U.S. gas futures pressed greater on Thursday morning, after data demonstrated that gas supplies kept in storage within the U.S. rose slightly under forecast a week ago.
Gas for delivery in December around the New You are able to Mercantile Exchange inched up 1.5 cents, or .54%, to $2.807 per million British thermal units by 10:41AM ET (14:41GMT). Futures were around $2.788 before the discharge of the availability data.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration stated in the weekly are convinced that gas storage within the U.S. rose by 54 billion cubic ft within the week ended October 28, just beneath market expectations to have an increase of 56 billion cubic ft.
That in contrast to an increase of 73 billion cubic ft within the preceding week, 56 billion last year along with a five-year average build of 63 billion cubic ft.
Total U.S. gas storage was at 3.963 trillion cubic ft, just 1.2% greater than levels at the moment last year and 4.4% over the five-year average with this season.
Gas futures are lower 10% to date now as warmer-than-average weather in key gas-consuming regions within the U.S. ignited speculation that the mild winter will curtail interest in the heating fuel and then leave a glut from it kept in storage, weighing on prices the coming year.
Gas futures frequently achieve a periodic lower in October, when mild weather reduces demand, before recovering during the cold months, when heating-fuel use peaks.