Energy Update - 03/21/2022  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Green How You Clean
Editor's Note
•  Prices Up Again
•  Washington, D.C. Area Cooling/Heating Degree Days


Editor's Note

Prices Up Again

Week in review for March 13-19, 2022

Thursday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that working gas in storage as of Friday March 11, 2022, was 1,440 Bcf. This was a decrease of 79 Bcf from the previous week, higher than market expectations. Inventories are now 344 BCF lower than the same time last year, and 304 Bcf below the 5-year average, close to the 5-year minimum.  

Despite warm weather decreasing heating demand in the United States, prices were up for the week, riding the global commodity wave higher. The 12-month NYMEX natural gas strip (Apr22-Mar23) was up 6.6% and the 12-month PJM STD 7x24 up 3.6% for the week ending 3/17/2022.