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Colder winter to spur US natural gas demand, says EIA

In a recent outlook, the EIA forecasts higher US demand for heating fuels

US demand for heating fuels, including natural gas, is expected to rise this winter as temperatures east of the Rockies are forecast to be lower than last year, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its most recent Short Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook. Heating degree days, a measure of demand, are expected to be significantly higher this winter, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) winter forecast. The northeast, midwest, and southern states will be about 2% warmer than the 30-year average, but still 20-27% colder than last winter, while the west is projected to be only about 1% colder than last winter, the NOAA forecasts. Natural ga

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