Energy Market Update 7-6-2021

Electricity Markets

The heat wave caused an increase in demand, which led to a run up in forward electric rates across all markets.


An extended warm spell caused a lot of volatility in the daily electric markets.


Natural Gas Markets

The NYMEX remains elevated throughout the rest of 2021 and is closing in on 2014 pricing.



Futures as of 6/30/2021 versus previous week:

Aug-21 $3.650 $0.298
Sep-21 $3.624 $0.291
Oct-21 $3.619 $0.276
Nov-21 $3.658 $0.264
Dec-21 $3.743 $0.248
Jan-22 $3.807 $0.169
Natural Gas Inventory


As of Friday, June 25, 2021 working gas in storage was 2,558 Bcf. According to EIA estimates this represents a net increase of 76 Bcf from the previous week. This is the first time in weeks the injection has been higher than both last year and the 5 year average.


The Baker Hughes exploration gas count is up 1 from the previous week for a total of 98 rigs. This is 23 more rigs than the 75 in operation at this time one year ago.



Weather Update

Extreme heat will continue for much of the west coast while the rest of the CONUS will see average to below average temperatures.


National Weather Service Updates (NOAA)



Hurricane Watch: Hurricane Elsa

Click here to view the National Hurricane Center site.

Equatorial Pacific Outlook:

Click here to view La Nina and El Nino status.

Energy News

Biden, senators reach deal containing tens of billions for energy infrastructure. President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators reached an agreement on an infrastructure package that includes tens of billions in energy infrastructure funding.

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