Americas: Storage

January 2017

Rising gas demand in the US and Canada will keep the rate of storage gas withdrawals high in the coming months.

The rate of net withdrawals from US storage sites has been higher so far during the 2016-2017 gas withdrawal season than it was during the same period last year. Greater demand from residential and commercial users, in addition to the power and industrial sectors, is putting pressure on the country’s stocks. Net gas drawdowns in the US averaged 2.27 bcm per week in the first ten weeks of the current withdrawal season compared with 1.29 bcm per week during the same period last year.

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