In all sorts of commodity markets, buyers and sellers would give their eye-teeth to have access to accurate daily supply and demand data. Access to such data would provide insight into the utilization of transportation assets, transportation patterns and ultimately — the holy grail of commodity markets – price. What if there was a commodity market where you could know supply and demand on a daily basis? Well there is. And it is the natural gas market. Gas market analysts have access to the luxury of pipeline flow data that (in the right hands) provides reasonably accurate estimates of daily supply (including production) and demand. In today’s blog, we explain how the natural gas industry uses flow data to track gas production trends in real time.
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