Futures Drop Following 66 Bcf Injection Report; Settle Near Unchanged

While the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) natural gas storage report of a 66 Bcf injection for the week ended June 23 paled in comparison to historical figures, the number was larger than the expectations of many in the industry. After trading as high as $6.290 on Thursday morning, August natural gas — in its first regular session action as prompt month — dropped significantly lower following the report before settling at $6.135, down 2.5 cents for the day.

June 30, 2006