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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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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:25 AM
Northeast production reached an all-time high of 21.5 Bcf/d on Nov 11/22 as colder temperatures blanketed the region over the past few days. The increase was driven by receipts from TETCO in Appalachian PA South, but were none of the listed meters from the project shipper contracts.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 7:05 AM
Southwest demand is expected to increase to over 12 Bcf/d during the Holiday weekend as temperatures fall to low-50s, while demand in the Pacific Northwest is expected to stay relatively flat with average temperatures in the mid-30s.  Southwest demand is forecasted to peak on Saturday just above 12 Bcf/d, or 3 Bcf/d above the 7-day average.  Bentek’s current 14-day forecast expects Southwest demand will fluctuate 1.5 Bcf/d from its peak to trough over the Thursday through Monday period, which are the flow dates for today’s cash price settlements.  This will likely cause price volatility in today’s trading, specifically with hubs within the Southwest, while the PNW will likely be less volatile as demand is expected to fluctuate less than 0.1 Bcf/d over the extended holiday weekend.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 6:00 AM
Flow into Ontario on Vector Pipeline rose sharply Tuesday to 1.2 Bcf/d, about 400 MMcf/d higher than the week prior, as lower demand in the Midwest reduced prices at the Chicago city-gates, enticing buyers in East Canada to source supply from Chicago instead of Dawn storage. Prices at Dawn and Chicago are averaging $2.35 and $2.15, respectively, in November, putting both hubs down about 25 cents from their October average. Demand in the Midwest is expected to fall roughly 3 Bcf/d by Thursday to 12.5 Bcf/d, before picking up to average 15 Bcf/d from Friday through the end of the month. These small demand gains are unlikely to strengthen Chicago prices enough to keep supplies in the Midwest. Ontario imports will likely remain strong through the end of November. Dawn storage, which currently totals 256 Bcf or about 14 Bcf higher than the five-year high, might enter December in excess of 250 Bcf, or more than 10 Bcf higher than the previous five-year high set in 2011. Dawn prompt fixed-forward prices are trading at just $2.49, or 15 cents lower than where prices started the month. Prices are likely to continue declining until winter demand increases substantially.

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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*

11/06-11/12 Week
11/13-11/19 Forecast Week
East 4 5 TBD
Midwest 10 7 TBD
South Central 11 7 TBD
Mountain -1 -3 TBD
Pacific -1 -1 TBD
Total 23 15 N/A

Weekly forecast is available to subscribers on Tuesday morning. 

* All storage numbers are in BCF

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