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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 Prices Slide After EIA Storage Data Falls Short of Expectations

Natural Gas Futures Prices Slide After EIA Storage Data Falls Short of Expectations

EIA’s 15 Bcf build expands deficit to historical levels Weather seen cooler for next week Cash prices soften, fall hardest on West Coast After a three-day run, natural gas futures screeched to a halt Thursday after the latest round of storage data showed inventories grew more than expected. On the first day in the prompt…

April 30, 2021
EIA Storage Data Puts Natural Gas Bears Back in Game as June Debuts with Thud

EIA Storage Data Puts Natural Gas Bears Back in Game as June Debuts with Thud

After a three-day run, natural gas futures screeched to a halt Thursday after the latest round of storage data showed inventories grew more than expected. On the first day in the prompt position, the June Nymex futures contract settled at $2.911/MMBtu, off 4.9 cents day/day. July fell 5.0 cents to 2.961. Spot gas prices also…

April 29, 2021
EIA Reports High-Side Natural Gas Storage Build; June Nymex Prices Slide

EIA Reports High-Side Natural Gas Storage Build; June Nymex Prices Slide

The latest storage figure from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) came in on the high side of expectations Thursday, with the agency reporting a 15 Bcf injection into storage inventories for the week ending April 23. After three straight days in the green, natural gas futures retreated early in Thursday’s session and fell further…

April 29, 2021
May Nymex Natural Gas Expires Higher on Warming Temperatures, Strong Exports

May Nymex Natural Gas Expires Higher on Warming Temperatures, Strong Exports

BREAKING: U.S. EIA reports a 15 Bcf injection into storage inventories for the week ending April 23 Natural gas futures strengthen again as tight balances continue Cash notches more gains Part of a broad move higher across commodities, natural gas futures recorded a third straight day of gains despite an uptick in production and moderate…

April 29, 2021
Crestwood Reports Strong 1Q Results, Growing Activity in Bakken, Permian, Powder River

Crestwood Reports Strong 1Q Results, Growing Activity in Bakken, Permian, Powder River

Crestwood Equity Partners LP is on track to achieve its 2021 planned guidance and reduce debt after a strong operating quarter, particularly in the Bakken Shale, where higher commodity prices led to double-digit volume growth year/year. The Houston-based midstreamer also closed on one of several strategic transactions aimed at simplifying the corporate structure. The deals…

April 29, 2021
No ‘Excitement’ Needed as May Nymex Natural Gas Contract Expires Above $2.90

No ‘Excitement’ Needed as May Nymex Natural Gas Contract Expires Above $2.90

Part of a broad move higher across commodities, natural gas futures recorded a third straight day of gains despite an uptick in production and moderate weather outlooks. The May Nymex gas futures contract rolled off the board at $2.925, up 5.2 cents from Tuesday’s close. June, which takes over the prompt-month position on Thursday, climbed…

April 28, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Strengthen Further as Production Takes a Hit from Pipe Work

Natural Gas Futures Strengthen Further as Production Takes a Hit from Pipe Work

Northeast leads 2.4 Bcf day/day drop in production Export demand still strong ahead of May contract’s expiration Cash higher on multiple weather systems bumping up demand A massive day/day decline in U.S. production drove more gains for natural gas futures despite a modest pullback in exports and continued outlooks for moderate early May temperatures. The…

April 28, 2021
Huge Production Drop Propels Natural Gas Futures Higher for Second Day

Huge Production Drop Propels Natural Gas Futures Higher for Second Day

A massive day/day decline in U.S. production drove more gains for natural gas futures despite a modest pullback in exports and continued outlooks for moderate early May temperatures. The May Nymex futures contract settled at $2.873, up 8.3 cents day/day. June rose 6.8 cents to $2.942. Spot gas prices also bounced Tuesday ahead of a…

April 27, 2021
Strong Export Demand Sparks Rally for Natural Gas Futures

Strong Export Demand Sparks Rally for Natural Gas Futures

LNG, Mexican exports fuel gains for natural gas futures Weather seen as moderate through mid-May, but heat looming U.S. West, East coasts post higher cash prices on strong demand Natural gas futures struggled to gain traction early Monday, but continuously strong export demand eventually pushed prices into the green. With options and the May Nymex…

April 27, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Prices Start Week on Solid Footing as Exports Still Strong

Natural Gas Futures Prices Start Week on Solid Footing as Exports Still Strong

Natural gas futures struggled to gain traction early Monday, but continuously strong export demand eventually pushed prices into the green. With options and the May Nymex contract’s expiration looming, the prompt month settled at $2.790, up 6.0 cents from Friday’s close. The June contract picked up 5.6 cents to land at $2.874. Spot gas prices…

April 26, 2021