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>Natural gas futures pulled back sharply after EIA reported a much higher than expected build of +102 Bcf in natural gas storage last week. Ahead we focus on LNG and Mexican exports and the winter outlook for the US.


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A tricky shoulder season with Meteorologists expect an abnormally hot September but with Imelda just popping up expect variability. October is looking warm in Texas for now but cooler elsewhere. 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:  9/12/2019

  • Via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Thursday Sept 19 2019 10:30 ET

Market Expectations

  • Actual +102 Bcf Prior +84 Bcf
  • Consensus Forecast +90 Bcf
  • Cons. Range: +83 to 97 Bcf
  • EIA swap: +91+92    @ CT 15.13

Last Week's Report +84 Bcf #TCNG

Current Storage Level vs. Last Year; 5-Yr

  • Current Storage Level: 3205 Bcf
  • Storage 2018/Same Week: 2761
  • 5Yr Avg/Same Week: 3252

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

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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

Surveys

  • Bloomberg Survey +90
  • DJ Survey +92
  • Reuters Survey +89
  • Platts Survey +93

Banks and Brokers

  • Tim Evans Citigroup +90
  • Macquarie +92
  • TFS +92

Analysts

  • AgWxMan +
  • Refinitiv +90
  • Bart Roy +
  • Genscape +91
  • Gabe Harris +89
  • WoodMac +93
  • Kidduff Report +83
  • Pira +92
  • Robry825 +84
  • NG Junkie +
  • Norse +100
  • Andrea Paltry +
  • Point Logic +92
  • The Pit Boss +89
  • Jacob Meisel +
  • Schneider Electric +92
  • Donnie Sharp Huntsville +97
  • Trade Mechanics +
  • EBW +89

NB: Forecasts uploaded when provided to TradersCommunity.com - some weeks they may not made available.

Platts Anaylitics Bentek Models

  • Bentek S/D Model +90 Bcf
  • Bentek Flow Model:+96 Bcf
“The declines in power burn were softened by LNG feed gas demand, which increased 0.6 Bcf/d week over week, putting average nominations just under the record-high levels seen at the end of August.” Platts added that south-central storage models continue to show the widest range in values, with outputs varying from as low as 16 to as high as 22 Bcf. The models calibrated on more recent data pointed toward the higher injection.” - Platts (Bentek)

EIA Swap Market viaBrynne Kelly ‏@BrynneKKelly

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Natural Gas Storage Analysis

via RonH Data ‏@ronh999

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via Brynne Kelly @BrynneKKelly

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Natural Gas Production Watch

US natgas dry production

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Natural Gas LNG Watch

via RonH Data ‏@ronh999

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

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

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

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For Full LNG Outlook Please Visit ourLNG Weekly Here

Natural Gas Mexican Exports Watch

via RonH Energy

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Natural Gas Canada Import Watch

via RonH Energy

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Natural Gas Demand Watch

via RonH Data ‏@ronh999

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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

ALERT Three Mile Island nuclear shut down permanently on Friday afternoon 9/292019. US nuclear output for Sep 23 88,466.6 MW. This is -532.8 MW vs 5yr avg.

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Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

Natural Gas corrected off first target at Murrey +3/8 testing the tenkan in iv of (C) or (1). Below the Kijun and 50 dma and the daily cloud. Prices moved orderly through as Chikou rebalanced. 

MW NG D 9 20 19

Natural Gas spat the weekly 50wma and 3/8 confluence. Below we watch the potential tenkan and Kijun kiss or crossover.  Resistance MM & 50wma, support the weekly channel and the tenkan 

MW NG W 9 20 19
 

Natural Gas Options Structure - Volatilty (COT)

NYMEX ON NATURAL GAS OPTIONS CommodityVol.com @CommodityImpVol

NYMEX ON = NATURAL GAS OPTIONS (Live Link)

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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 Sep 17, 2019.
  • Natgas DCOT futures only managed money traders
  • WoW change +6,671 longs -30,358 shorts +37,029 net change 42% net long
  • 42% net long (Prior Weeks 37% 30% 27% 29% 26% 27% 27% 29% 32% 33% 32% 37% 41% 45% :52%, 52%, 56%, 62%, 70% net long)

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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

From the Traders Community Research Desk

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