The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that supplies of natural gas rose 98 billion cubic feet for the week ended Sept. 25. Analysts polled by Platts forecast a climb of between 98 billion cubic feet and 102 billion cubic feet. Total stocks now stand at 3.538 trillion cubic feet, up 454 billion cubic feet from a year ago and 152 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government said. November natural gas was at $2.493 per million British thermal units, down 3.1 cents, or 1.2%. That's about the same level it traded at before the supply data.
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