EIA data reveal a bigger-than-expected weekly rise U.S. natural-gas supplies

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported on Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 31 billion cubic feet for the week ended Nov. 13. On average, the data were expected to show an increase of 22 billion cubic feet for the week, according to analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 3.958 trillion cubic feet, up 293 billion cubic feet from a year ago, and 231 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government said. Following the data, December natural gas was down 16.1 cents, or 5.9%, to $2.551 per million British thermal units. It traded at $2.584 shortly before the data.
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