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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, May 27, 2016 - 12:15 PM
FERC approves Texas Gas request for early in-service for final piece of OH-LA Access  (page 2)
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Total US supply averaged 76.4 Bcf/d this week, a decline of 0.4 Bcf/d from last week. US dry gas production averaged 70.8 Bcf/d for the week of May 27, down 0.3 Bcf/d from the week prior and was the lowest weekly average of 2016. Tuesday, May 24, set a new year-to-date production low of 70.3 Bcf/d. Northeast production saw the biggest week-over-week decline, falling by 275 MMcf/d to 21.97 Bcf/d, the lowest weekly average for the region since January. US temperatures rose by 5.6 degrees Fahrenheit week over week driving nationwide ResComm demand down by 3.7 Bcf/d. The Midcon Market, Northeast, and Midcon Producing regions saw the largest decreases in ResComm demand from last week, dropping by 1.9 Bcf/d, 1.4 Bcf/d, and 0.4 Bcf/d, respectively. These declines helped to offset a ResComm increase of 0.4 Bcf/d from the Southeast. Imports from Canada and exports to Mexico each declined by 0.1 Bcf/d week over week.
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:15 AM
REX released its most recent status report for its Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement project with FERC for the week ended Wednesday May 25, which reported that four of the five compressor stations that require work have begun excavation for piping and valves. Hamilton compressor station is the only one where construction activity hasn’t occurred yet, which is likely due to it not requiring additional horsepower for compression like the other stations. The other stations being Chandlersville, Columbus, Washington Court House and St. Paul. The ISD for this project remains Q4 of this year and could see a quick ramp up in utilization as winter demand will likely be on the rise. Note: in observance of Memorial Day and financial market closure, Bentek will not publish reports on Monday, May 30.  Publications will resume on Tuesday, May 31.

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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*

05/13-05/19 Week
05/20-05/26 Forecast Week
East 21 21 TBD
Midwest 23 23 TBD
South Central 14 17 TBD
Mountain 5 5 TBD
Pacific 5 5 TBD
Total 68 71 N/A

Weekly forecast is available to subscribers on Tuesday morning. 

* All storage numbers are in BCF

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