EIA reports a smaller-than-expected weekly 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 66 billion cubic feet for the week ended Sept. 18. That was smaller than the increase of 77 billion cubic feet forecast by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 3.680 trillion cubic feet, up 504 billion cubic feet from a year ago, and 407 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government said. October natural gas was up 13 cents, or 6.1%, at $2.255 per million British thermal units. It traded at $2.227 before the data.
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