Natural Gas Weekly Update Report – January 4, 2018
Below normal temperatures last week increased natural gas consumption
Between December 24, 2017, and January 3, 2018, daily temperatures in the Lower 48 states averaged 27° Fahrenheit (F), which was 9°F lower than the 30-year (1981–2010) average for the same period. Daily temperatures reached a maximum departure from normal of 18°F below normal on January 1, 2018. By comparison, in the winter 2013–14, which had very cold temperatures as a result of several polar vortexes, the national average maximum departure from normal was 16°F below normal on January 7, 2014. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts the colder-than-normal weather to persist through January 7, 2018.
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