Welcome to the first day of Fall. In the energy business, this time of year is also called "the shoulder season." The "shoulder season" refers to the calm weather period that lies between a hot summer and a cold winter. During this season, there is typically low energy demand for both heating and cooling which can place some downward pressure on energy prices.
When you hitch the start of a shoulder season to a slow economic forecast, the "bears" come out to play. Thus you may not be surprised to hear that energy prices fell for the third week in a row. The 12 month average price for natural gas on the NYMEX fell 3.2% and the 12 month average price for peak power on the PJM fell 1%. Additionally crude oil fell from $89/barrel to $80/barrel. Crude oil prices are trading near a 30 day low.
At the risk of being redundant, the bottom line for now is that natural gas supplies are still robust and energy demand is still weak. However, these conditions can change rapidly as Winter gets closer. Energy demand can spike rapidly once people start heating their homes.