Houston Ship Channel East Texas Natural Gas Prices

Daily Change
-0.045
-2.70%
Month/Month Change
-0.130
-7.50%
Year/Year Change
-1.035
-39.30%
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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
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Coronavirus Adds to Shoulder Season Slump for Weekly Natural Gas Spot Market

With seasonal factors and underlying fundamentals already keeping a lid on the natural gas spot market, the addition of coronavirus demand destruction gave prices nowhere to go but down during the trading week ending March 27; NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. shed 15.0 cents to $1.405/MMBtu.

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Natural Gas Futures Steady as Oil Patch in Turmoil

Amid upheaval in the oil patch and uncertainty over the demand impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, natural gas futures managed to hold relatively steady in Friday’s trading. The April Nymex contract rolled off the board at $1.634/MMBtu, off 0.3 cents day/day. The May contract slid 1.8 cents to $1.671.

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Natural Gas Futures Follow Equities Higher as Coronavirus Continues to Weigh on Outlook

Mirroring gains in equities as markets looked to lawmakers for economic relief in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, natural gas futures rallied Tuesday. The April Nymex contract settled at $1.653/MMBtu, up 5.1 cents on the day. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Slide; Analysts Brace for ‘Startling’ Coronavirus-Related Demand Hit

The volatility in the broader economy continued to make its presence felt in the natural gas futures market Friday, with prices ultimately sliding amid uncertainty over the full impact of the coronavirus. After trading as high as $1.700/MMBtu and as low as $1.574, the April Nymex contract went on to settle at $1.604, down 5.0 cents on the day. Read More

Front of Natural Gas Futures Curve Sags Under Weight of Slowing Economy

As natural gas futures traders continued weighing coronavirus demand destruction against future production cuts, the bearish side of the argument won out Tuesday, at least for the near term. The April Nymex contract tumbled 8.6 cents to settle at $1.729/MMBtu.

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Coronavirus Looms, but Natural Gas Bulls Find New Lease on Life During Wild Trading Week

The upheaval in oil markets provided natural gas bulls with a new lease on life during the trading week ended March 13, as the promise of future production cuts helped to rally both cash and futures; NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. climbed 12.0 cents to $1.635/MMBtu. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Inch Higher to Close Out Wild Week for Markets

Capping off a wild week of trading for both energy markets and beyond, natural gas futures inched higher Friday, boosted by a more supportive weather outlook and the prospect of future production cuts. The April Nymex contract picked up 2.8 cents to settle at $1.869/MMBtu after trading as high as $1.951 and as low as $1.795. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Extend Rally in Wake of Energy Market Shake-Up

Extending the previous day’s gains, natural gas futures staged a furious rally Tuesday as the potential upstream fallout from plummeting oil prices has breathed new life into a chronically oversupplied market. The April Nymex contract surged 15.8 cents to settle at $1.936/MMBtu. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Extend Rebound as Covid-19 Creates Bearish Headwinds

Uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak continued to weigh on the outlook for the nascently global natural gas futures market Tuesday, but prices extended recent gains after last week’s test of a key long-term support level. Following through on the previous session’s rally, the April Nymex contract climbed 4.4 cents to settle at $1.800/MMBtu. May settled at $1.838, up 4.1 cents. Read More
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Weekly Natural Gas Prices Brush off Fleeting Cold as Futures Plunge Toward $1.60

Despite another glancing blow of crisp air across the Lower 48 this week, natural gas prices failed to maintain momentum and ended the Feb. 24-27 period sharply lower week/week. NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. for the four days through Thursday tumbled 13.5 cents to $1.685. Friday trading was not included as it was for March gas delivery. Read More