Weekly Market Update- 3/6/2023

Electricity Markets

Forward Markets across all regions trended upward to levels not seen in almost 2 months. The market has rebounded slightly as cool weather is forecasted over the short term, but natural gas storage remains strong which should help the underlying cost of gas.

Another brief cold snap moved through the Northeast and brought volatility to spot pricing.

Natural Gas Markets

All forward markets remain stable week-over-week. Global demand for LNG is putting upward pressure on forward markets, and now remains an optimal time to lock in forward contracts across all terms.


Futures as of 3/2/2023 versus previous week:

Apr-23 $2.778 $0.164
May-23 $2.920 $0.153
Jun-23 $3.110 $0.161
Jul-23 $3.287 $0.175
Aug-23 $3.330 $0.174
Sep-23 $3.289 $0.420

Natural Gas Inventory 

Working gas in storage was 2,114 BCF as of Friday, February 24th, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 81 Bcf from the previous week.


The Baker Hughes exploration gas increased by 3 rigs for a total of 154 this week. There are 127 additional rigs in operation than at this time one year ago.

Weather Update

Temperatures across the majority of the country will be below average.


Hurricane Watch:  Click here to view the National Hurricane Center site.


News : Interstate natural gas pipeline additions in 2022 least since 1995: EIA- New data from the Energy Information Administration shows that 2022 saw the lowest amount of pipeline capacity entering service since 1995, theearliest year for which data is available, highlighting the difficulty in building major gas pipelines often referenced by industry groups.

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