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Will US natgas supply, power burn demand hit record levels this year?

August 20, 2015 (4:43)

North America started the summer with natural gas inventories below 5-year average levels, but production is growing, particularly in the Northeast.

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NYMEX September natural gas expires at $2.638/MMBtu, down 5.5 cents
Houston (Platts)--27 Aug 2015 454 pm EDT/2054 GMT
The NYMEX September natural gas futures contract rolled off the board at $2.638/MMBtu Thursday, down 5.5 cents, following a storage report that showed a build that was above analysts' expectations.
2015 UK natural gas storage stock year-on-year gap narrows to 6-month low
London (Platts)--27 Aug 2015 947 am EDT/1347 GMT
The annual gap between UK natural gas stocks this year compared to 2014 levels narrowed to a six-month low on Tuesday with strong injections in the second half of August despite storage spreads on the NBP hub less favorable than in previous months, data from the National Grid showed Thursday.
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News Feature: African Energy Outlook

August 20, 2015
Nigeria's president Buhari has more than lived up to his pledge to clean up the oil sector -- the sweeping changes across state oil firm NNPC in only a few months have been nothing short of staggering.
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Algeria has a lot riding on oil price recovery
It comes as little surprise that Algeria continues to be vocal about the need for action -- sooner rather than later -- to try to shore up low oil prices.
Chinese demand for Angolan crudes down on expected run cuts
Chinese refiners have slowed down their purchases of Angolan crudes after a buying spree earlier in the summer due to expected refinery run cuts.

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Slowing summer storage injections set stage for US gas markets this winter
August 19, 2015
The hot weather across parts of the US this summer has slowed natural gas storage injections and quieted forwards and spot markets, except for the Northeast.
Can combating climate change coexist with increased US oil production?
August 10, 2015
Platts senior editor Brian Scheid tackles a question that's key to the Obama administration: Whether the administration's climate goals are at odds with the ongoing shale boom.
Weak spot demand keeps Asian LNG prices rangebound
July 21, 2015
In Asia, summer is typically characterized by an increase in power demand. What makes this summer different and how is it affecting LNG prices?
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Price Focus

Spot natural gas prices in the US Gulf Coast made small moves in either direction Monday on cooler-than-normal weather forecasts around the country and weakness in the NYMEX February futures contract. The cash price at Henry Hub edged a couple of cents lower to average around $2.90/MMBtu on IntercontinentalExchange. New Orleans is forecast to see highs in the mid-50s Jan 13, about 7 degrees below normal.

The Barrel Blog

August 19, 2015
As many commodities are down at the moment, it is sometimes difficult to explain that one is down more than others and why it stands out from the pack.
August 18, 2015
Oman has expanded the number of countries to which it exports LNG to well beyond those with which it has long-term supply contracts.
August 03, 2015
When it comes to pursuing new offshore oil and natural gas production, the Atlantic Coast is proving to be a tough target.
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North American Natural Gas Markets methodology Published November 2014

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