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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:35 PM
US dry gas production averaged about 72 Bcf/d throughout the week, suggesting an increase of 0.3 Bcf/d from the prior seven days. Both the West and South regions grew by about 0.1 Bcf/d over this span. Despite production growth, total supply is down by about 0.2 Bcf/d as Canadian Imports accounted for  a week on week drop of 0.5 Bcf/d.  As for the demand side,  power burn fell to an average of  33.4 Bcf/d on notably cooler temperatures.  Last week power burn jumped to an average of 37.8 Bcf/d with US temps averaging approximately 79 degrees Fahrenheit before dropping to 76 F over the past seven days.  Regional power demand declines were led by the Northeast at about1.5 Bcf/d, the Southwest at about 0.7 Bcf/d, and the Midcon Market at about 0.9 Bcf/d. Despite modest week over week gains in Industrial, ResComm, and Exports to Mexico, total demand is down about 4.2 Bcf/d from the prior seven day's average.
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 6:10 AM
Westcoast Pipeline recently announced a maintenance event that will limit Canadian volumes into the PNW. Flows into the PNW on Westcoast at Sumas have averaged 1.2 Bcf/d over the past month, but restrictions at station 4B South will be as follows: 1.17 Bcf/d (August 29-31), 1.02 Bcf/d (Sept 1-6), 1.22 Bcf/d (Sept 7–27), 1.52 Bcf/d (Sept 28–29), 1.6 Bcf/d (Sept 30). This drop in Canadian supply could leave room for incremental Rockies supply in the PNW over this span and provide some potential regional price strengthening. Rockies outflows to the PNW have increased to 720 MMcf/d since the maintenance on Ruby earlier this week, a 30 MMcf/d increase from the 30-day average. The last time 4B South capacity was brought down to this level was from June 19 to July 1 as Canadian imports on Westcoast dipped to an average of 869 MMcf/d.
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 5:55 AM
West demand was forecast to fall to 9.9 Bcf/d this weekend, down 0.5 Bcf/d from Friday and 0.6 Bcf/d from the seven-day average. Temperatures were expected to cool slightly across both the PNW and CA/SW regions, with the former falling from nearly 5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal Friday to 2 F below normal over the weekend, while the latter will fall 3-5.5 F below normal over the same period. Questar's maintenance has ended on time and allowed for a slight bump in Green River Overthrust production, which has been down roughly 100 MMcf/d Tuesday to Wednesday. Nominations were allowed to increase for intraday 1 cycle on gas day 25. Opal basis strengthened to minus 15 cents Wednesday to Thursday, but faced downward pressure to minus 22 cents/MMBtu today and may slip further as demand wanes and production returns over the weekend.

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EIA Storage Comparison

Indices Chg Date
TX Intra Flow™ 2272 BBtu -47.82% 04/27
Gulf Production™ 6.2 BBtu -8.82% 04/22

Weekly Storage Forecast*

08/12-08/18 Week
08/19-08/25 Forecast Week
East 14 12 TBD
Midwest 20 14 TBD
South Central -22 -14 TBD
Mountain 1 2 TBD
Pacific -4 -3 TBD
Total 9 11 N/A

Weekly forecast is available to subscribers on Tuesday morning. 

* All storage numbers are in BCF

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