March natural gas prices trended lower during the early morning hours as they consolidated yesterday's gains. Some traders suggested that the market appeared to be in a holding pattern ahead of this morning's EIA storage report, which is expected to show a decline of around 185 bcf to 190 bcf. These estimates come in higher than last year's decline of 111 bcf and the five-year average decline of 165 bcf. Meanwhile, the 6 to 10 day weather maps continue to show mostly below average temperatures across the Northeast, with below normal temperatures in the Midwest.
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