Natural gas injected into US underground storage fields the week ended April 9 dwarfed the five-year average once again, but the Henry Hub summer strip gained some ground while the latest forecasts for the end-of-season total neared 3.5 Tcf. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Inventories increased 61 Bcf to 1.845 Tcf, US Energy Information Administration data showed April 15. The build was less than the 65 Bcf addition expected by an S&P Global Platts’ survey of analysts, but it far surpassed the five-year average build of 26 Bcf, according to EIA data. The week ended April 9 spanned the Easter holiday, which typically produces notable decreases in demand. Total demand fell 6 Bcf/d, with residential and commercial losses accounting for 4.5 Bcf/d of the drop, according to Platts Analytics. While gas continued to take incremental market share from coal, lower power loads […]