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NGI's Houston Ship Channel Index is comprised of transactions within the "Houston Pipe Line Pool." Our index does not include deals at the "Golden Triangle" area of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange in Jefferson and Orange Counties, TX, nor does it include transactions at the refinery hub in Texas City, which is located in Galveston County, TX. We defer to the locations that ICE includes in its definition of the HPL Pool, which ICE lists as the following meter name and numbers: Air Liquide Bayport 988001 Air Products La Porte 981281 Air Products Pasadena Chemical 981418 Celanese Clear Lake 988018 Chevron Phillips Cedar Bayou 981024 Dow Deer Park 981506 Enterprise Mont Belvieu 981326 Equistar Channelview North 981373 Equistar Laporte Polymers 981553 ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery 981631 ExxonMobil Plastics Mont Belvieu 981379 Gulf Coast Fractionators 981389 Ineos Chocolate Bayou 981686 Ineos Deer Park 983409 Lanxess Baytown 981550 LCY Elastomers 981531 LyondellBasell Houston Refinery 981063 OptimAltura Channelview Cogen 981563 Oxy Vinyls Battleground Rd 981485 Oxy VinylsLaPorte 981444 San Jacinto Cogen 981554 Shell Deer Park Cogen 981581 Shell Deer Park East 981060 Shell Deer Park South 981095 Targa Mt Belvieu 981084 Valero Houston Refinery 981394 Valero Premcor 981511 ICE HSC HPL Pool meter 987342

Another Three-Digit EIA Injection; NatGas Balances in Need of ‘Material Improvement’

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday reported a 100 Bcf weekly injection into U.S. natural gas stocks, a figure on the low side of estimates that elicited a fairly muted reaction from the futures market. Read More

Production Dip, Demand Gains Power Natural Gas Futures Rally

Natural gas futures rallied several cents Tuesday, aided by an uptick in anticipated weather-driven demand and a dip in daily production estimates. Spot prices, meanwhile, were mixed, as declines in the Northeast countered gains further west; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. added 0.5 cents to $2.305/MMBtu. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Rally Said ‘Peculiar’ as Uncertainty Remains Over Arrival of Summer Heat

The latest forecasts showed sustained summer heat could still be weeks away, but that didn’t discourage natural gas futures bulls from driving front month prices higher Friday. Read More

Coming Off Rally, Natural Gas Futures Post Small Loss; Cash Weak on Stormy Pattern

Coming off a sharp rally the day before, one that seemed to surprise analysts, natural gas futures bulls mostly held their ground... Read More

Natural Gas Bears Pause For Breather as Futures Post Small Gain

After driving prices lower the previous few sessions, natural gas bears took a break Tuesday as prices notched a small increase despite an uninspiring forecast. In the spot market, some springtime snow and chilly temperatures accompanied further gains in the Rockies as shoulder season conditions resulted in minimal day/day adjustments for most other regions; the NGISpot Gas National Avg. added 6.0 cents to $2.205/MMBtu.

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Weekly Natural Gas Spot Prices Rise; Big EIA Injection Pressures Futures

A shoulder season mix of both heating and cooling demand supported modestly higher natural gas spot prices for the week ended May 3; the NGIWeekly Spot Gas National Avg. climbed 11.0 cents to $2.165/MMBtu. Read More

Bearish Weather, Fundamentals Drop Natural Gas Futures; Mild Temps Drive Discounted Spot Prices

A lack of weather-driven demand, combined with an exceptionally large weekly inventory build, proved too much for natural gas futures bulls to overcome Friday as prices skidded lower for a second straight session. In the spot market, shoulder season temperatures tamped down buying interest in deals for weekend and Monday delivery; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. slumped 9.0 cents to $2.105/MMBtu. Read More

Projected Triple-Digit Storage Builds Send May NatGas Bidweek Prices Tumbling

After natural gas futures prices in April plunged to their lowest level since 2016, and with a bearish weather outlook that is seen tightening storage... Read More

Natural Gas Futures Slip as Weather Data Still Unclear for May; Cash Up on Pipe Work

With the strongest demand on tap for this week and the potential for moderating temperatures in May, traders quickly reversed the previous day’s gains and sent natural gas futures slightly lower on Tuesday. The June Nymex gas contract slipped 1.8 cents to $2.575, and July fell 2.3 cents to $2.617. Read More

May Natural Gas Futures Expire Higher Amid More Demand Gains; Cash Firms Ahead of Cold

After a brief dip into the red, the May Nymex gas futures contract rolled off the board 5.2 cents higher at $2.566/MMBtu Friday as weather models intensified an expected cold snap in the northern United States while also increasing heat for the southern states. June, which takes over the prompt-month position on Monday, settled at $2.58, up 3.2 cents. Read More