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Natural gas futures were after higher than expected draw of  -29 Bcf in natural gas storage. Ahead we focus on cold weather and the coronavirus effect, 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:  3/19/2020

  • Via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Thursday Mar 26 2020 10:30 ET

Market Expectations

  • Actual -29  Bcf Prior -48 Bcf
  • Consensus Forecast -26 Bcf
  • Cons. Range: -3 to - 31 Bcf
  • EIA swap: -26 to -26   @ CT 15.13

Last Week's Report -9 Bcf #TCNG

Current Storage Level vs. Last Year; 5-Yr

  • Current Storage Level:2034 Bcf
  • Storage 2018/Same Week: 1156
  • 5Yr Avg/Same Week: 1753

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 -
  • DJ Survey -
  • Reuters Survey -
  • Platts Survey -

Banks and Brokers

  • Tim Evans Citigroup -
  • Macquarie -
  • TFS -

Analysts

  • AgWxMan -
  • Refinitiv -
  • Bart Roy -
  • Genscape -
  • Gabe Harris -
  • WoodMac -
  • Kidduff Report -
  • Platts GWO -
  • Robry825 -
  • The Pit Boss -
  • Norse -
  • Andrea Paltry -
  • Point Logic -
  • Bespoke -
  • Jacob Meisel -
  • Schneider Electric -
  • Donnie Sharp Huntsville -
  • NG Junkie -
  • EBW -

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

Platts Anaylitics Bentek Models

  • Bentek S/D Model - 5 Bcf
  • Bentek Flow Model:-8 Bcf
“Continuing the historically bearish trend that has kept a lid on natural gas prices this year so far, and supported storage inventories.” - Platts (Bentek)

EIA Swap Market - Brynne Kelly ‏@BrynneKKelly

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Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures Weekly Chart Outlook via @KnovaWave

US Natural Gas (Henry Hub)

Natural Gas has spat the previous low and -2/8 with an island reversal to test the Kijun and doentrend line or bull flag. The big question is was that a completed move down there or a 3?  Resistance from cloud down from impulse.  Wave iii or Alt C high. Support on downtrend Tenkan.

NG D W 2 28 2020

Natty has spat lower trend line to test the weekly tenkan.  We got the Kijun att he cloud above, remember kiss of death.brought it down  Repeat; take a peek at the daily flag possibilities if breaks tenkan.

.NG W 2 28 2020

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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US Dry Production For December  Slightly Down From November

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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

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

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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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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 Feb 25, 2020.
  • Natgas DCOT futures only managed money traders
  • WoW change -22995 longs -5676 shorts -16319 net change 26% net long.
  • (Prior Weeks 25% 24% 25% 27% 30% 36% 36% 28% 25% 25% 28% 33% 39% 42% 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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