EIA Reports Build of +46 Bcf in Natural Gas Inventories

The EIA reported a lower than expected build of +46 Bcf in natural gas storage this week. Prompt Henry Hub Futures also trades higher at the week over 2.95 btu, weekend weather will be the determining factor..

The EIA reported a lower than expected build of +46 Bcf in natural gas storage this week. Prompt Henry Hub Futures also closed higher at the week over 2.85 btu, weekend weather will be the determining factor.

us natgasl locations

From here weather models are key on the longevity of the heating season. The focus will continue on Sabine Pass and Mexico and perhaps LNG exports given Trade Wars are the overhang du jour. Technically the weekly support $2.522 is the .618 retracement of the move up from $1.611 to $3.994. For Fiboancci fans $3.50 is the .618 retracement of the move down from $3.994 to $2.522. KnovaWave notes the confluence of technicals, fundamental and herd or wave psychology. In natural gas the Marcellus break-even is $2.50 and $3.50 is the Haynesville break-even. Both those levels were also impulse exhaustions.

EIA’s Weekly Gas Storage Report. Report Date: 8/2/18

  • Via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Thursday August 9 2018 10:30 ET

Market Expectations

  • Actual +46 Bcf  Prior  +35 Bcf
  • Consensus Forecast  +47 Bcf
  • Cons. Range: +34 to +55 Bcf
  • EIA swap: +48 to +49 @ CT 15.13

Last Week’s Report +35 Bcf #TCNG

EIA Storage Report

Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

MW NG W 8 4 18

Natural Gas Futures Committment of Traders (COT)

Disaggregated Committment of Traders (DCOT) via RonH Data ‏@ronh999


 Read Understanding Commitments of Traders Reports – COT, TFF and DCOT  to help understand the disaggregated reports (DCOT) and how they break down the reportable open interest positions into four classifications: 1. Producer/Merchant/Processor/User 2. Swap Dealers 3. Managed Money 4. Other Reportables 

U.S. Natural Gas Use By State

++Charts via RonH @RonH999

Platts Analytics (Bentek) Models 

Bentek Models

  • Bentek S/D Model:  + Bcf
  • Bentek Flow Model: + Bcf

“Cooler weather undid a lot of the tightness due to power burn seen last week, with additional lift from Southeast offshore and Northeast production. The most up-to-date EIA data, along with the current supply and demand forecasts, would have the US adding a meager 184 Bcf to inventories through July 30. The most recent Platts Analytics shortterm forecast anticipated adding 214 Bcf throughout the month, giving more weight to the record-low, carry-out forecast of 3.3 Tcf – Platts Analytics

Natural Gas Storage Forecasts


  • Bloomberg Survey +49
  • DJ Survey +
  • Reuters Survey +47
  • Platts Survey +

Banks and Brokers

  • Tim Evans Citigroup +
  • Macquarie +
  • Raymond James +
  • TFS +


  • AgWxMan +48
  • Jacob Meisel +
  • Shane Bolling +
  • Genscape +
  • Gabe Harris +
  • Kidduff Report +
  • Shura Li – Pira +
  • Peter Marrin – SNL +
  • NG Junkie +
  • Norse +
  • Andrea Paltry +49
  • Point Logic +
  • RonH +
  • Schneider Electric +
  • Donnie Sharp Huntsville +
  • Trade Mechanics +52
  • Andy Wiessman +

The Fundamental Angle with Brynne Kelly ‏@BrynneKKelly

It’s never about a single Inventory report.  It’s the accumulation of Inventory reports that expose reality…. @BrynneKKelly


RonH Data with ‏@ronh999

Natgas Production for the month

Natgas inventory for the week



Natural Gas pwCDD + gwHDD for EIA Report Week

Natural Gas for LNG for EIA Report Week

Natgas Pipeline Flows, Exports and Receipts

In July the US exported 29 loads from Sabine and Cove Point combined of LNG Estimated 102 Bcf. 3.29 Bcf/day. Highest for a month ever.


Key Pipeline Flows and Receipts – Incl Rover and Sabine – check daily with Ron @ronh999




Nuclear Output

Nuclear Output – check daily with Ron @ronh999



Current Storage Level vs. Last Year; 5-Yr

  • Current Storage Level: 2,273 Bcf
  • Storage 2016/Same Week: 2978
  • 5Yr Avg/Same Week: 2830

Sources: TradersCommunity Research

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