LDC Supply Portfolio Management During the 2014-15 Winter Heating Season (June 2016)
As local gas utilities and natural gas consumers approached the 2014-15 winter heating season (November 2014 through March 2015), several things were in play. No one could have anticipated the sustained weather impacts of a polar vortex earlier in the year, essentially much of the first quarter of 2014. Ultimately, it would take storage inventories two injection cycles to regain peak inventory volumes prior to November 2015, after record volumes of natural gas had been supplied and consumed during that first quarter of 2014. However, other factors in the natural gas market were at work.
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