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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.

Big Gains for Weekly Spot Natural Gas Prices as Demand Quickly Ramps Up After Delta

Big Gains for Weekly Spot Natural Gas Prices as Demand Quickly Ramps Up After Delta

Strong power burns and recovering export demand boosted spot gas prices for the Oct. 12-16 week. Stout gains were seen across the Lower 48, lifting NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. 46.5 cents to $1.980. With Hurricane Delta quickly moving out of the Gulf Coast region after making landfall on Oct. 9, temperatures rose back…

October 16, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Sputter on Weather, LNG Demand Uncertainty

Natural Gas Futures Sputter on Weather, LNG Demand Uncertainty

Natural gas futures struggled to maintain momentum early Friday as traders tried to determine whether liquefied natural gas (LNG) and weather demand would be enough to ward off a toppling of storage inventories by the end of October.  With an increasingly chillier weather pattern emerging for the end of the month, the November Nymex gas…

October 16, 2020
LNG Demand Recovery, Early Cold in Focus as Natural Gas Futures Edge Higher

LNG Demand Recovery, Early Cold in Focus as Natural Gas Futures Edge Higher

Natural gas forward prices were generally higher during the Oct. 8-14 period, supported by lower production and chilly weather forecasts for some parts of the country later this month. However, the markets also faced some headwinds, namely another setback in the full recovery of Gulf Coast exports and weak demand in key Lower 48 regions.…

October 16, 2020
Tight EIA Data, Expected LNG Demand Recovery Drives Sharp Rebound for Natural Gas Futures Prices

Tight EIA Data, Expected LNG Demand Recovery Drives Sharp Rebound for Natural Gas Futures Prices

Big rebound for natural gas futures on tight EIA data, cooler weather trends Full LNG demand recovery unclear as barge still submerged in Calcasieu Ship Channel Cash rises as chilly air blankets Midwest, heads toward East Natural gas futures quickly bounced back from the prior day’s nosedive as traders were hopeful Gulf Coast exports would…

October 16, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Rebound on Tight EIA Data, LNG Optimism

Natural Gas Futures Rebound on Tight EIA Data, LNG Optimism

Natural gas futures quickly bounced back from the prior day’s nosedive as traders were hopeful Gulf Coast exports would soon resume full operations after a barge sunk near a key export terminal. Buoyed further by the latest government storage data, the November futures contract jumped 13.9 cents to $2.775/MMBtu. December climbed 7.2 cents to $3.261.…

October 15, 2020
Natural Gas Forwards Strengthen Despite Ongoing Uncertainty for LNG Demand

Natural Gas Forwards Strengthen Despite Ongoing Uncertainty for LNG Demand

Natural gas forward prices were generally higher during the Oct. 8-14 period, supported by lower production and chilly weather forecasts for some parts of the country later this month. However, the markets also faced some headwinds, namely another setback in the full recovery of Gulf Coast exports and weak demand in key Lower 48 regions.…

October 15, 2020
Deep Plunge for November Natural Gas After Barge Incident Casts Doubt on LNG Recovery

Deep Plunge for November Natural Gas After Barge Incident Casts Doubt on LNG Recovery

BREAKING: The U.S. EIA reported a surprising low-side 46 Bcf injection into natural gas storage inventories for the week ending Oct. 9 Barge one of three obstructions blocking deep draft traffic in Calcasieu Ship Channel LNG recovery uncertainty, warmer weather drive massive loss for November natural gas Natural gas futures tanked Wednesday as news of…

October 15, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Trim Early Gains Despite Sharply Lower-Than-Expected Storage Build

Natural Gas Futures Trim Early Gains Despite Sharply Lower-Than-Expected Storage Build

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a surprising low-side 46 Bcf injection into natural gas storage inventories for the week ending Oct. 9. The EIA figure was around 10 Bcf below consensus, and Nymex futures, which surged early Thursday, climbed another couple of notches. The November contract was trading at $2.792/MMBtu in the minutes leading…

October 15, 2020
LNG Recovery Doubts, Warmer Weather Drag Natural Gas Futures Prices 20-Plus Cents Lower

LNG Recovery Doubts, Warmer Weather Drag Natural Gas Futures Prices 20-Plus Cents Lower

Natural gas futures tanked Wednesday as news of a sunken barge in the Calcasieu Ship Channel squashed hopes for a quick resumption in full exports from the Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. Another warmer shift in the latest weather data and higher production also worked in favor of bears. The November Nymex contract settled…

October 14, 2020
Natural Gas Traders Take Breather, Await Clearer Weather Picture

Natural Gas Traders Take Breather, Await Clearer Weather Picture

Weather models struggling with chillier outlook Production higher as offshore output returns following Hurricane Delta Cash prices mixed as heat continues out West Natural gas futures headed lower Tuesday as morning weather models shifted warmer. Production moved considerably higher as well, sending the November Nymex gas futures contract down 2.6 cents to $2.855. December slipped…

October 14, 2020
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