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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.

Quiet Session Ends with Nymex Natural Gas Prices Slightly Lower

Quiet Session Ends with Nymex Natural Gas Prices Slightly Lower

Natural gas prices sink a bit as weather turns warmer Longer-term outlook still positive, though storage concerns already emerging West Coast storms fuel cash prices Like most Fridays, price action along the Nymex futures curve stagnated as traders continued to digest the latest storage and weather data. Volumes also were low with only days to…

April 26, 2021
Updated Regulations Needed for Offshore Oil, Natural Gas Pipelines, Says GAO

Updated Regulations Needed for Offshore Oil, Natural Gas Pipelines, Says GAO

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) urged federal regulators to continue working to update regulations to ensure the integrity of about 8,600 miles of active offshore oil and gas pipelines. The U.S. government watchdog also handed down recommendations for addressing the environmental and safety risks associated with decommissioning. The GAO said the Department of the Interior’s…

April 24, 2021
Winter’s Last Dance Drives Double-Digit Gains for Weekly Natural Gas Prices

Winter’s Last Dance Drives Double-Digit Gains for Weekly Natural Gas Prices

One last blast of cold air swept across the United States this week, lifting spot natural gas weekly averages higher as heating demand increased. The Northeast led the rally, helping to boost NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. up 12.0 cents to $2.615. The unseasonably strong late-season cold shot was still impacting much of the country…

April 23, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Soften in Sleepy Close to Week; Strong California Demand Drives Cash

Natural Gas Futures Soften in Sleepy Close to Week; Strong California Demand Drives Cash

Like most Fridays, price action along the Nymex futures curve stagnated as traders continued to digest the latest storage and weather data. Volumes also were low with only days to go before the May contract rolls off the board. The prompt month capped the week at $2.730, off 1.9 cents from Thursday’s close. June slipped…

April 23, 2021
Modest Recovery for Natural Gas Forwards Foreshadows Increasingly Tight Balances This Summer

Modest Recovery for Natural Gas Forwards Foreshadows Increasingly Tight Balances This Summer

Lingering cold weather and strong export demand fueled a modest rebound for natural gas forward prices across North America during the trading period from April 15-21, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Falling prices on the U.S. East Coast, however, brought the overall average down at the front of the curve, while more notable gains were…

April 23, 2021
‘Bullish’ EIA Data Boosts Natural Gas Futures Prices

‘Bullish’ EIA Data Boosts Natural Gas Futures Prices

Lower-than-expected storage figure reflects chilly April weather Strong export demand also tightening up balances Current trajectory points to ‘dangerously low’ storage heading into next winter Natural gas futures prices strengthened Thursday after the latest government storage data pointed to continued tightness in the market. The May Nymex contract settled at $2.749, up 5.7 cents from…

April 23, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Climb After Supportive EIA Data; Cash Crumbles as Chill Seen Fading

Natural Gas Futures Climb After Supportive EIA Data; Cash Crumbles as Chill Seen Fading

Natural gas futures prices strengthened Thursday after the latest government storage data pointed to continued tightness in the market. The May Nymex contract settled at $2.749, up 5.7 cents from Wednesday’s close. June climbed 5.5 cents to $2.831. Spot gas prices were mixed, but fell off sharply on the East Coast as the coldest temperatures…

April 22, 2021
Strong Exports, Persisting Chill Drive Modest Gains for Natural Gas Forward Prices

Strong Exports, Persisting Chill Drive Modest Gains for Natural Gas Forward Prices

Lingering cold weather and strong export demand fueled a modest rebound for natural gas forward prices across North America during the trading period from April 15-21, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Falling prices on the U.S. East Coast, however, brought the overall average down at the front of the curve, while more notable gains were…

April 22, 2021
May Natural Gas Prices Rally as EIA’s 38 Bcf Storage Build Points to ‘Tight’ Balances

May Natural Gas Prices Rally as EIA’s 38 Bcf Storage Build Points to ‘Tight’ Balances

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a smaller-than-expected 38 Bcf injection into natural gas storage facilities for the week ending April 16. With estimates ahead of the EIA report pointing to a build as large as 56 Bcf, Nymex futures traders harped on the news. The May Nymex contract was trading nearly flat day/day at…

April 22, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Prices Slide Further Ahead of EIA Storage Data; Northeast Cash Rallies

Natural Gas Futures Prices Slide Further Ahead of EIA Storage Data; Northeast Cash Rallies

BREAKING: U.S. EIA reports 38 Bcf injection into natural gas storage facilities for the week ending April 16 Production recovers, while LNG slips further Cold front boosts Northeast cash Natural gas futures continued to peel back midweek as production ticked higher and export demand retreated. Staring down a softer storage injection week/week, traders sent the…

April 22, 2021