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