Working natural gas inventories currently stand at 2,767 Bcf. This figure is 415 Bcf (13.0%) less than this time last year and 382 Bcf (12.1%) below the five year average.
The February 2018 NYMEX Future was elevated at $3.01/MMBtu before the report’s release and has since increased even higher to $3.05/MMBtu.
Outlook for the Balance of Storage Season:
The graph below compares historical 12, 24 and 36 month strip prices and storage levels for the past 5 years.
The following table shows the injection numbers we will need to average by week to hit selected historical levels:
The following two graphs show current natural gas in storage compared to each of the last 5 years and weekly storage averages and patterns.
The graph below shows the injections through the current week over the past 5 years.
Finally, the graphics below depicts the 6 to 10 day temperature range outlook from the National Weather Service.
Current Week’s Outlook