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NGI's Natural Gas Forward Basis 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 natural gas delivered for each reference period at the various locations/hubs. "Basis Price" represent, 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 natural gas forward basis data in monthly bullets going out 5 years, contact sales at email@example.com.
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
Natural gas futures finished the week with another down day Friday as the weather outlook continued to antagonize winter bulls. The spot market was mixed ahead of the long weekend, featuring large declines in the Northeast and a big increase in Southern California amid new import restrictions; the NGI National Spot Gas Average gave up 4 cents to $2.41/MMBtu.
Natural gas futures moved less than a penny for the second straight day Thursday as a bullish government storage report couldn’t overcome lackluster winter weather and rising production. In the spot market, a few Northeast points rallied as SoCal Citygate eased off recent gains; the NGI National Spot Gas Average added 5 cents to $2.45/MMBtu.
After selling off heavily since the start of February, natural gas futures ticked higher Tuesday, supported by weather models hinting that more cold could push into the East later this month. Spot prices were mixed, with Northeast points falling on mild weather as SoCal Citygate spiked; the NGI National Spot Gas Average fell 4 cents to $2.50/MMBtu.
A precipitous slide in the natural gas futures market that began when the calendar rolled over to February continued for the week ending Friday, setting a bearish tone for spot prices across most regions. The NGI Weekly Spot Gas Average skidded 50 cents to $2.75/MMBtu.
The natural gas futures market continued its recent run lower Friday, selling off more than a dime, as weather models offered a discouraging winter prognosis for the bulls. In the spot market, cold temperatures forecast for the northern United States lifted Rockies prices as New England pulled back ahead of a weekend warm-up; the NGI National Spot Gas Average fell 16 cents to $2.55/MMBtu.
A bearish government storage report that offered few surprises and an uninspiring weather outlook kept a lid on natural gas futures Thursday. Temperature shifts put spot prices in the Rockies on the ascent as East Coast points moderated; theNGI National Spot Gas Average shed 18 cents to $2.71/MMBtu.
Natural gas futures contemplated a move lower Tuesday before recovering to break a front-month losing streak that had lasted for five straight trading sessions. Spot prices were mixed, with generally small moves save for a few points along the East Coast and in the West; the NGINational Spot Gas Average added 6 cents to $2.84/MMBtu.
Natural gas futures slid nearly a dime Monday as the bears maintained control following last week’s nearly 80-cent decline in front-month prices. Much of the spot market weakened along with futures, although chilly temperatures in the Midwest helped lift Midcontinent prices as points in the West rebounded; the NGI National Spot Gas Average fell 14 cents to $2.78/MMBtu.
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