Daily, Weekly and Bidweek Prices are in U.S.$/MMBtu except for locations in the Canada section which are in Cdn$/GJ. The deals column represents the number of transaction reports used by NGI in the calculation of the price and the volume column, while the sum of the volume of those deals, in thousand MMBtus/day. For more information, please see NGI's Price Methodology.
Forward Prices are expressed in U.S.$/MMBtu and based on indicative data obtained from traders, exchanges and deals provided by energy companies. "Fixed Price" represent the forward prices of gas delivered for each reference period at the various locations/hubs. "Basis Price" represent the differential, for each reference period, between the Henry Hub and various locations/hubs. The Summer and Winter prices are simple averages of Apr-Oct (7 months) and Nov-Mar (5 months) respectively. "Bal Smr" and "Bal Wtr" prices represent simple averages of the remaining months in those seasonal strips (after at least one month has passed). For daily updates of these data in monthly bullets going out 5 years, contact sales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Ship Channel Description
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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