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Normal winter weather could push US gas prices higher in Q1 2017

2016-11-17 07:12:27 EST

The winter approaches, more heating demand — and more natural gas demand — is expected to shape American markets, as Bob Yu demonstrates in an analysis of the fundamentals.


November 14, 2016
In October 2016, new gas balancing schemes were rolled out in Italy and Spain. We look at the initial impact on liquidity and the feedback from market participants.
November 10, 2016
It's a much different picture for American natural gas, coal and power than just a few days ago as the US energy industry eyes a future under President-elect Donald Trump.
November 09, 2016
In a special post-election episode of Capitol Crude, senior editors Brian Scheid and Meghan Gordon look at what impact Republican Donald Trump’s victory will have on US oil policy and markets.
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Feature: US Election 2016

November 09, 2016
Before November 8, 2016, markets were concerned that a victory for Republican Donald Trump would result in major changes in US trade and economic policy. Today, with Trump now heading for the White House, those markets have reacted.
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Iran's post-sanctions output growth could be at risk from US election
Iran, which has ramped up its oil production by about 1 million b/d since western sanctions were lifted in January, could see those gains evaporate if Donald Trump wins on November 8.
Gold prices swing on US election jitters, Brexit obstacle
Gold prices dropped as much as $20/oz November 3, before recovering to around $1,295/oz at 1430 GMT.

News Headlines

London (Platts)--2 Dec 2016 840 am EST/1340 GMT
The amount of gas used by UK natural gas-fired power plants to generate electricity has risen above 80 million cu m/d in recent days for the first time in at least six years, data from National Grid showed Friday.
Tokyo (Platts)--2 Dec 2016 839 am EST/1339 GMT
A Japanese delegation, comprising E&P and engineering companies, will visit Myanmar from Monday to examine upstream opportunities in the Southeast Asian nation.
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Price Focus

Spot natural gas prices throughout the Northeast have remained relatively low this winter as continued unseasonably mild weather has depressed regional gas demand. Prices have remained well below the double-digit dollar highs set during the prior two winters.

The Barrel Blog

November 18, 2016
Nigeria, mired in some of its toughest battles yet to halt resurgent militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta, is facing longer term threats to its oil wealth.
November 17, 2016
Many comments made during European Utility Week in Barcelona this week would make a gas producer’s blood run cold. Ross McCracken explains.
November 15, 2016
Since the victory of US President-elect Donald Trump last week, businesses and governments have been working overtime to try to discern exactly what his presidency might mean for a range of important policy areas.
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Published February 2016

Platts' methodology for assessing North American gas markets has developed over a number of years and draws on our experience in the global energy markets. Platts sets great importance on producing independent reports and assessments.

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