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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 Futures Rally as Pipeline Work Reduces Production; Cash Recovers

Natural Gas Futures Rally as Pipeline Work Reduces Production; Cash Recovers

The changes in supply and demand that brought natural gas futures down a few notches to start the week provided some uplift to the market on Tuesday. A large decline in production, though likely temporary, along with a warmer turn in the latest weather models sent the July Nymex gas futures contract up 6.7 cents…

June 22, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Inch Lower on Climbing Supply, Lagging Demand

Natural Gas Futures Inch Lower on Climbing Supply, Lagging Demand

A weaker weather pattern seen for the coming two weeks coupled with rising production to send natural gas futures prices sliding on Monday. The July Nymex gas futures contract settled at $3.191, off 2.4 cents from Friday’s close. August slipped 2.1 cents to $3.215. Spot gas prices were mostly lower too, with strong demand mainly…

June 22, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Fall Further on Cooling Forecast, Rising Supply

Natural Gas Futures Fall Further on Cooling Forecast, Rising Supply

A weaker weather pattern seen for the coming two weeks coupled with rising production to send natural gas futures prices sliding on Monday. The July Nymex gas futures contract settled at $3.191, off 2.4 cents from Friday’s close. August slipped 2.1 cents to $3.215. Spot gas prices were mostly lower too, with strong demand mainly…

June 21, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Prices Go ‘Bonkers’ as Tetco Restrictions Seen Lasting Through Summer

Natural Gas Futures Prices Go ‘Bonkers’ as Tetco Restrictions Seen Lasting Through Summer

After a week of only modest changes along the Nymex futures curve, price action on Friday was anything but, as a major natural gas pipeline warned that restrictions it has in place could last through the end of September. The July Nymex gas futures contract started climbing overnight and continued to surge throughout the day,…

June 14, 2021
First Taste of Summer Drives Big Gains in Weekly Natural Gas Prices; July Nymex Hits $3.33 on Tetco Worries

First Taste of Summer Drives Big Gains in Weekly Natural Gas Prices; July Nymex Hits $3.33 on Tetco Worries

Summer weather stepped up its game this week, providing momentum to spot gas prices as air-conditioning needs ramped up across much of the country. With highs in Texas and much of the central United States soaring into the 90s, NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. climbed 13.0 cents to $2.930. Nymex futures also ended the…

June 11, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Prices Go ‘Bonkers’ as Tetco Restrictions Seen Lasting Through Summer

Natural Gas Futures Prices Go ‘Bonkers’ as Tetco Restrictions Seen Lasting Through Summer

After a week of only modest changes along the Nymex futures curve, price action on Friday was anything but, as a major natural gas pipeline warned that restrictions it has in place could last through the end of September. The July Nymex gas futures contract started climbing overnight and continued to surge throughout the day,…

June 11, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Prices Defy Fundamentals, Rise Again

Natural Gas Futures Prices Defy Fundamentals, Rise Again

July natural gas futures touched $3.200/MMBtu early Thursday, but government storage data confirming a continuation of loose balances quickly drained momentum. The July Nymex contract ultimately settled at $3.149, up only 2.0 cents day/day. August climbed 2.2 cents to $3.166. Spot gas prices continued to weaken in some areas of the United States, with the…

June 11, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Eke Out Another Modest Gain Despite Loose Storage Data

Natural Gas Futures Eke Out Another Modest Gain Despite Loose Storage Data

July natural gas futures touched $3.200/MMBtu early Thursday, but government storage data confirming a continuation of loose balances quickly drained momentum. The July Nymex contract ultimately settled at $3.149, up only 2.0 cents day/day. August climbed 2.2 cents to $3.166. Spot gas prices continued to weaken in some areas of the United States, with the…

June 10, 2021
Natural Gas Prices Soften After EIA Storage Data Confirms Continued Loosening

Natural Gas Prices Soften After EIA Storage Data Confirms Continued Loosening

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a 98 Bcf injection into natural gas inventories for the week ending June 4, falling within a fairly tight range of expectations. Although the figure failed to reach triple-digit status, futures prices retreated from earlier highs. The July Nymex futures contract was trading at around $3.190/MMBtu ahead of the…

June 10, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Nearly Flat Ahead of Stout Storage Build

Natural Gas Futures Nearly Flat Ahead of Stout Storage Build

Natural gas futures edged up early Wednesday as traders mulled an increasingly hot June forecast against a projected hefty storage build. Though briefly moving into the red, the July Nymex gas futures contract settled Wednesday at $3.129, up a mere one-tenth of a cent on the day. August climbed four-tenths of a cent to $3.144.…

June 10, 2021
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