Working natural gas in storage currently stands at 2,354 Bcf, which is 671 Bcf (22.2%) lower than this time last year and 572 Bcf (19.5%) lower than the five year average.
The September 2018 NYMEX Futures price began the day around $2.95/MMBtu prior to the report’s release, but has since slightly decreased to $2.94/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