Late April Chill to Drive Small Heating Demand

Late April Chill to Drive Small Heating Demand

By Tim Silas | Reporter

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Despite the warmer temperatures throughout most of the continental U.S., a late April cold spell is expected to consume various areas of the country April 21-28.

Temperatures are expected to drop eight degrees below normal and thus cause small heating demand in the Northeast and upper Midwest.

“We expect a significant cooldown to begin over the Upper Midwest and expand southeastward around April 21-23,” said AccuWeather Chief Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok.

“However, the real chill will settle in over the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and central Appalachians around April 24-28.”

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Source: TropicalTidBits

The small heating demand is just another factor at play as supply and demand for natural gas attempts to find a balance during shoulder season, the period of transition from peak winter heating demand to peak summer cooling demand.

As a result, any heating demand in late April could cause further “tightening,” a term used to describe the difference between supply and demand.

To contact the reporter for this story, please email tim@natgasinvestor.com.

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