The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 90 billion cubic feet for the week ended Oct. 5. That matched the increase expected by analysts polled by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 2.956 trillion cubic feet, down 627 billion cubic feet from a year ago, and 607 billion below the five-year average, the government said. November natural gas NGX18, -2.95% traded at $3.181 per million British thermal units, down 10.3 cents, or 3.1%, from Wednesday’s settlement. It was trading at $3.193 before the supply data.

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