Leticia Gonzales

Markets Reporter | Houston, TX
Leticia Gonzales joined the NGI staff as a markets contributor in October 2014. Prior to joining NGI, Leticia spent nine years at Platts, covering both daily and forwards markets for natural gas and electricity. During her time there, she was a regular on the speaking circuit as well on Platts Energy Week TV. Leticia holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Houston.


Warmer Shift in Weather Leads to Small Gains for Natural Gas Forwards; Florence Impacts Still Unclear

October natural gas prices rose less than a nickel on average from Sept. 6-12 as slightly warmer changes in long-range weather outlooks lifted the prompt month. The four-day stretch of gains eased late in the week as traders began considering the demand destruction likely to occur from Hurricane Florence, and although prices appeared poised to firm again Thursday, they ran out of steam just before the close, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Steady as Market Awaits EIA Storage Data, Florence’s Arrival

  • Hurricane Florence’s likely demand destruction weighs on natural gas market, leaving October futures relatively flat on Wednesday
  • Latter part of September looks rather comfortable temperature wise, and prices are expected to decline in coming weeks as Florence is expected to lead to massive power outages
  • Traders can expect a near-average storage injection on Thursday, maintaining hefty deficits for one more week
  • Spot gas prices were mixed despite hotter weather over the northern half of the country
  • BREAKING: EIA reports a 69 Bcf storage injection for the week ending Sept. 7
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Volatile Day for October Natural Gas as Market Fixated on Florence, Storage Data

October natural gas appeared ready to stage a third day of solid gains as the prompt month rose 4 cents Wednesday morning but then retreated throughout the remainder of the session as traders began to consider the potentially devastating effect Hurricane Florence could have on natural gas demand in the coming weeks. The Nymex October futures contract ultimately settled at $2.829, up just one-tenth of a cent on the day. November and December slipped less than a penny to $2.82 and $2.91. Read More

October Natural Gas Sees Second Day of Gains; Spot Gas Rises, but Florence Expected to Crush Demand

  • October natural gas prices nudge out another small gain on hotter-trending weather outlooks
  • Hurricane Florence heads for Carolinas later this week, with the potential for widespread power outages to slash demand by 10 Bcf/d or more
  • Long-range weather outlooks show mostly comfortable temperatures for the remainder of September, making for light national demand
  • Spot gas prices mostly higher as another late-season heat wave expected for the remainder of the week
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Small Weather Changes Lift October Natural Gas; Spot Gas Rises, But Florence Could Slash Demand

October natural gas prices climbed for a second day Tuesday as weather models turned slightly warmer in the medium range. Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence had her eyes on the Carolinas as the storm was expected to make landfall near the coast later this week, potentially leading to widespread power outages and flooding. Read More