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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.

Harvest Midstream Expanding Eagle Ford Oil Services with Arrowhead Acquisition

Harvest Midstream Expanding Eagle Ford Oil Services with Arrowhead Acquisition

Harvest Midstream is poised to take full ownership of some South Texas crude oil transportation and logistics assets as it seeks to expand services for upstream and downstream customers in the Eagle Ford Shale. The privately held midstream company announced a purchase and sale agreement to acquire the remaining 75% stake in Arrowhead ST Holdings…

January 14, 2022
Lower 48 E&Ps Treating Less Water as Disposal Permits Drying Up, Quake Activity Rising

Lower 48 E&Ps Treating Less Water as Disposal Permits Drying Up, Quake Activity Rising

Exploration and production (E&P) companies, particularly in West Texas, appear to be in a bit of a conundrum. Amid an increase in seismic activity related to Lower 48 development, producers stand to lose nearly half of their disposal capacity in key basins at the same time the amount of water they are leaving untreated is…

January 10, 2022
UGI Growing Appalachia Midstream Footprint with Stonehenge Purchase

UGI Growing Appalachia Midstream Footprint with Stonehenge Purchase

A UGI Corp. subsidiary is adding more than 47 miles of natural gas pipeline to its portfolio in Appalachia with the $190 million purchase of midstream assets from Stonehenge Energy Holdings LLC. The deal to acquire Stonehenge Appalachia LLC also includes associated compression assets, along with gathering capacity of 130 MMcf/d, all located in Butler…

January 10, 2022
Natural Gas Forwards Explode on Near-Term Cold, but Outlook Casts Doubt on Sustainability

Natural Gas Forwards Explode on Near-Term Cold, but Outlook Casts Doubt on Sustainability

Plunging temperatures, soaring demand and falling production resulted in stout price gains across U.S. natural gas forward curves for the Dec. 31-Jan 5 period, NGI’s Forward Look data showed. Dollar-plus price increases spread across Appalachia and the Northeast as output struggled to recover amid ongoing cold in the region. The reduction in supply – a…

January 7, 2022
New Year Winter Blast Rocks Natural Gas Forwards Prices, but Maintaining Momentum Questionable

New Year Winter Blast Rocks Natural Gas Forwards Prices, but Maintaining Momentum Questionable

Plunging temperatures, soaring demand and falling production resulted in stout price gains across U.S. natural gas forward curves for the Dec. 31-Jan 5 period, NGI’s Forward Look data showed. Dollar-plus price increases spread across Appalachia and the Northeast as output struggled to recover amid ongoing cold in the region. The reduction in supply – a…

January 6, 2022
UGI Snags Stonehenge’s Appalachia Midstream Assets for $190M

UGI Snags Stonehenge’s Appalachia Midstream Assets for $190M

A UGI Corp. subsidiary is expanding its footprint in Appalachia with the $190 million purchase of midstream assets in Butler County, PA, from Stonehenge Energy Holdings LLC. The deal announced Tuesday to acquire Stonehenge Appalachia LLC includes more than 47 miles of pipeline and associated compression assets, along with gathering capacity of 130 MMcf/d. “When…

January 4, 2022
Near-Term Cold Fuels Monstrous January Natural Gas Bidweek Gains in Some Locations

Near-Term Cold Fuels Monstrous January Natural Gas Bidweek Gains in Some Locations

On the cusp of the winter season’s first widespread cold snap, natural gas prices for January baseload were a mixed bag during the bidweek trading period from Dec. 27-29. Propelled by hefty premiums on the West and East coasts, which countered $1.00-plus losses elsewhere across the country, NGI’s January Bidweek National Avg. climbed 18.5 cents…

January 3, 2022
Mid-January Warmup Sinks Natural Gas Futures, but Near-Term Cold Fuels Cash Gains

Mid-January Warmup Sinks Natural Gas Futures, but Near-Term Cold Fuels Cash Gains

Natural gas futures eased lower in early trading Monday after warmer weather trends showed up in modeling over the weekend. The February Nymex contract was down 4.3 cents to $3.687/MMBtu at around 8:55 a.m. ET. At A Glance: Weather models point to mid-January warmup EIA’s 136 Bcf storage draw fails to excite ERCOT says Texas…

January 3, 2022
Blowtorch Temperatures Drain Spot, Futures Natural Gas Prices in Final Week of 2021

Blowtorch Temperatures Drain Spot, Futures Natural Gas Prices in Final Week of 2021

The continuation of record warmth sent spot gas prices tumbling for the trading period from Dec. 27 to 29, which covered gas deliveries through the end of the year. Despite some gains on the West Coast amid a series of winter storms, NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. dropped an impressive 64.5 cents to $3.985/MMBtu.…

December 30, 2021
February Natural Gas Futures Plunge Back to $3.56 on First Day at Front of Curve; Polar Air Boosts Cash

February Natural Gas Futures Plunge Back to $3.56 on First Day at Front of Curve; Polar Air Boosts Cash

Natural gas futures traders must think fireworks are an overrated way to ring in the new year, as the only sparks on Thursday were those resulting from prices slamming the pavement. The February Nymex futures contract dropped 28.9 cents to settle at $3.561/MMBtu in its debut at the front of the curve. March tumbled 26.1…

December 30, 2021