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Platts acquired Bentek Energy in 2011. Bentek was a recognized leader in natural gas, oil and NGL market fundamental analysis with expertise in power, demand and other energy segments. Bentek provided a full range of products including daily market reports,online applications, comprehensive studies, consulting engagements and retainer services.

By combining the skills and experience of Bentek with Platts, we can now provide a deeper level of market data, news, and analysis, on a regional and global basis, to meet the needs of analysts and traders.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 6:00 AM
Enterprise announced Tuesday the start-up of its 200 MMcf/d cryogenic processing facility in Eddy County, New Mexico. The South Eddy plant delivers residue gas into the Transwestern and El Paso pipelines, delivering an average of 64 MMcf/d since EPNG’s receipt point first showed volumes April 26. EPNG has received an average of 24 MMcf/d from South Eddy, and has capacity to receive 442 MMcf/d from the processing plant. The TW receipt point on its recently commissioned Malaga Lateral has received an average of 40 MMcf/d since April 26, and can receive up to 200 MMcf/d. The combined residue capacity on the laterals to EPNG and TW exceeds the processing capacity of Enterprise’s processing plant three times over, leaving operational flexibility to shippers and provides optionality to increase capacity at the processing plant in the future. The New Mexico portion of the Permian now has nearly 2.2 Bcf/d of processing capacity, based on Bentek's NGL Facilities databank.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 5:55 AM
Northeast production was revised up 0.5 Bcf/d from Tuesday's evening cycle to the intraday 3 cycle, essentially making up for the entire decline between gas day 2 and 3. But for Wednesday's evening cycle production fell 0.4 Bcf/d, spread across PA South Dry for 0.2 Bcf/d, NE PA Dry, and various other declines that could be revised up in the intraday 3 cycle collection.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 5:50 AM
Comanche Trail Pipeline is hoping FERC takes quick action in its approval of the San Elizario Crossing Project, a proposed border crossing pipeline that would send up to 1.1 Bcf/d of natural gas across the border from Texas to Mexico. Comanche Trail noted that the established in-service date was January 2017, and in order to meet that schedule, it had originally expected to start construction in the first quarter of 2016 but is already behind on that schedule. Bentek estimates that April exports to Mexico averaged over 2.9 Bcf/d, the strongest month on record. This marks not only a 145 MMcf/d build over March but also nearly 1 Bcf/d above 2015 levels. Exports have begun the month of May even stronger, averaging 3.1 Bcf/d in the early days of this month. Bentek anticipates exports averaging over 3 Bcf/d through the end of the year and jumping to 3.4 Bcf/d next year. That said, there could be some downside risk to that outlook if projects such as this experience further delays.

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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*

04/15-04/21 Week
04/22-04/28 Forecast Week
BENTEK EIA Forecast
East 23 23 TBD
Midwest 15 16 TBD
South Central 23 25 TBD
Mountain 4 3 TBD
Pacific 6 6 TBD
Total 71 73 N/A

Weekly forecast is available to subscribers on Tuesday morning. 

* All storage numbers are in BCF

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