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Market Recap Analytic Report (Weekly) - US balance tightens as production flattens, power burn rises
The market tightened week-on-week as power demand lifted overall US demand and average US dry production remained relatively flat. US dry gas ...more
Southeast/Gulf Expansions (Biweekly) - SONAT seeks FERC approval for Zone 3 expansion project
Corpus Christi signs contract with EDF Trading for 0.77 mtpa (page 2)
West Observer - Baja Path flows fall despite higher CA/SW demand
Baja Path throughput has fallen over the last three days to an average of 486 MMcf/d, 197 MMcf/d below the prior week. PG&E has relied heavily ...more
Northeast Observer - Northeast production hits a new high of 16.6 Bcf/d
Northeast production continues to grow at a torrid pace, reaching a new high of 16.6 Bcf/d on July 23. Increases over the past seven days are ...more
Texas Observer - Waha cash basis strong on increasing western flows
Waha cash basis came in at -$0.01 on Friday after turning positive for a while on Thursday. This represents a strong period for a hub that tends ...more
Rockies Observer - SW Outflows to remain elevated; WIC maintenance begins next week
Warmer weather in the Southwest will linger through next week and continue to support Rockies outflows to the region. Rockies Southwest/California ...more
Midcon Observer - NGPL force majeure continues to displace Anadarko-OK volumes
NGPL continues to shut in receipt points along its Segment 3 from Compressor Station 156 in Washita County to Station 158 in Custer County, Oklahoma. ...more
Supply/Demand Balance Analytic Report - Total supply continues slide
Total supply is down 620 MMcf/d day-on-day as US production is down another 0.2 Bcf/d after Thursday's 0.6-Bcf/d net decline and Canadian imports ...more
Gulf Coast Production Analytic Report - Transco finishes maintenances, regional boost
Gulf production on Friday recovered from some maintenance-related losses, rising by 166 MMcf from Thursday to 6.07 Bcf. Offshore production made ...more
Canadian Observer - Suppressed US demand should promote strong weekend storage builds
Milder weather is expected to enter the eastern US over the weekend, cutting Midwest and Northeast demand by about 1.2 Bcf/d and 1.8 Bcf/d below ...more
Southeast/Gulf Observer - Power burn remains weak despite low Henry Hub cash
The Henry Hub cash price has fallen 60 cents since the beginning of July to $3.80 on Friday. While the sharp decline in natural gas prices makes ...more
Southeast/Gulf Observer (Weekly) -
Southeast power burn hits its weekly peak on Wednesday at 8.71 Bcf/d, almost 1 Bcf/d higher than its average forecasted level until Sunday, as ...more
Rockies Observer (Weekly) - Powder River associated gas growing but not enough to offset CBM declines
Within the Powder River basin, top operators by rig count have reported strong 30-day IP rates this July. Chesapeake Energy, which is currently ...more
Industrial End Users Analytic Report - Engineering, construction deal reached for Indiana fertilizer plant
Midwest Fertilizer's plan to build a $1.6-billion nitrogen fertilizer complex in southern Indiana has moved forward. The previously delayed project, ...more
Southeast/Gulf Observer - Production falls 0.35 Bcf as offshore pulls down Southeast output
Southeast production on Thursday fell 348 MMcf from Wednesday to 11.23 Bcf as offshore production continues its maintenance-related decline and ...more
West Observer - Rockies exports to Southwest surge
The current heat wave in the Southwest continues to support Rockies inflows into the region, averaging 2.7 Bcf/d over the past three days, 263 ...more
Texas Observer - Permian production continues to rise
Production in the Permian Basin continues to reach new heights, as producers build on a run that began in early 2011. Year-to-date production ...more
Northeast Observer - Seneca III processing plant in start-up mode; Houston plant back online
Markwest announced that its Seneca III processing plant is now in start-up mode, thus increasing nameplate capacity from 400 MMcf/d to 600 MMcf/d.  ...more
Power Burn Analytic Report - Midwest nuclear outages down 85% from July 2013
As nuclear outages fall to a seasonal low, outages so far this month have been 44% below last year’s levels. The largest change was in the Midwest, ...more
Rockies Observer - Bakken flaring restrictions likely to displace Rockies outflows
Rockies outflows to Northern Border via Williston Basin (WBI) and Bison pipelines could face competition from incremental Bakken production as ...more
Gulf Coast Production Analytic Report - Transco maintenance plagues offshore production, down 283 MMcf/d
Gulf production on Thursday fell 305 MMcf to 5.9 Bcf, with the majority of the losses realized in the offshore regions, which declined to 3.41 ...more
Supply/Demand Balance Analytic Report - US production dips below 68 Bcf
Dry gas production volumes plummeted 620 MMcf/d to 67.6 Bcf/d, marking the first time production has dipped below 68 Bcf/d since July 8. The ...more
Canadian Observer - Blackspring Ridge Wind Project officially dedicated in Alberta
EDF EN Canada and Enbridge last week dedicated the 300-MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project in Vulcan County, Alberta, the largest investment in ...more
Midcon Observer - Panhandle-TxOk cash price boosted amid warmer temperatures
Midcon demand in the producing region has averaged 2.8 Bcf/d since Monday, nearly 400 MMcf/d above last week's average and is forecast to rise ...more
West Observer (Weekly) - Portion of Sierrita Gas Pipeline granted approval for construction
FERC approved Tuesday construction of a key portion of Kinder Morgan's proposed Sierrita Gas Pipeline. The full 200 MMcf/d-capacity pipeline ...more
Northeast Observer (Weekly) - Operations resume at Houston plant; Dominion inventories rising
MarkWest indicated that operations have resumed at its Houston III processing plant after it was shut down on May 28 due to damages in its head ...more
Canadian Observer - Attractive summer-to-winter spread continues to fuel strong Dawn injections
Beginning July 13, Eastern Canada storage inventories flipped from a deficit to a surplus compared with last year and have continued to extend ...more
Northeast Observer - Kinder Morgan expects FID for Utica NGL pipeline by summer's end
Kinder Morgan explained in its 2Q2014 earnings call that it plans to make an investment decision about the Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline (UMTP) ...more
West Observer - Texas outflows to the Southwest continue streak
The historic streak of net outflows from Texas to the Southwest continues, with net flows reaching
Rockies Observer - REX moves ahead on East-to-West project filing
On July 21 REX Pipeline announced it was providing FERC with engineering flow models of its existing and proposed system operations, as part ...more


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