Cold Shots to Increase Late Week Demand, But….

Written by on January 8, 2019 in NatGasWeather - No comments

Tuesday, January 8: After very light demand to start the week, stronger demand will close the week as a decent cold shot sweeps across the Great Lakes and East. A reinforcing cold shot will follow late this weekend over the eastern US. These systems will increase national demand to near or slightly stronger than normal, which is better than it has been in recent weeks, but still not exceptionally cold, especially when considering the weather data favors another mild break returning Jan 16-19 for another round of lighter demand. What could be most important is the weather data is teasing polar air trying to push across the Canadian border into then northern and eastern US Jan 22-25 and where colder trends can quickly occur in time. We will be watching this closely as sustained cold will be needed to end bearish weather headwinds.


Jan 16-20: Mild high pressure is expected to return across most of the country with above normal temperatures for lght demand.


Jan 22-25: What the nat gas markets are going to care about most is whether frigid polar air can arriving into the US around Jan 22-25 as many of the weather models tease it. We will be watching this closely as colder trends can rapidly occur.

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