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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:19 AM
- Atlantic Partial Sunrise - Atlantic Sunrise Update (pg. 5)
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 5:59 AM
West demand is forecast to average 7.5 Bcf/d Friday-Sunday (ICE weekend settle) and increase by 0.2 Bcf/d Monday, primarily driven by Southwest power burn. But the forecast is largely based off  recent sample performance and population-weighted temperatures which could indicate downside risk. Hydroelectric generation in both the BPA and CAISO have underperformed in the second half of April (see Weekly West Observer feature from April 26) but has crept upwards over the past three days. Western cash for the remainder of April traded down from Thursday by roughly five cents/MMBtu, as the weekend forecast for demand is down by 0.2 Bcf/d from gas day 27. Basis for Monday could face downward pressure, but the forecast peak for the Dalles Dam inflow is expected to occur on Saturday and return to the seven-day average by Monday.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 5:54 AM
The above-normal temperatures across the Northeast region which led to price falls for gas days 28-30 is expected to persist through Monday, demand for the first of the month is expected to come in at 13.9 Bcf/d for the region. The second half of next week, however, indicates a sharp drop in temperatures will keep res/comm demand in the mix, and total demand is expected to reach nearly 15.8 Bcf/d toward the end of next week. Res/comm demand is expected to rise to nearly 7.4 Bcf/d by next Thursday from 5.2 Bcf/d on May 1. On the supply side, while first of month nominations are notoriously difficult to forecast, should trends from April carry over into next month there may be continued upside for Northeast production, which is set to end April at its highest monthly average on record of 23.7 Bcf/d.

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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*

04/14-04/20 Week
04/21-04/27 Forecast Week
East 20 25 TBD
Midwest 17 17 TBD
South Central 27 22 TBD
Mountain 5 5 TBD
Pacific 6 5 TBD
Total 75 74 N/A

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* All storage numbers are in BCF

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