Natural gas declines after EIA report (by Claudia Assis)
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Natural-gas futures declined Thursday after the Energy Information Administration reported a larger-than-expected decline in natural gas in storage for the week ended Feb. 4. The Energy Information Agency reported a decline of 209 billion cubic feet. Analysts polled by Platts had expected a decrease of 202 to 206 billion cubic feet. Natural gas for March delivery (NGH11) most recently declined 2 cents, or 0.4%, to $4.02 per million British thermal units. The initial reaction after the report was to add to gains.