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Platts acquired Bentek Energy in 2011. Bentek was a recognized leader in natural gas, oil and NGL market fundamental analysis with expertise in power, demand and other energy segments. Bentek provided a full range of products including daily market reports,online applications, comprehensive studies, consulting engagements and retainer services.

By combining the skills and experience of Bentek with Platts, we can now provide a deeper level of market data, news, and analysis, on a regional and global basis, to meet the needs of analysts and traders.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 6:00 AM
US dry gas production fell 0.2 Bcf/d from Tuesday’s year-to-date low to 70.1 Bcf/d and an increase in power burn led to an uptick in US demand and Canadian imports. A 0.3 Bcf/d drop in Southeast production drove US production to its new year-to-date low, as production on Destin in the Mississippi Offshore fell by 192 MMcf/d and the Jackson processing plant on Tennessee in the Texas Gulf Coast-Onshore fell by another 59 MMcf/d. US Powerburn increased 1.2 Bcf/d Wednesday to 28.4 Bcf/d, as warming temperatures in the Northeast brought about a regional increase of 1.5 Bcf/d to 7.4 Bcf/d. This increase in Northeast Power burn helped offset declines of 0.2 Bcf/d in the Northwest and Southeast. The warming in the Northeast is also likely what drove US imports from Canada to increase 0.3 Bcf/d to 6 Bcf/d, as imports at Waddington to Iroquois Pipeline increased 460 MMcf/d to 670 MMcf/d.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 6:00 AM
Recently, REX renegotiated a contract with its largest West-to-East shipper, Encana, which had just over 0.5 Bcf/d of contracts expiring in 2019, making up nearly one-third of REX’s total 1.75 Bcf/d of contracts expiring in 2019. The significantly lower renegotiated rates make shipping gas to the Midwest more economic as it will reduce sunk costs for shippers. Encana also has 200 MMcf/d worth of contracts that will expire in 2021 and another 500 MMcf/d set to expire in 2022. Bentek’s CellCAST estimates Midwest inflows from the Rockies will decline 27% from 2016 to 2017, dropping to just under 1.3 Bcf/d and will remain relatively flat through 2019. Note:  Benposium 2016 features analytical sessions from more than 15 Platts analysts over three days. Benposium will occur from June 13-15 at the Royal Sonesta Houston. For more info,  <a> click here</a>.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 5:55 AM
PG&E will finish unplanned maintenance at its Kettleman compressor station Wednesday, concluding work that has been ongoing since Friday and restricting capacity to 400 MMcf/d, or 34%, of its nameplate capacity. Receipts upstream of the Kettleman station, however, have averaged 491 MMcf/d since Friday, but deliveries to SoCal at the Kern River Station have averaged 216 MMcf/d over that period and brought flows though Kettleman to an average of 275 MMcf/d. Net flows through the Kettleman station averaged 285 MMcf/d in the two weeks leading up the maintenance and crossed the 400 MMcf/d threshold on three occasions, suggesting the maintenance has been placing some downward pressure on Baja Path receipts. Benposium 2016  features comprehensive analytical sessions from more than 15 Platts analysts over three days. This year, Benposium will occur from June 13-15 at the Royal Sonesta Houston. For more information and to register, please    <a>click here</a> .

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EIA Storage Comparison

Indices Chg Date
TX Intra Flow™ 2272 BBtu -47.82% 04/27
Gulf Production™ 6.2 BBtu -8.82% 04/22

Weekly Storage Forecast*

05/06-05/12 Week
05/13-05/19 Forecast Week
East 23 22 TBD
Midwest 26 24 TBD
South Central 20 17 TBD
Mountain 4 5 TBD
Pacific 6 5 TBD
Total 79 73 N/A

Weekly forecast is available to subscribers on Tuesday morning. 

* All storage numbers are in BCF

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