What did this week’s EIA report tell us about natural gas?

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March 7, 2019 11:47am NYSE:UNG

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From Myra P. Saefong: The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas fell by 149 billion cubic feet for the week ended March 1. That was within range of the 146 billion cubic foot decline expected by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 1.390 trillion cubic feet, down 243 billion cubic feet from a year ago and 464 billion below the five-year average, the government said. April natural gas NGJ19, -0.04% traded at $2.845 per million British thermal units, up less than half a cent, or 0.1%, from Wednesday’s settlement. It was at $2.859 before the supply data.

The United States Natural Gas Fund L.P. (UNG) was trading at $25.01 per share on Thursday morning, down $0.09 (-0.36%). Year-to-date, UNG has gained 7.25%, versus a 3.42% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

UNG currently has an ETF Daily News SMART Grade of C (Neutral), and is ranked #52 of 108 ETFs in the Commodity ETFs category.

This article is brought to you courtesy of MarketWatch.

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