Natural gas futures remained under pressure in early trading Friday as the market mulled evidence of loose shoulder season balances, including signs of weakening demand and robust domestic supply.

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Approaching the conclusion of a week that has seen the front month post four straight daily declines, including a 6.9-cent sell-off in the previous session, the June Nymex contract was off another 1.1 cents to $2.090/MMBtu.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday reported 54 Bcf injection into U.S. natural gas storage facilities for the week ending April 28. The print was in line with pre-report expectations and leaner versus the five-year average.

Total Lower 48 working gas in underground storage stood at 2,063 Bcf as of April 28, a 341 Bcf (plus 19.8%) surplus to...