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Forecast Cooling Seen Minimal, But Traders Favor Long Side; November Seen Down 2 Cents

November natural gas is set to open 2 cents lower Tuesday morning at $2.97 as traders view forecasts of pending cold as insufficient enough to materially alter supply demand balances. Overnight oil markets rose.

October 24, 2017

NatGas Cash Drops as More Gas Flows to SoCal; Futures Ease 2 Cents

Physical natural gas prices for Wednesday delivery continued on average to be buffeted by the volatile Southern California market points as some additional supplies made their way to the SoCal system. SoCal Citygate dropped nearly $5, and the NGI National Average fell 7 cents to $2.74.

October 24, 2017

SoCal Citygate Leads NatGas Cash Higher With $9 Jump; Futures Add 8 Cents

Both physical natural gas markets and futures posted robust gains in trading Monday. Next day delivery was seen at least a dime to 20 cents higher at most points, but the real story was the weather- and outage-inspired $9 jump at the SoCal Citygate that lifted quotes there to more than $12.

October 23, 2017

Cool Late October Seen; November Called 8 Cents Higher

November natural gas is expected to open 8 cents higher Monday morning at $3.00 as forecasters see a building Alaskan ridge and cooling temperatures in the Midwest and Midcontinent. Overnight oil markets were mixed.

October 23, 2017

Fund Short Covering In Play; November Called 3 Cents Higher

November natural gas is set to open 3 cents higher Friday morning at $2.90 as weather forecasts also call for cooling in the Midwest, although the East continues warm. Overnight oil markets were mixed.

October 20, 2017
California Weekly NatGas Soars While Appalachian Basin Quotes Languish

California Weekly NatGas Soars While Appalachian Basin Quotes Languish

Although on balance weekly natural gas prices were unchanged for the week of Oct. 20, try telling that to traders working the SoCal Citygate or constricted Appalachian basins.

October 20, 2017

NatGas Cash Plunges Ahead Of Mild Weekend; Futures Traders Sidelined

Natural gas buyers Friday were in no mood to commit to three-day deals given a well supplied market and expected moderate weekend weather conditions.

October 20, 2017

November Futures Seen A Penny Lower Ahead Of Storage Stats

November natural gas is set to open a penny lower Thursday morning at $2.86 as traders note little change in the ongoing shortfall of heating load, and expect a below average storage build in a morning government report. Overnight oil markets fell.

October 19, 2017
NatGas Bears Deal Bulls Another Head-Scratcher Following Supportive Storage Data

NatGas Bears Deal Bulls Another Head-Scratcher Following Supportive Storage Data

November natural gas futures surprisingly fell Thursday following a report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showing a storage injection that was less than what traders had been expecting.

October 19, 2017

Moderate Weather Continues Its Market Grip; November Called 5 Cents Lower

November natural gas is set to open 5 cents lower Wednesday morning at $2.91 as weather models continue to call for ongoing warmth in key energy markets. Overnight oil markets rose.

October 18, 2017