National Avg. California Natural Gas Prices

Published: Aug 1, 2018
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Storage Supports Natural Gas Futures Gains as Cooler Forecast Tempers Rally

Concerns over meager storage stockpiles helped the natural gas futures market shake off cooler weather trends Tuesday as prices gained modestly for the fall and winter contracts. In the spot market, most regions strengthened as Henry Hub gained in line with prompt month futures, while pricy locations in California and the Desert Southwest moderated; the NGI National Spot Gas Average finished 7 cents higher at $2.97/MMBtu. Read More

Weekly Prices Surge on Heat; Eastern U.S. Packs Hefty Gains

Weekly prices skyrocketed as a heat wave blanketed much of the East Coast throughout the week, lifting daytime temperatures into the low 90s and making for some of the strongest demand of the summer so far. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Lose Steam, but Bears Have Plenty to Prove; Spot Market Slides

A roughly 20-cent rally in the front month going back to Aug. 2 showed signs of running out of steam Friday as prices pulled back around a penny, but recent gains suggest the burden of proof has shifted to record production to show it can meaningfully work down inventory deficits before winter. Read More

Late Rally Pushes September Natural Gas Back in Black for Sixth Straight Day; Spot Gas Mixed

With help from some late-session buying, September natural gas rallied for a sixth straight day  against a backdrop of an on-target storage injection and weather forecasts calling for cooler temperatures beginning late next week. The Nymex September traded sideways throughout the day before going on to settle at $2.955, up six-tenths of a cent. Read More

EIA Reports Near-Target 46 Bcf Injection; September Natural Gas Trades Sideways

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a 46 Bcf build into storage inventories for the week... Read More

After Pause, September Natural Gas Soars Past First Technical Hurdle; Spot Gas Mostly Lower

After what some natural gas market analysts characterized as a “technical pause” on Monday, September natural gas prices climbed 3.7 cents to settle Tuesday at $2.897. The move higher came even as the latest weather outlooks showed periods of cooler weather, wedged between periods of widespread heat. Spot gas prices began losing steam as traders eyed cooler weather around the corner. The NGI National Spot Gas Average fell 11 cents to $3.08. Read More

September Natural Gas Holds Steady as Market Awaits Fresh News; Spot Gas Up Again

September natural gas prices were about as exciting as a paint-drying viewing party Monday as traders still had last week’s low storage injection fresh on their minds even as weather guidance was expected to turn cooler as the week progresses. Spot gas prices were mostly higher as hot weather returned to key demand regions early in the week. The NGI National Spot Gas Average rose 22 cents to $3.19. Read More

Another Bullish Miss in EIA Storage Report Leads to Modest Rally

Another bullish miss on Thursday from the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) weekly natural gas... Read More

SoCal Swings Higher on Heat as Weekly Natural Gas Spot Market Mixed

Price blowouts in Southern California headlined natural gas spot trading for the week ended Friday, while more comfortable temperatures helped send prices lower throughout the Midwest and East; the NGI Weekly National Spot Gas Average added 2 cents to $2.72. Read More

Day After Storage-Driven Rally, Natural Gas Futures Stable; SoCal Spikes Further

Natural gas futures pulled back slightly during an uneventful session Friday, with prices stable one day after rallying on bullish government storage data. In the spot market, the mercurial SoCal Citygate extended its run higher ahead of more heat expected in California, while points throughout the Gulf Coast and Texas saw modest gains; the NGI National Spot Gas Average added 3 cents to $2.71/MMBtu. Read More