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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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