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Natural gas futures continued sideways after EIA reported a natural gas storage build of +51 Bcf this week. Excitment comes from pipeline repairs and heat and storms, but only in the vernacular it seems.

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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: 7/5/18

  • Via TradersCommunity.com
  • Release Time: Thursday July 12 2018 10:30 ET

Market Expectations

  • Actual +51 Bcf  Prior  +78 Bcf
  • Consensus Forecast  +53 Bcf
  • Cons. Range: +42 to +61 Bcf
  • EIA swap: +49 to +49 @ CT 15.13

Last Week's Report +78 Bcf #TCNG

EIA Storage Report

Natural Gas Futures Committment of Traders (COT)

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


U.S. Natural Gas Use By State

++Charts via RonH @RonH999

Bentek Models 

Bentek Models

  • Bentek S/D Model:  +55 Bcf
  • Bentek Flow Model: +51 Bcf

  “While the abnormal weather was what pushed down this week’s estimate, the underlying dynamics are representative of what’s motivating the Platts Analytics forecast of 3.3 Tcf for October-ending inventories. Stronger power burn from coal retirements and low regional basis, in addition to the inevitable hiccups in production, are expected to keep inventories at record lows throughout the Summer.” - Bentek

Natural Gas Storage Forecasts


  • Bloomberg Survey +50
  • DJ Survey +52
  • Reuters Survey +56
  • Platts Survey +53

Banks and Brokers

  • Tim Evans Citigroup +57
  • Macquarie +52
  • Raymond James +50
  • TFS +57


  • AgWxMan +51
  • Jacob Meisel +54
  • Shane Bolling +
  • Genscape +42
  • Gabe Harris +48
  • Kidduff Report +61
  • Shura Li - Pira +54
  • Peter Marrin - SNL +
  • NG Junkie +
  • Norse +53
  • Andrea Paltry +52
  • Point Logic +53
  • RonH +
  • Schneider Electric +61
  • Donnie Sharp Huntsville +57
  • Trade Mechanics +53
  • Andy Wiessman +58

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



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




Nuclear Output - check daily with Ron @ronh999



Current Storage Level vs. Last Year; 5-Yr

  • Current Storage Level: 2,203 Bcf
  • Storage 2016/Same Week: 2928
  • 5Yr Avg/Same Week: 2722

Sources: TradersCommunity Research

From the Traders Community News Desk

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