EIA reports a bigger-than-expected rise in U.S. natural-gas supplies

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 89 billion cubic feet for the week ended Sept. 11. That was larger than the increase of 77 billion cubic feet forecast by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 3.614 trillion cubic feet, up 535 billion cubic feet from a year ago, and 421 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government said. October natural gas was down 23 cents, or 10.2%, at $2.035 per million British thermal units. It traded at $2.094 before the data.
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