Energy Market Update 7-26-2021

Electricity Markets

Forward electric markets saw some upward movement over the week across all markets.

Warmer temperatures earlier this week followed by more normal temperatures led to little volatility within the week.

Natural Gas Markets

NYMEX now is at or above 2014 levels for the remainder of 2021.


Futures as of 7/21/2021 versus previous week:

Aug-21 $3.959 $0.299
Sep-21 $3.938 $0.290
Oct-21 $3.935 $0.280
Nov-21 $3.99 $0.269
Dec-21 $4.084 $0.255
Jan-22 $4.141 $0.242
Natural Gas Inventory

As of Friday, July 16, 2021 working gas in storage was 2,678 Bcf. According to EIA estimates this represents a net increase of 49 Bcf from the previous week.

The Baker Hughes exploration gas count is up 3 from the previous week for a total of 104 rigs. This is 29 more rigs than the 75 in operation at this time one year ago.


Weather Update

Most of the CONUS will see warmer than normal temperatures this upcoming week.

National Weather Service Updates (NOAA)

Hurricane Watch: No Hurricanes

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Equatorial Pacific Outlook:

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Energy News

US reducing power sector CO2 emissions while growing economy: study The US power industry has been making steady progress reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with power sector carbon dioxide emissions decreasing about 10% between 2019 and 2020 because of a mixture of pandemic impacts, energy efficiency and fuel switching away from coal, a July 20 report said.

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