Weekly Market Update- 8/14/2023

Electricity Markets

Forward markets trended slightly upward this week, mainly driven by an increase in the NYMEX. Texas saw a sizable increase as a result of sustained heat that continues to grip the South. Not as many major swings in forward pricing in the Northeast as major heat is lacking in the region.


Temperatures cooled off this week, and spot pricing was calm as a result.

Natural Gas Markets

Near term Forward pricing years went up over the last week. Forward pricing years are beginning to consolidate as we near the start of the heating season. Supply and demand is tighter and storage is not as strong as it was last year at this point. Natural gas surpluses are less.


Futures as of 8/10/2023 versus previous week:

Sep-23 $2.891 +$0.350
Oct-23 $2.986 +$0.340
Nov-23 $3.384 +$0.343
Dec-23 $3.811 +$0.338
Jan-24 $3.994 +$0.295
Feb-24 $3.904 +$0.275

Natural Gas Inventory 

Working gas in storage was 3,030 BCF as of Friday, August 4th,  according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 29 Bcf from the previous week.


The Baker Hughes exploration decreased by 5 rigs, for a total of 123 this week.

Weather Update

Temperatures will be above average across the East Coast and Midwest, and below average across the Southwest


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


News : Texas grid hits another peak load record, set to tumble regularly through Aug. 15- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas set an unofficial record peak load of 83.9 GW on Aug. 7, which is forecast to be exceeded regularly through Aug.15 as a heat dome hits triple-digit highs across much of the state, bringing quadruple-digit real-time prices for almost two hours Aug. 7.  


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