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Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, and a premier source of benchmark price assessments for those commodity markets. 

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, July 27, 2016 - 3:00 AM
We've added 7 new points to our database in the last thirty days. Columbia Gas: 1 new point; Destin: 1 new point; Nat Fuel Production: 1 new point; Tennessee: 1 new point; Texas Eastern: 1 new point; Texas Gas: 1 new point; Transwestern: 1 new point.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 4:20 PM
Net exports to the United States reached their highest summer level this decade last week, as maintenance on the Rockies Express Pipeline prompted the US Midwest to source extra gas from East Canada to meet a supply shortfall. Data from Platts Analytics – Bentek Energy indicates that net exports to the US reached 8.15 Bcf/d on July 22, the highest level since January 2015 and the highest level during the summer months since August of 2009. This new five-year summer record was driven by maintenance on REX that dramatically cut Midwest supply from the US Northeast for several days. The drop in Midwest supply drove flows on Vector Pipeline to flip from exporting gas to Canada to importing back into Michigan. As such, total net exports to the US during the REX maintenance averaged 7.6 Bcf/d, over 1.5 Bcf/d stronger than July 1 – July 18 average
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 6:05 AM
On July 25, TransCanada began maintenance work on the Foothills system that will restrict throughput to the GTN Kingsgate interconnect for 38 days. Capacity has been notched down to 2.08 Bcf/d through the end of August, nearly 0.4 Bcf/d, or 19%, below normal. Previous work has reduced throughput at the Alberta/BC border to 2.26 Bcf/d for the past nine days, indicating the drop was only about 0.18 Bcf/d from recent operational allowances. Utilization on GTN at Kingsgate has averaged nearly 100% since July18 and will likely remain high as warm temperatures hit the west coast this week. The maintenance will allow for a slight increase in outflows from the Rockies via Ruby pipeline, which has averaged 763 MMcf/d over the past week, or just below 50% utilization.

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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*

07/08-07/14 Week
07/15-07/21 Forecast Week
BENTEK EIA Forecast
East 20 19 TBD
Midwest 19 16 TBD
South Central -3 -2 TBD
Mountain 3 2 TBD
Pacific -1 TBD
Total 39 34 N/A

Weekly forecast is available to subscribers on Tuesday morning. 

* All storage numbers are in BCF

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