Gas price risk mainly upside

The fundamental drivers of US natural gas prices are pointing increasingly to sustained higher levels in the near term as well as the long term.While there is some downside risk for the former, more analysts are placing their bets that gas prices will remain fairly high throughout the year. And some suggest that US gas prices have embarked on a secular change toward the upside, departing from the usual short-term cycles.Near-term outlookAs the summer cooling season approaches, signs abound that the US gas supply-demand balance will tighten this year, despite the current ample state of inventories.Working gas storage at the end of April was 375 bcf above last year's level at this time,...

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