Working natural gas in storage currently stands at 2,568 Bcf, which is 643 Bcf (20.0%) lower than this time last year and 590 Bcf (18.7%) lower than the five-year average.
The October 2018 NYMEX Futures price began the day around $2.79/MMBtu prior to the report’s release, but has since dropped to $2.77/MMBtu after the report was posted.
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