From Myra P. Saefong: The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas fell by 173 billion cubic feet for the week ended Jan. 25. Analysts polled by S&P Global Platts had forecast a decline of 197 billion cubic feet, while the average over the last five years for the same week was a fall of 150 billion. Total stocks now stand at 2.197 trillion cubic feet, down 14 billion cubic feet from a year ago, but 328 billion below the five-year average, the government said. March natural gas NGH19, -0.88% traded at $2.827 per million British thermal units, down 2.7 cents, or 1%, from Wednesday’s settlement. It was at $2.856 before the supply data.