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NGI's Houston Ship Channel Index is comprised of transactions within the "Houston Pipe Line Pool." Our index does not include deals at the "Golden Triangle" area of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange in Jefferson and Orange Counties, TX, nor does it include transactions at the refinery hub in Texas City, which is located in Galveston County, TX. We defer to the locations that ICE includes in its definition of the HPL Pool, which ICE lists as the following meter name and numbers: Air Liquide Bayport 988001 Air Products La Porte 981281 Air Products Pasadena Chemical 981418 Celanese Clear Lake 988018 Chevron Phillips Cedar Bayou 981024 Dow Deer Park 981506 Enterprise Mont Belvieu 981326 Equistar Channelview North 981373 Equistar Laporte Polymers 981553 ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery 981631 ExxonMobil Plastics Mont Belvieu 981379 Gulf Coast Fractionators 981389 Ineos Chocolate Bayou 981686 Ineos Deer Park 983409 Lanxess Baytown 981550 LCY Elastomers 981531 LyondellBasell Houston Refinery 981063 OptimAltura Channelview Cogen 981563 Oxy Vinyls Battleground Rd 981485 Oxy VinylsLaPorte 981444 San Jacinto Cogen 981554 Shell Deer Park Cogen 981581 Shell Deer Park East 981060 Shell Deer Park South 981095 Targa Mt Belvieu 981084 Valero Houston Refinery 981394 Valero Premcor 981511 ICE HSC HPL Pool meter 987342

NatGas Futures Gain Before Forecast Prompts Post-Settle Slide; Cash Firms on Winter Demand

After last week's drubbing, natural gas futures gained modestly on Monday to start the new week, helped by some frigid temperatures in the 11-15 day outlook. The spot market firmed as well, even as prices moderated somewhat in the Northeast, and the NGI National Spot Gas Average added 4 cents to $2.98/MMBtu. Read More

Cash Notches Weekly Gains, But NatGas Futures Not Impressed By Cold

The arrival of winter cold following a period of mild temperatures helped lift natural gas spot prices in some regions this week, but a sell-off in futures showed it wasn’t cold enough to send the bears into hibernation. The NGI Weekly Spot Gas Average gained 18 cents to $2.89. Read More

NatGas Futures Bulls Limp into Weekend; Cash Falls Despite East Coast Strength

Natural gas futures traded in a holding pattern Friday, adding less than a penny to the prompt-month contract to cap off a rough week for the bulls. Outside of strong weather-driven gains along the East Coast, the spot market softened also, with prices in some regions barely registering a reaction to the arrival of cold weather. The NGI National Spot Gas Average gained 8 cents to $2.94/MMBtu. Read More

NatGas Futures Test Low End Amid Volatile Weather Outlook, Rare December Storage Build

Natural gas futures sold off sharply Thursday, with a rare December storage injection doing little to ease market concerns over volatility in the latest weather outlook. Outside of some strength in the Mid-Atlantic and New York, the bears controlled the spot market too, and the NGI National Spot Gas Average declined 12 cents to $2.86/MMBtu.

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Rare December Injection No Surprise For NatGas Futures as Bears Already in Control

The Energy Information Administration reported a net injection into U.S. gas stocks for the week ended Dec. 1, a bearish miss on what was already a bearish consensus leading up to the report. Read More

Despite Chilly Forecast, Bears Not Sleeping on NatGas Futures; Cash Firms as SoCal Spikes (Again)

Natural gas futures continued lower Tuesday, with a wintry forecast unable to persuade a skeptical market seeing signs of looseness in the fundamentals. A cold blast set to move through this week helped lead prices higher in the cash market, though increases were modest in many regions; the NGI National Spot Gas Average climbed 7 cents to $2.86/MMBtu. Read More

NatGas Cash Lifted by Looming Wintry Blast; Futures Traders Wonder If It’s Cold Enough

The natural gas futures market seemed to be taking a wait-and-see approach Monday to the cold blast set to hit later this week, and the prompt-month sold off heavily despite opening higher on some cooler changes in the weekend weather data. With forecasts suggesting the mercury is about to drop, the spot market firmed on the strength of gains in the Midwest and Midcontinent; the NGI National Spot Gas Average added 14 cents to $2.79/MMBtu. Read More

NatGas Spot Market Spends Week Waiting For Cold as Futures Trade on Forecasts

Natural gas markets spent the week looking ahead to December cold; between bidweek and futures trading, the natural gas markets keyed in on forecasts for chilly temperatures expected to move through beginning Dec. 6-7. A relative lack of short-term demand weighed on the spot market as it waited for that forecast cold to materialize, and the NGI Weekly Spot Gas Average fell 14 cents to $2.71/MMBtu. Read More

Forecast Fatigue? NatGas Futures Inch Higher as Market Anticipates Cold Blast

Natural gas futures continued to trade on the forecasts Friday, specifically the relative strength of chilly temperatures expected to move through beginning mid-week; January finished modestly higher on the latest models showing gains in projected heating demand through Dec. 15. Lighter demand heading into the weekend pointed to a spot market disinterested in three-day deals, and theNGI National Spot Gas Average fell 13 cents to $2.65. Read More

NatGas Market Skittish Over Warm Shift in Next Week’s Cold Pattern; Bearish Storage No Help

For natural gas markets, sometimes the weather forecast giveth, and sometimes it taketh away. Read More