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The EIA reported an as expected build of +69 Bcf in natural gas storage last week. Prompt Henry Hub Futures have been falling since Hurricane Gordon path from the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile Mexican exports near record high as we watch LNG shipments.

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From here weather models focus is storms with Hurricane Florence, Helene and Issac all in play. 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: 9/6/18

  • Via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Thursday September 13 2018 10:30 ET

Market Expectations

  • Actual +69 Bcf  Prior  +68 Bcf
  • Consensus Forecast  +65 Bcf
  • Cons. Range: +58 to +75 Bcf
  • EIA swap: +64 to +65 @ CT 15.13

Last Week's Report +63 Bcf #TCNG

Hurricane Watch


EIA Storage Report

Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

MW NG W 8 25 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

“Warmer weather across the Midwest and Northeast contributed to some tightness week on week, partially offset by cooler weather in the southern US. Everywhere except the mountain region is expected to report historically low inventory levels this week, with the majority of the overall deficit coming from the Pacific and Midwest.  After peaking into a netinjection last week, the salt domes have flipped back to an even higher net withdrawal than two weeks ago, cutting the south-central injection by half, and deepening the regional deficit. The balancing item for the week is forecast to measure +3 Bcf. That’s the same as last week, and exactly in line with the magnitude of the balance seen over the past three weeks,”   - Bentek

Natural Gas Storage Forecasts


  • Bloomberg Survey +65
  • DJ Survey +
  • Reuters Survey +65
  • Platts Survey +

Banks and Brokers

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


  • AgWxMan +
  • Jacob Meisel +
  • Shane Bolling +
  • Genscape +
  • Gabe Harris +
  • Kidduff Report +
  • CJS Analytics +
  • Shura Li - Pira +
  • Robry825 +
  • 125WMARION +65
  • NG Junkie +
  • Norse +
  • Andrea Paltry +73
  • Point Logic +
  • RonH +
  • Schneider Electric +
  • Donnie Sharp Huntsville +
  • Trade Mechanics +68
  • 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



  • Freeport LNG moved up starting date of Train 1 to 2Q 2019.
  • Corpus Christi LNG moved up starting date of Train 1 to 4Q 2018.


Nuclear Output

Nuclear Output - check daily with Ron @ronh999



Current Storage Level vs. Last Year; 5-Yr

  • Current Storage Level: 2,568 Bcf
  • Storage 2016/Same Week: 3211
  • 5Yr Avg/Same Week: 3158

Sources: TradersCommunity Research

From the Traders Community News Desk

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