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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 Extend Rally on Easing Storage Fears, Recovering LNG Demand

Natural Gas Futures Extend Rally on Easing Storage Fears, Recovering LNG Demand

One day after posting largest single-day gain in the last year and a half, natural gas futures moved another leg higher Tuesday Spot gas prices remained upward bound too One day after posting the largest single-day gain in the last year and a half, natural gas futures moved another leg higher, surging past the long-term…

August 5, 2020
Natural Gas Bulls Send September Futures to Fresh High; Cash Strength Continues

Natural Gas Bulls Send September Futures to Fresh High; Cash Strength Continues

One day after posting the largest single-day gain in the last year and a half, natural gas futures moved another leg higher, surging past the long-term high established earlier this year. September Nymex gas settled Tuesday at $2.193, up 9.2 cents from Monday’s close. October rose 9.5 cents to $2.334. Spot gas prices also continued…

August 4, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Explode Higher as Technical Trading Comes into Play

Natural Gas Futures Explode Higher as Technical Trading Comes into Play

September Nymex natural gas futures post stunning 30-cent rally Weather forecasts flip back hotter, while LNG demand climbs Cash strengthens despite cooler weather this week In a shocking move that appears to be based on more than pure fundamentals, natural gas futures surged as much as 35.5 cents on Monday, busting out of their previous…

August 4, 2020
MPLX Advancing Permian Takeaway Projects, Appealing Review for Bakken Crude Pipeline

MPLX Advancing Permian Takeaway Projects, Appealing Review for Bakken Crude Pipeline

MPLX LP has secured financing for the almost fully committed Whistler natural gas pipeline to transport supplies from the Permian Basin’s Waha hub to the Agua Dulce market in South Texas. On the second quarter earnings call held Monday, CEO Michael Hennigan said the lower capital spend related to the financing was already factored into…

August 4, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Post Jaw-Dropping 30-Cent Gain; Cash Strong Too

Natural Gas Futures Post Jaw-Dropping 30-Cent Gain; Cash Strong Too

In a shocking move that appears to be based on more than pure fundamentals, natural gas futures surged as much as 35.5 cents on Monday, busting out of their previous trading range and closing nearly 17% higher than Friday. The September contract reached a $2.154/MMBtu intraday high before going on to settle at $2.101, up…

August 3, 2020
Alternative Energy, Social Responsibility in Focus for Scaled-Down Dominion

Alternative Energy, Social Responsibility in Focus for Scaled-Down Dominion

After scuttling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and selling off natural gas transmission and storage assets, Dominion Energy Inc. is ready to get the word out about its strategic repositioning. With a narrowed focus on state-regulated utility operations, which are expected to account for 85-90% of Dominion’s operating earnings going forward, the Richmond, VA-based company has…

August 3, 2020
Stars Align for Natural Gas Forwards, but Cooler August Forecasts Pose Downside Risk

Stars Align for Natural Gas Forwards, but Cooler August Forecasts Pose Downside Risk

As heat indexes surged above 100 degrees across the United States to close out July, natural gas forward prices rallied during the July 23-29 period, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Prices for next winter and beyond posted the largest gains, as the prospect of improving export demand and lower gas production in the months ahead…

July 31, 2020
Natural Gas Forward Prices Fueled by Heat, Improving Export Outlook and Lower Production Trajectory

Natural Gas Forward Prices Fueled by Heat, Improving Export Outlook and Lower Production Trajectory

Natural gas traders couldn’t bear the scorching temperatures any longer, as heat indexes surged above 100 degrees across the United States and boosted forward prices for the July 23-29 period, according to NGI’s Forward Look. With the prospect of improving export demand and lower gas production in the months ahead, prices for the winter and…

July 30, 2020
North American Midstreamers Enterprise, Enbridge Find Success Beyond Liquids in Strong Quarterly Results

North American Midstreamers Enterprise, Enbridge Find Success Beyond Liquids in Strong Quarterly Results

The diversified systems of two of North America’s largest midstream companies were positioned for a solid second quarter in which lower oil volumes were partially offset by strength in natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL) and storage. Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) and Enbridge Inc. reported second quarter results on Wednesday, with each company highlighting…

July 30, 2020
DTE Earnings on Target as Haynesville Natural Gas Gathering Project Nears In-Service

DTE Earnings on Target as Haynesville Natural Gas Gathering Project Nears In-Service

Favorable weather and cost-saving measures have positioned DTE Energy Co. to achieve its previously announced earnings target of $1.25-1.30 billion this year, with several of the Detroit-based company’s businesses on track to come in on the higher end of projections despite the Covid-19 pandemic. “It is great to be part of such an amazing team…

July 28, 2020