October natural gas traded slightly higher during the early morning hours, helped in part by a supply disruption in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest data from the US Mineral Management Service indicated that nearly 42.0% of Gulf of Mexico natural gas production was estimated to be shut in. Some traders suggested that natural gas drafted support from a moderate shift in the 6 to 10 day weather maps that forecast the below normal temperatures leaving the Northeast. Tropical storm activity remains active, with newly formed Tropical Depression number 14, which is expected to reach Puerto Rico later this weekend.