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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.

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:25 PM
NNG receives FERC Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity  (page 2)
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 2:15 PM
-REX Zone 3 Expansion may provide relief to Dominion South prices (pg. 5)
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 10:20 AM
US production gained 0.2 Bcf/d week-over-week, split evenly between the Midcon and Southeast with an offsetting decline of 0.1 Bcf/d in the Northeast. Maintenance at the Sherwood processing plant in Doddridge County, WV went into effect during the ID1 cycle on Thursday 6/23, causing production shut-ins of 850 MMcf/d with an unknown end date. Furthermore, additional declines in the Northeast can possibly be attributed to heavy flooding in West Virginia, as described in a critical notice from Columbia Gas, which pushed total production declines in the Northeast to 1.1 Bcf/d on 6/24. US demand notched up nearly 2 Bcf/d week-over-week, reaching an all-time high during June of 68.9 Bcf/d on Monday and will likely set a record average for June given the 7-day forecast of 66.3 Bcf/d and the current month-to-date average of 64.6 Bcf/d. Power demand drove the gains over the past two weeks, increasing by 2.5 Bcf/d and set a year-to-date high of 36 Bcf/d on Monday. Population-weighted temperatures are expected to rebound from a low of 75.7 degrees F on 6/24 to above 78 degrees F by 6/27, which is near the same levels that caused the previously mentioned MTD high. The market will likely tighten considerably over the next few days as Northeast production faces an uncertain recovery timeline and warm weather returns to finish out the month.

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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*

06/10-06/16 Week
06/17-06/23 Forecast Week
BENTEK EIA Forecast
East 27 27 TBD
Midwest 22 21 TBD
South Central 2 TBD
Mountain 6 6 TBD
Pacific 6 6 TBD
Total 61 62 N/A

Weekly forecast is available to subscribers on Tuesday morning. 

* All storage numbers are in BCF

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