commercial sectors, consumption fell 7% from last week’s levels, averaging 7.2 Bcf/d. Natural gas exports to Mexico went down 2

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August 8th, 2016

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July 31st, 2016

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Executive Market Summary – August 1st, 2016

“The Scoop” – U.S. posts smallest summertime weekly net injection since 2012. Net injections into storage totaled 17 Bcf, compared with the five-year (2011-15) average net injection of 52 Bcf and last year’s net injections of 52 Bcf during the same week. This is the smallest summertime (June–August) weekly net injection since August 2012. Working gas stocks total 3,294 Bcf, 524 Bcf above the five-year average and 436 Bcf above last year at this time.

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July 22nd, 2016

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Executive Market Summary – July 25th

“The Scoop” – Prices fall at most locations. Despite increased demand, flat supply, and expectations of continued hot weather, natural gas spot prices decreased at most locations this report week (Wednesday, July 13, to Wednesday, July 20). The Henry Hub spot price fell 9¢ from $2.81/MMBtu last Wednesday to $2.72/MMBtu yesterday. At the Chicago Citygate, prices fell 4¢ from $2.76/MMBtu last Wednesday to $2.72/MMBtu yesterday.

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July 15th, 2016

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Executive Market Summary – July 18th, 2016

 

 

“The Scoop”

Power burn drives consumption increases. During the report week, total U.S. consumption of natural gas rose by 5% according to data from PointLogic. Power burn rose by 9% week over week, averaging 35.2 Bcf/d this week and making up more than half of total consumption this week. Industrial sector consumption remained the same as last week, averaging 19.5 Bcf/d. In the residential and commercial sectors, consumption remained the same as last week, averaging 7.3 Bcf/d. Natural gas exports to Mexico fell by 3%.

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