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Kevin Dobbs joined the staff of NGI in April 2020. Prior to that, he worked as a financial reporter and editor for S&P Global Market Intelligence, covering financial companies and markets. Earlier in his career, he served as an enterprise reporter for the Des Moines Register. He has a bachelor's degree in English from South Dakota State University.

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Associate Editor, Markets | Sioux Falls, SD

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Natural Gas Futures Power Ahead as Heating Demand Looms

Natural Gas Futures Power Ahead as Heating Demand Looms

Natural gas futures forged higher on Friday as forecasts suggested mild fall weather and its dampening effect on demand could shift colder next month. The November Nymex contract settled at $5.280/MMBtu, up 16.5 cents day/day. December gained 11.5 cents to $5.461. At A Glance: Forecasts point to stronger demand Storage supplies mount Cash mixed Cash…

October 25, 2021
Weekly Natural Gas Prices Extend Downward Slide Amid Benign Weather Conditions

Weekly Natural Gas Prices Extend Downward Slide Amid Benign Weather Conditions

Weekly natural gas cash prices gave up ground amid mild temperatures and light demand across much of the Lower 48. NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. for the October 18-22 period shed 38.5 cents to $4.850. That followed a 34.5-cent drop the previous week. Conditions were comfortable across most of the country for a majority…

October 22, 2021
Natural Gas Bulls Power Forward Amid Colder Forecast Tilt, Drive November Futures Higher

Natural Gas Bulls Power Forward Amid Colder Forecast Tilt, Drive November Futures Higher

Natural gas futures forged higher on Friday as forecasts suggested mild fall weather and its dampening effect on demand could shift colder next month. The November Nymex contract settled at $5.280/MMBtu, up 16.5 cents day/day. December gained 11.5 cents to $5.461. At A Glance: Forecasts point to stronger demand Storage supplies mount through autumn Cash…

October 22, 2021
NOAA’s Winter Weather Outlook a Mixed Bag for Natural Gas Demand

NOAA’s Winter Weather Outlook a Mixed Bag for Natural Gas Demand

Looming winter freezes could drive elevated demand for natural gas in parts of the northern United States, while festering drought conditions in the Southwest could fuel consumption when weather heats up next spring to offset lighter hydropower. Elsewhere, demand could prove lighter than normal. These were among the takeaways from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

October 21, 2021
Domestic Oil Stocks Dip as Petroleum Demand Roars Back, Output and Imports Decline

Domestic Oil Stocks Dip as Petroleum Demand Roars Back, Output and Imports Decline

U.S. crude inventories declined for the first time in four weeks as demand for gasoline and other fuels derived from oil bounced back and imports and production slid lower. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday oil inventories for the week ended Oct. 15, excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decreased by 400,000…

October 20, 2021
Tech Innovations Boost Permian Oil and Natural Gas Productivity, EIA Says

Tech Innovations Boost Permian Oil and Natural Gas Productivity, EIA Says

Advanced technologies, such as longer lateral wells and multi-well pad drilling, are driving ongoing efficiencies and increased productivity in developing oil and natural gas resources in the prolific Permian Basin, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a report Tuesday. The Permian, which spans West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, accounted for about 30%…

October 19, 2021
U.S. Crude Inventories Mount as Prices Surge and Petroleum Demand Tapers

U.S. Crude Inventories Mount as Prices Surge and Petroleum Demand Tapers

Domestic oil stocks increased for a third consecutive week as demand for petroleum products, including gasoline and jet fuel, declined in tandem with soaring prices.   The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Thursday oil inventories for the week ended Oct. 8, excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 6.1 million bbl from the…

October 14, 2021
OPEC Downgrades Oil Demand Expectations for 2021, but Consumption Holds Strong

OPEC Downgrades Oil Demand Expectations for 2021, but Consumption Holds Strong

While strong, consumption of oil proved uneven through the first nine months of 2021, interrupted by outbreaks of the coronavirus Delta variant. This led the world’s largest cartel of crude producers to downgrade its demand outlook for the full year. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), however, said Wednesday that lofty natural gas…

October 13, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Find New Footing to End Losing Streak

Natural Gas Futures Find New Footing to End Losing Streak

Following a steep loss to start the week, natural gas futures recovered some ground Tuesday and finished ahead on the day as traders bet that recent market selloffs were overdone. This ended a two-day losing streak dating to last week. At A Glance: Futures end two-day skid Global supply challenges could fester Outlook points to…

October 13, 2021
November Natural Gas Futures Bounce Back Even as Forecast Weather Demand Eases

November Natural Gas Futures Bounce Back Even as Forecast Weather Demand Eases

Following a steep loss to start the week, natural gas futures recovered some ground Tuesday and finished ahead on the day as traders bet that recent market selloffs were overdone. This ended a two-day losing streak dating to last week. At A Glance: Futures end two-day losing streak Outlooks point to mild weather Global supply…

October 12, 2021
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