Into The Vortex – EIA Reports +89 Bcf Natural Gas Storage Build

EIA reporting a larger than expected build of +89 Bcf in natural gas storage last week, Ahead we focus on LNG and Mexican exports.

EIA reporting a larger than expected build of +89 Bcf in natural gas storage last week, Ahead we focus on LNG and Mexican exports..

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Weather models contue to flip. The focus will continue on Sabine Pass and Mexico and perhaps LNG exports given Trade Wars are the overhang du jour.

Keep in mind after the wild price action that 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: 6/28/2019

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  • Release Time: Wednesday July 3 2019 12:00 ET

Market Expectations

  • Actual +89 Bcf Prior +98 Bcf
  • Consensus Forecast +84 Bcf
  • Cons. Range: +79 to +90 Bcf
  • EIA swap: +85 +82@ CT 15.13

Last Week’s Report +98 Bcf #TCNG

Current Storage Level vs. Last Year; 5-Yr

  • Current Storage Level: 2301 Bcf
  • Storage 2018/Same Week: 2065
  • 5Yr Avg/Same Week: 2472

TradersCommunity Natural Gas Outlook Format

  1. EIA Natural Gas Storage Forecast and Analysis
  2. LNG and Export Warch
  3. Natural Gas Import Watch
  4. Natural Gas Demand Watch
  5. Nuke Watch
  6. Natural Gas Futures Technical Analysis
  7. Option Vol
  8. DCOT Report


Weather Watch

Gulf of Mexico

Near Record Warm Gulf of Mexico Water temperatures are running 1-3+ degrees above average


EIA Natural Gas Storage Watch

EIA Storage Report

US Natural Gas Weekly Storage Forecasts


  • Bloomberg Survey +85
  • DJ Survey +80
  • Reuters Survey +85
  • Platts Survey +79

Banks and Brokers-

  • Tim Evans Citigroup +83
  • Macquarie +86
  • TFS +85


  • AgWxMan +81
  • Bespoke +
  • Bart Roy +86
  • Genscape +85
  • WoodMac +86
  • Kidduff Report +88
  • Shura Li – Pira +82
  • Robry825 +90
  • NG Junkie +
  • Norse +81
  • Andrea Paltry +80
  • Point Logic +90
  • The Pit Boss +84
  • Jacob Meisel +85
  • Schneider Electric +80
  • Donnie Sharp Huntsville +
  • Trade Mechanics +
  • EBW +85

NB: Forecasts uploaded when provided to – some weeks they may not made available.

Platts Anaylitics Bentek Models

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

“This Thursday’s report will extend the bearish streak of EIA reports that began this April deeper into Summer … week on week, the slightly stronger injection was primarily driven by declines in modeled power burn estimates in the southcentral region, where temperatures fell 2 degrees. Some of the week-on-week looseness was offset by power burn gains in the western US and weak Texas production. ” – Platts (Bentek)

EIA Swap Market viaBrynne Kelly ‏@BrynneKKelly

Natural Gas Storage Analysis

via RonH Data ‏@ronh999

via Brynne Kelly @BrynneKKelly


Natural Gas Production Watch

March US natgas dry production was 89.38 Bcf/day. Only +0.07 vs Feb. +9.23 Bcf/d YoY.

Natural Gas LNG Watch

via RonH Data ‏@ronh999

Natural Gas feed to LNG facilities Sabine Pass, Cameron, Elba Island, Cove Point & Corpus Christi

++Charts via RonH @RonH999 – Visit Ron for daily updates

May Natgas inflow and LNG exported by US LNG facilities Sabine Pass, Cameron, Cove Point & Corpus Christi avg Bcf/day/month.

For Full LNG Outlook Please Visit ourLNG Weekly Here

Natural Gas Mexican Exports Watch

via RonH Energy

Natural Gas Canada Import Watch

via RonH Energy

Natural Gas Demand Watch

via RonH Data ‏@ronh999

For Greater Depth Visit our Natural Gas Demand Monitor Here

Visit For Daily Updates ++Charts via RonH @RonH999  

Natural Gas Nuke Watch

via RonH Data ‏@ronh999

Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

Natural Gas battled all week to close over the Tenkan (orange) with a flattening Kijun above but much work to do . Well under the 2017-18 low and -5/8 Murrey Math 3/8 recalc) after came off the 50dma. With record low futures longs be wary as at some point pressure gives way.

MW NG D 6 28 19

Natural Gas well under the 2017-18 low  trying to retest the Tenkan upside resistance. Price caughtup to Chikou stopped the fall last week which the balance there.gave some strength. 

MW NG W 6 28 19

Natural Gas Options Structure – Volatilty (COT)


Nymex Nattygas atm termstructure May 10, 2019

Nymex Nattygas atm vol May 9, 2019

Natural Gas Futures Committment of Traders (COT)

Money managers sold 50,937 contracts of natural gas in the week ended June 4, taking the largest net short position since March of 2016

NG COT 6 4 19

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

Natural Gas DCOT futures only managed money traders WoW change

(Note at NG peak Highest Longs Ever 87% (since 2006) )

  • For June 25, 2019.
  • Natgas DCOT futures only managed money traders
  • WoW change -5579  longs +13,077 shorts -18,656 net change
  • 32% net long (Prior Weeks  37% 41% 45% :52%, 52%, 56%, 62%, 70% net long)


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 

Sources: TradersCommunity Research, RonH Energy, The Fundamental Edge, Knovawave

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