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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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Friday, December 09, 2016 - 1:26 PM
- Possible Impacts of the REX Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement (pg. 5)
Friday, December 09, 2016 - 1:21 PM
Gulf South commences construction on Coastal Bend facilities (page 2)
Friday, December 09, 2016 - 11:01 AM
Total demand increased by 13.2 Bcf/d this week as winter conditions settled in over much of the US, bringing increased demand across the entire spectrum.  ResComm demand increased by 10.0 Bcf/d week over week, while power burn and industrial increased by 2.0 Bcf/d and 0.8 Bcf/d, respectively.  The 89.9 Bcf/d of domestic demand marked the highest weekly level since the week ending February 18. Regional temperatures dropped by 10 degrees F in the Midwest, Midcon Producing, Rockies, and Texas, while Northeast average temperatures declined by 6 degrees F and Southeast fell by 4 degrees F.  Production declined by 0.6 Bcf/d and imports from Canada only made up for half the production decline, leading to a significantly tighter market week over week that encouraged a widespread price rally.  Henry Hub cash prices increased by an average of $0.64 week over week, and rallied $1.02 from last week's low of $2.74 to settle at $3.76 for GD 8, marking the highest cash price at the Gulf Coast benchmark since December 2, 2014.  Based on current weather forecasts, US demand is projected to average 102.5 Bcf/d during the week ending Dec 16, an additional 12.6 Bcf/d of demand from this week.

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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*

11/25-12/01 Week
12/02-12/08 Forecast Week
East -9 -13 TBD
Midwest -18 -18 TBD
South Central 1 -4 TBD
Mountain -4 -2 TBD
Pacific -5 -5 TBD
Total -35 -42 N/A

Weekly forecast is available to subscribers on Tuesday morning. 

* All storage numbers are in BCF

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