Weakness in April natural gas during the early morning hours pressured prices to their lowest level since February 9th. Some traders suggested that early weakness might have been the residual effects of yesterday's March contract expiration. In the meantime, mild winter weather conditions and record high storage levels continue to hang over the market. There is some talk that a growing number of US nuclear outages could increase demand for natural gas in the near term, but that is not seen as a big enough factor to significantly reduce the 40.2% surplus in storage compared to the 5-year average.