Friday, September 29, 2006

Natural Gas Supply Data

The Energy Department said natural-gas inventories rose 77 billion cubic feet for the week ended Sept. 22. Analysts at Strategic Energy & Economic Research expected an increase of 86 billion. Total stocks now stand at 3.254 trillion cubic feet, up 377 billion cubic feet from the year-ago level, and 354 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government data said. November natural gas shed 8.9 cents, or 1.2%, to $5.58 per million British thermal units.