Coquest Daily Energy Report
Crude Oil Futures for March 2022 settled up $0.05 @ $88.20/bbl trading in a $2.32 range including the overnight-RBOB settled up 2.08 cpg and Heating Oil settled up 2.55/cpg. NYMEX traded Crude Oil futures were lower early Tuesday (CLH22 -$1.12/bbl.) after a strong start to the week-staying close to a seven year high and weighed by speculation OPEC and their workin allies could go further than expected to add supply at a meeting this week. While OPEC and their working allies, have been expected to maintain their policy of gradual production increases at a meeting on Wednesday, leading market advisors say there is a chance of further steps. WTI futures Oil were also pressured by expectations of this week’s U.S. supply data that will show an increase in crude stockpiles. A majority of analysts expect crude storage to have risen by +1.8 million barrels for the week.
Natural Gas Futures for March 2022 settled down $.123 @ $4.751/mmbtu trading in a 0.354 cent range including the overnight session. According to Energy Information Administration data, the share of U.S. electric power generation produced by natural gas averaged 37.0% during calendar 2021 and the Administration expects it will average 35.0% in 2022 and 34.0% during 2023. The EIA’s forecast for the natural gas share as a generation fuel declines primarily as a result of increased generation from new renewable energy generating capacity. Coal’s average generation share rose to 23.0% in 2021 as a result of higher natural gas prices, but we expect it to decline slightly over the next two years, averaging near 22.0% in 2022 and 2023. The EIA currently forecasts the nuclear share of generation will remain near 20% over the next two years.
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