Forward Look

NGI's Forward Look news and data charts the future price of physical natural gas at 78 key trading locations around the country, offering both fixed and basis forward natural gas prices 5+ years out and historical data back to 2012.


With More Frigid Weather Forecast, Northeast February Prices Jump by $2-Plus

The potential for another cold blast in February sent natural gas forward prices for the month up by an average of 51 cents from Jan. 19-25, with far stronger gains of more than $2.00 in the Northeast, where recent cold snaps have caused pipeline restrictions and volatility in both cash and forwards markets alike, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Read More

February Natural Gas Forward Prices Surge Amid Persistent Cold, Record Storage Draw

Unrelenting cold and a record-by-a-long-shot natural gas storage withdrawal sent February gas prices up an average 46 cents from Jan. 5 to 11, with New England markets surging more than $2.00 and Northeast markets up more than $1.00 as bitter conditions are expected to remain in the region for at least another week, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Read More

Storage, Production & Freeze-offs, Oh My! Arctic Blasts Drive Balance-Winter NatGas Prices Up Avg. 32 Cents

With weather forecasters throwing out words like “arctic blasts” and “sub-freezing conditions”, natural gas traders finally took notice of the cold weather that has blanketed the United States since Christmas and is expected to last through at least the first week of January. February natural gas forward prices rose an average 35 cents from Dec. 22 to 28, while March shot up an average 29 cents, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Read More