Daily, Weekly and Bidweek Prices are in U.S.$/MMBtu except for locations in the Canada section which are in Cdn$/GJ. The deals column represents the number of transaction reports used by NGI in the calculation of the price and the volume column, while the sum of the volume of those deals, in thousand MMBtus/day. For more information, please see NGI's Price Methodology.
Forward Prices are expressed in U.S.$/MMBtu and based on indicative data obtained from traders, exchanges and deals provided by energy companies. "Fixed Price" represent the forward prices of gas delivered for each reference period at the various locations/hubs. "Basis Price" represent the differential, for each reference period, between the Henry Hub and various locations/hubs. The Summer and Winter prices are simple averages of Apr-Oct (7 months) and Nov-Mar (5 months) respectively. "Bal Smr" and "Bal Wtr" prices represent simple averages of the remaining months in those seasonal strips (after at least one month has passed). For daily updates of these data in monthly bullets going out 5 years, contact sales at email@example.com.
Houston Ship Channel Description
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
Natural gas winter prices moved in and out of positive territory Tuesday as weather models provided more clarity about breaks between pre-winter cold snaps that are on tap for the rest of the month. The Nymex November futures contract eventually settled at $3.239, down three-tenths of a cent on the day. Most of the remaining winter contracts also settled less than a penny lower, except January, which fell 1.5 cents to $3.374.
What is usually a quiet day of trading was anything but on Friday as November natural gas prices swung in a nearly 15-cent range before settling 6.1 cents lower at $3.161. Despite bullish weather forecasts that remained intact, lower demand because of former Hurricane Michael and recovering production following the storm helped market bears regain the upper hand after an early-morning rally.
Lower 48 gas production returned to record highs, but continued strength in the cash market and substantial increases in heating demand projected for mid-October lifted the Nymex November natural gas futures contract up a whopping 12.4 cents Monday to settle at $3.267.
Persistent warmth, natural gas pipeline maintenance events and an unusually high level of nuclear generation outages lifted gas prices across most of the country from Oct. 1-5, with some pricing locations posting gains of more than $1 on some days. Milder weather that moved in later in the week, however, trimmed overall gains. The NGI Weekly National Avg. rose 14 cents to $2.80.
With weather forecasts showing a mid-October cold snap quickly fading, natural gas futures continued to fall from recent highs Friday as the milder outlook, combined with the latest storage data, appeared to calm market fears about potential supply issues this winter. The Nymex November gas futures contract slipped 2.2 cents to settle at $3.143. Spot gas prices also moved lower with milder weather in much of the country, save for the southern United States and up the Mid-Atlantic coast. The NGI National Avg. plunged 23.5 cents to $2.68.
The ball remained firmly in natural gas market bulls’ court Wednesday as November prices easily breached low-end technical resistance, shooting up as high as $3.26 before taking a few steps back before the close.
Clearer signs of a cold front in mid-October were enough to send natural gas futures rallying for a second day as traders grappled with the very real possibility that storage inventories could sit as low as 3.25 Bcf at the start of the premium winter season. The Nymex November gas futures contract rocketed 7.2 cents higher to $3.166 even as gas production continued to set records.
The first day of trading in October was a volatile one as Nymex gas futures rocketed 8.6 cents higher at the front of the curve as traders weighed the impact of shifting weather forecasts that could leave 600+ Bcf storage deficits relatively intact just as the peak of the shoulder season hits. Spot gas prices, meanwhile, were mostly higher amid warmer temperatures in the southern and eastern United States. The NGI National Spot Gas Avg. soared 12 cents to $2.64.
As storage concerns came to the forefront in the natural gas futures market during the week ended Sept. 28, shoulder season temperatures produced a mix of changes in the spot market; the NGI Weekly National Spot Gas Average fell a penny to $2.66/MMBtu.
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