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Rockies Observer - Wattenburg Plant maintenance continues; DJ production rerouted
Denver-Julesberg (DJ) Basin sample production rebounded over the weekend, despite the continuation of maintenance at Anadarko's Wattenburg Processing ...more
Northeast Observer - Spectra Energy announces two new proposed backhaul projects
Spectra Energy launched two open seasons on July 25 for new backhaul projects totaling 520  MMcf/d geared toward growing supply from the Utica ...more
West Observer - Demand heads higher, placing upward pressure on cash basis
A spell of warmer weather has engulfed the West, lifting CA/SW demand and likely causing upside in West cash basis. CA/SW demand touched 9.3 ...more
Southeast/Gulf Observer - TETCO announces open season for pair of backhaul projects
Texas Eastern announced two open seasons on Friday for new backhaul projects totaling 520 MMcf/d geared toward growing supply from the Utica ...more
Texas Observer - Texas City eyed for $4.5 billion methanol plant
Chinese investors have identified a 900-acre parcel in Texas City for developing a $4.5 billion methanol plant that would consume 625 MMcf/d ...more
Supply/Demand Balance Analytic Report - Total demand drops 1.6 Bcf/d
Total demand dropped 1.6 Bcf/d to 61.2 from Friday’s levels, largely driven by cooler air moving through the middle of the country east. Texas ...more
Power Burn Analytic Report - Power burn dropped 1.7 Bcf/d from Sunday
US power burn dropped 1.7 Bcf/d from Sunday, or 1.0 Bcf/d from Friday. The drop in Monday's evening cycle is likely due to falling temperatures ...more
Canadian Observer - Weekend storage injections ramp up amid low demand
Over the weekend, Bentek estimates that western Canada storage injections ramped up to 1.7 Bcf/d, roughly 0.3 Bcf/d above the previous 30-day ...more
Midcon Observer - ONEOK Partners announces new Anadarko-OK processing plant
ONEOK Partners has announced plans to construct the Knox plant, a new 200-MMcf/d natural gas processing facility, in Grady and Stephens counties, ...more
Industrial End Users Analytic Report - US methanol production to meet growing demand in China
Four methanol plants backed by Chinese investors have been announced in the US. By 2018, all four are expected to come online, representing gas ...more
Gulf Coast Production Analytic Report - Total Gulf output climbed 190 MMcf/d over weekend
Total Gulf production gained 190 MMcf/d to 6.42 Bcf/d, from Friday's 6.23 Bcf/d. The offshore region made up the entire increase, up 272 MMcf/d ...more
Northeast Observer Expansions (Biweekly) - Special Feature: Southbound constraints, Southeast demand may hinder upstream pipe expansions
TCO requests FERC's authorization to place a portion of the West Side project into service (pg. 4)
Market Recap Analytic Report (Weekly) - US balance loosens slightly as production rises, res/comm declines
The market loosened week-on-week as US dry production increased slightly and overall US demand declined. US dry gas production reached an all-time ...more
Southeast/Gulf Expansions (Biweekly) - SONAT seeks FERC approval for Zone 3 expansion project
Corpus Christi signs contract with EDF Trading for 0.77 mtpa (page 2)
West Observer - Baja Path flows fall despite higher CA/SW demand
Baja Path throughput has fallen over the last three days to an average of 486 MMcf/d, 197 MMcf/d below the prior week. PG&E has relied heavily ...more
Northeast Observer - Northeast production hits a new high of 16.6 Bcf/d
Northeast production continues to grow at a torrid pace, reaching a new high of 16.6 Bcf/d on July 23. Increases over the past seven days are ...more
Texas Observer - Waha cash basis strong on increasing western flows
Waha cash basis came in at -$0.01 on Friday after turning positive for a while on Thursday. This represents a strong period for a hub that tends ...more
Rockies Observer - SW Outflows to remain elevated; WIC maintenance begins next week
Warmer weather in the Southwest will linger through next week and continue to support Rockies outflows to the region. Rockies Southwest/California ...more
Midcon Observer - NGPL force majeure continues to displace Anadarko-OK volumes
NGPL continues to shut in receipt points along its Segment 3 from Compressor Station 156 in Washita County to Station 158 in Custer County, Oklahoma. ...more
Supply/Demand Balance Analytic Report - Total supply continues slide
Total supply is down 620 MMcf/d day-on-day as US production is down another 0.2 Bcf/d after Thursday's 0.6-Bcf/d net decline and Canadian imports ...more
Gulf Coast Production Analytic Report - Transco finishes maintenances, regional boost
Gulf production on Friday recovered from some maintenance-related losses, rising by 166 MMcf from Thursday to 6.07 Bcf. Offshore production made ...more
Canadian Observer - Suppressed US demand should promote strong weekend storage builds
Milder weather is expected to enter the eastern US over the weekend, cutting Midwest and Northeast demand by about 1.2 Bcf/d and 1.8 Bcf/d below ...more
Southeast/Gulf Observer - Power burn remains weak despite low Henry Hub cash
The Henry Hub cash price has fallen 60 cents since the beginning of July to $3.80 on Friday. While the sharp decline in natural gas prices makes ...more
Southeast/Gulf Observer (Weekly) -
Southeast power burn hits its weekly peak on Wednesday at 8.71 Bcf/d, almost 1 Bcf/d higher than its average forecasted level until Sunday, as ...more
Rockies Observer (Weekly) - Powder River associated gas growing but not enough to offset CBM declines
Within the Powder River basin, top operators by rig count have reported strong 30-day IP rates this July. Chesapeake Energy, which is currently ...more
Industrial End Users Analytic Report - Engineering, construction deal reached for Indiana fertilizer plant
Midwest Fertilizer's plan to build a $1.6-billion nitrogen fertilizer complex in southern Indiana has moved forward. The previously delayed project, ...more
Southeast/Gulf Observer - Production falls 0.35 Bcf as offshore pulls down Southeast output
Southeast production on Thursday fell 348 MMcf from Wednesday to 11.23 Bcf as offshore production continues its maintenance-related decline and ...more
West Observer - Rockies exports to Southwest surge
The current heat wave in the Southwest continues to support Rockies inflows into the region, averaging 2.7 Bcf/d over the past three days, 263 ...more
Texas Observer - Permian production continues to rise
Production in the Permian Basin continues to reach new heights, as producers build on a run that began in early 2011. Year-to-date production ...more
Northeast Observer - Seneca III processing plant in start-up mode; Houston plant back online
Markwest announced that its Seneca III processing plant is now in start-up mode, thus increasing nameplate capacity from 400 MMcf/d to 600 MMcf/d.  ...more


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