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Leticia Gonzales

Leticia Gonzales joined the NGI staff as a markets contributor in October 2014. Prior to joining NGI, Leticia spent nine years at Platts, covering both daily and forwards markets for natural gas and electricity. During her time there, she was a regular on the speaking circuit as well on Platts Energy Week TV. Leticia holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Houston.

Natural Gas Forward Prices Plunge Amid Bearish Supply Outlook; Waha Trading at Steep Discount

Natural Gas Forward Prices Plunge Amid Bearish Supply Outlook; Waha Trading at Steep Discount

Dragged lower by an upward swing in production, moderating weather and an ongoing curtailment of feed gas deliveries to the Freeport LNG facility, natural gas forward prices crumbled during the trading period from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Steep declines of more than 70 cents extended from the October contract through the winter season (November-March),…

September 26, 2022
Natural Gas Forward Prices Plummet as Supply Growth Seen Improving Storage Outlook

Natural Gas Forward Prices Plummet as Supply Growth Seen Improving Storage Outlook

Dragged lower by an upward swing in production, moderating weather and an ongoing curtailment of feed gas deliveries to the Freeport LNG facility, natural gas forward prices crumbled during the trading period from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Steep declines of more than 70 cents extended from the October contract through the winter season (November-March),…

September 23, 2022
Magnolia Founder, Longtime Oxy Chief Chazen Remembered for ‘Profound’ Impact on Oil, Gas Industry

Magnolia Founder, Longtime Oxy Chief Chazen Remembered for ‘Profound’ Impact on Oil, Gas Industry

Stephen Chazen, the former chief executive of Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp., has passed away, the independent exploration and production company (E&P) said Friday. Chazen, who led the company since its inception four years ago, stepped down from his position only two days prior to his death, citing serious health reasons. “We are greatly saddened…

September 23, 2022
Natural Gas Production Gains Drive Forward Prices Lower, Help Improve Balances

Natural Gas Production Gains Drive Forward Prices Lower, Help Improve Balances

Dragged lower by an upward swing in production, moderating weather and an ongoing curtailment of feed gas deliveries to the Freeport LNG facility, natural gas forward prices crumbled during the trading period from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Steep declines of more than 70 cents extended from the October contract through the winter season (November-March),…

September 22, 2022
WeatherBELL’s Bastardi Sees Active End to Hurricane Season, Cold December

WeatherBELL’s Bastardi Sees Active End to Hurricane Season, Cold December

Although current climate patterns portend a rather mild winter overall this year, historical comparisons indicate that December could be quite cold, according to WeatherBELL Analytics LLC meteorologist Joe Bastardi. Speaking at the LDC Gas Forums Mid-Continent show in Chicago last week, Bastardi said October weather often is a key indicator of how cold it may…

September 19, 2022
Improved Supply Picture, Cooler Outlook Drags Natural Gas Futures, Cash Lower

Improved Supply Picture, Cooler Outlook Drags Natural Gas Futures, Cash Lower

It was a bloodbath in the natural gas market at the close of the week, with production figures showing only a modest dip day/day and holding near highs. With the most intense heat throughout the first half of the month relegated out West, the October Nymex gas futures contract plunged 47.6 cents Friday to settle…

September 6, 2022
Hints of Autumn Weather, Production Strength Weigh on Natural Gas Weekly Cash, Futures Prices

Hints of Autumn Weather, Production Strength Weigh on Natural Gas Weekly Cash, Futures Prices

Spot natural gas prices softened during the Aug. 31-Sept. 2 trading period, with heavy rains and less intense heat spreading across the Lower 48. The West Coast was the only exception, and the region recorded huge spikes as California baked under triple-digit temperatures. NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. fell 11.0 cents to $8.875/MMBtu. Futures…

September 2, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Collapse on Stronger Production, Storage Optimism; Cash Slides

Natural Gas Futures Collapse on Stronger Production, Storage Optimism; Cash Slides

It was a bloodbath in the natural gas market at the close of the week, with production figures showing only a modest dip day/day and holding near highs. With the most intense heat throughout the first half of the month relegated out West, the October Nymex gas futures contract plunged 47.6 cents Friday to settle…

September 2, 2022
Bearish Storage Data Ignored in Latest Gain for Natural Gas Futures; Cash Rallies Too

Bearish Storage Data Ignored in Latest Gain for Natural Gas Futures; Cash Rallies Too

After falling within pennies of the $9 mark early Thursday, bulls paraded in and delivered a swift kick to natural gas futures prices. Storage data confirming looser balances sapped momentum only briefly, with the October Nymex gas futures contract settling at $9.262/MMBtu, up 13.5 cents on the day. November futures picked up 14.1 cents to…

September 2, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Rally Continues as Traders Brush Off Bearish Storage Data

Natural Gas Futures Rally Continues as Traders Brush Off Bearish Storage Data

After falling within pennies of the $9 mark early Thursday, bulls paraded in and delivered a swift kick to natural gas futures prices. Storage data confirming looser balances sapped momentum only briefly, with the October Nymex gas futures contract settling at $9.262/MMBtu, up 13.5 cents on the day. November futures picked up 14.1 cents to…

September 1, 2022
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