Thursday, January 31, 2013
CME Group: Natural Gas Inventory Withdrawal Below Market Consensus
Next week's inventory report is going to be based on a period that has experienced very warm weather over a major portion of the eastern half of the US and thus the inventory withdrawal is likely to underperform versus history. The latest NOAA six to ten day and eight to fourteen day forecasts remain bearish as they are both projecting above normal temperatures over a major portion of the US for the period February 4th through the 13th.
Inventory withdrawals are likely to underperform versus history during the aforementioned timeframe. With the longer range forecast projecting March to experience above normal temperatures over most of the US.... a sort of early spring.... that does not leave much potential for a sustained winter cold spell. The fundamentals remain bearish and are likely to stay bearish based on the current weather forecasts for the rest of the official heating season which end at the end of March.
Read the entire CME Group article and see Dominick Chirichellas detailed charts.
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Posted by Ray C. Parrish at 8:38 PM