US Natural Gas Market Currently Balanced, Will Lack Supply in 2013 and 2014

- September 7th, 2012

Platts reported that although this year the gas market is “fundamentally balanced” and in the next two years will be undersupplied, the record amount of natural gas being stored in the United States means that these conditions are not immediately obvious.

Platts reported that although this year the gas market is “fundamentally balanced” and in the next two years will be undersupplied, the record amount of natural gas being stored in the United States means that these conditions are not immediately obvious.

As quoted in the market news:

Not only will the market be slightly under-supplied next year, but if rig counts don’t increase in 2013, then 2014 could be a year of record low storage, Rashid said.

“Without a significant increase in rig count during 2013, the market in 2014 could be under-supplied by 3.2 Bcf/d and cause storage to end 2014 at ultra low levels,” he said. Rashid said the 2014 injection season might end with only 1.8 Tcf in storage.

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