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  • Last week the NYMEX natural gas market played tug o’ war with the $4.00 price point. The Oct-14 prompt month saw $4.00 as a cap and the market would start to fall when this point was near, but Jan-15 and Feb-15 saw $4.00 as a floor and the market would start to rebound when these con-tracts approached it.
  • Thursday’s injection report instigated a bearish reaction on the market when it announced that 92 BCF had been injected into storage. This injection exceeded all expectations and is more than 50% higher than the 5 year average.
  • Power prices followed suit with natural gas as markets experienced gains between 1% and 2%. New York City was once again an outlier with a 2.3% gain.
  • The NYMEX isn’t the only thing that has been volatile as of late. As the shoulder months between summer and winter arrive, forecasts are regularly shifting between cool and warm weather.

Daily Natural Gas Settlements

Daily Natural Gas Settlements 9.15

Last Week on the NYMEX

Last Week on the NYMEX 9.15

Natural Gas in US Storage

Natural Gas in US Storage 9.15

Weekly Commodity Changes in Power Markets

Weekly Commodity Changes in Power Markets 9.15

NOAA 6-10 Day Outlook

NOAA's 6-10 Day Outlook 9.15

The comments made above regarding the NYMEX futures market are the sole opinion of the author, not necessarily the opinions of Interstate Gas Supply, its officers or its employees. Information provided in this “Market Update” is for illustration purposes only, and neither the author nor Interstate Gas Supply shall be liable for any information contained herein.

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