Weekly Market Update- 4/1/2024

Electricity Markets

Forward markets stayed flat over the past week. Market outlook for the coming spring remains good amid strong gas storage surplus


Cooler weather returned briefly early week, causing spot pricing to increase slightly compared to previous weeks. Overall spot pricing continues to remain calm

Natural Gas Markets

The NYMEX had a strong close to finish out the April prompt month, closing at $1.57/dth. That is the lowest monthly close since Summer of 2020 and the second consecutive month that has closed below $1.70/dth. Forward market outlook remains good with natural gas currently at a near record surplus


Futures as of 3/28/2024 versus previous week:

May-24 $1.729 -$0.098
Jun-24 $1.965 -$0.084
Jul-24 $2.311 -$0.049
Aug-24 $2.412 -$0.035
Sep-24 $2.403 -$0.039
Oct-24 $2.498 -$0.031

Natural Gas Inventory 

Working gas in storage was 2,296 BCF as of Friday, March 22nd , according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 36 Bcf from the previous week.


The Baker Hughes exploration remained unchanged, for a total of 112 this week.

Weather Update

Temperatures will be above average in the Midwest, and below average in the Southeast and West Coast


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


News : Natural gas phaseout plan divides NY legislature during budget negotiation- Budget proposals from the New York State Senate and Assembly differed on a key matter of energy policy: Whether to overhaul the state’s foundational utility law in order to facilitate an orderly transition away from natural gas use.


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