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Natural Gas Market News and Commentary

Feb Nymex natural gas (NGG19) on Thursday closed up by +0.029 (+0.86%). Nat-gas prices moved higher Thursday on concern that an anticipated cold snap for the lower-48 states will drain nat-gas stockpiles that are already near a 16-year low. Feb nat-gas is modestly below Tuesday's 3-week high on the outlook for a polar weather pattern to bring much colder-than-normal temperatures into the U.S. next week. NOAA has projected below-normal temperatures for the next 8 to 14 days for the central U.S. and Radiant Solutions forecasts "sizable changes in the colder direction" of below-normal temperatures from Jan 24-28 with freezing weather projected to reach as far south as Houston. Another positive for nat-gas prices is reduced U.S. nat-gas output after Thursday's data showed that lower-48 state nat-gas production fell for a third day to a 1-1/2 week low of 84.133 bcf. Thursday's weekly EIA inventory data showed U.S. nat-gas inventories fell -81 bcf, right on expectations although a much smaller draw than the 5-year average for this time of year of -218 bcf. U.S. nat-gas inventories remained tight at -2.0% y/y at 2.533 bcf as of Jan 11, which is -11.4% below the 5-year average.
Crude and Gasoline Market News and Commentary

Feb WTI crude oil (CLG19) on Thursday closed down -$0.24 (-0.46%) per barrel and Mar Brent crude (CBH19) closed down -$0.14 (-0.23%). Feb RBOB gasoline (RBG19) closed up +1.41 cents per gallon (+1.00%). A rally in the dollar index to a 1-1/2 week high Thursday put pressure on the energy complex. Also, negative carry-over from Wednesday's EIA data weighed on energy prices after U.S. crude production increased +1.7% w/w to a record 11.9 million bpd (for the week of Jan 11) and after EIA gasoline inventories rose +7.5 million bbl to a 23-month high. Crude prices recovered most of their losses Thursday and gasoline moved higher after OPEC Dec compliance with its crude production cuts rose to 163% from 112% in Nov, the most in 8 months. Another supportive factor was data that showed OPEC Dec crude output fell -751,000 bpd to 31.58 million bpd, the biggest monthly decline in nearly two years, led by a -468,000 bpd cut in crude production from Saudi Arabia. In addition, weekly U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly fell -3,000 to a 5-week low of 213,000, a sign of economic strength that is positive for energy demand.
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