Energy Market Update 8-23-2021

Electricity Markets

Forward rates are down from last week, with a drop in NYSO and PJM markets, as the underlying cost of gas dropped over the report week.

Daily pricing remains volatile as temperatures spiked across the country.

Natural Gas Markets

NYMEX 2021 futures are no longer above 2014 highs in the near term as this week’s storage injection narrowed the gap between current and historic storage levels.


Futures as of 8/18/2021 versus previous week:




















Natural Gas Inventory

As of Friday, August 13, 2021 working gas in storage was 2,822 Bcf. According to EIA estimates this represents a net increase of 46 Bcf from the previous week.


The Baker Hughes exploration gas count is down from the previous week for a total of 97 rigs. This is 28 more rigs than the 69 in operation at this time one year ago.


Weather Update

Most of the CONUS will warmer than normal temperatures in the coming week.

National Weather Service Updates (NOAA)

Hurricane Watch: HENRI

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Equatorial Pacific Outlook:

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Energy News

New York activists target National Grid gas project after Williams shelves pipeline
New York — Emboldened by the recent cancellation of a fiercely disputed natural gas pipeline project, climate activists are now looking to defeat National Grid USA’s top alternative for addressing a downstate New York supply crunch.

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