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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:50 PM
Expansion projects on TransCanada’s NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd system and Westcoast Energy are positioned to add over a combined 1 Bcf/d of incremental receipt capacity along infrastructure straddling the British Columbia – Alberta border through the end of the year. Total West Canada production has held strong from the start of the year, avoiding much of the seasonal declines generally experienced this time of year, while rig counts have appeared to already bottom out from the spring breakup, leaving the outlook for production largely on the upswing without factoring in these expansions. Adding the new capacity to the mix places additional upside potential to production growth through the end of the year and into next winter with the exception of temporary maintenance induced declines.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:20 AM
Exports to Mexico from Texas have been over 3.7 Bcf/d for the past eight days, and hit a record 3.78 Bcf/d on May 16. This marks a gain of nearly 0.2 Bcf/d from its prior 21 day average, with an increasing sample of deliveries to NET Mexico accounting for the majority of gains within the sample. NGPL deliveries into NET Mexico have averaged 324 MMcf/d over the past week, an increase of 50 MMcf/d from its 30-day average.  Meanwhile, TGP deliveries into NET Mexico are nearing capacity of 513 MMcf/d, averaging 597 MMcf/d over the past week and reaching 500 MMcf/d for gas day 23. There have also been gains at TGP’s interconnect with Gasducto Del Rio in Rio Bravo, Texas, increasing 19 MMcf/d over its 30-day average over the past week. The gains from export points in South Texas have offset slight declines in West Texas, where El Paso exports into the Samalayuca Pipeline have declined 17 MMcf/d below its 30-day average.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:50 AM
So far this month, Denver-Julesburg production has lagged behind May 2016 levels by about 44 MMcf/d. While this is not a huge volumetric impact, it joins February 2017 as one of only two months since 2014 that have suffered declines compared with the prior year. Volumes are down primarily at the Fort Lupton processing plant on CIG, which is averaging about 34 MMcf/d below last year's levels for the month of May. Looking at a more near-term trend, the weakness so far this month also marks the first time that DJ production has fallen month on month since the start of the year, currently averaging about 22 MMcf/d below April levels, even dropping as low as 1.52 Bcf/d this week. Limitations in the DJ are a large driver of overall production declines month on month in the Rockies, falling from 7.7 Bcf/d to 7.6 Bcf/d this month to date.

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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*

05/05-05/11 Week
05/12-05/18 Forecast Week
East 18 17 TBD
Midwest 19 16 TBD
South Central 20 23 TBD
Mountain 5 6 TBD
Pacific 6 6 TBD
Total 68 68 N/A

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* All storage numbers are in BCF

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