The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported an injection of 90 Bcf into natural gas storage inventories for the week ending Sept. 22, snapping an 11-week stretch of surplus-shrinking builds.

At A Glance:

  • BREAKING: U.S. EIA reports 90 Bcf injection
  • U.S. production proves choppy again
  • October rolls off board

October natural gas futures had traded higher for a fourth consecutive day before rolling off the books as the prompt month. Maintenance-imposed production interruptions and stronger LNG volumes offset waning weather-driven demand to support prices.

The October Nymex gas futures contract on Wednesday gained 10.8 cents day/day and settled at $2.764/MMBtu. November advanced 5.4 cents to $2.899. It will take over as the front month contract with Thursday’s...