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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

Covid-19 Fears Combine with Warmer Weather Forecasts to Send Natural Gas Futures Below $1.70

After being driven sharply lower by an increasingly mild weather forecast, natural gas futures sustained even more damage on Friday as global fears of the coronavirus continued to hammer stocks and energy commodities. The April Nymex gas futures contract plunged to an intraday low of $1.642/MMBtu before going on to settle at $1.684, down 6.8 cents from Thursday’s close. May also fell 6.8 cents to land at $1.732. Read More

Further Warming Weather Outlooks, Weak Cash Pressure Natural Gas Futures; More Downside ‘Likely’

Natural gas futures continued to slide Friday on further warmer trends in the latest weather models, crushing any hopes that bulls had for a return to $2 gas. The March Nymex gas futures contract settled at $1.905/MMBtu, down 1.5 cents from Thursday’s close. April slipped 1.4 cents to $1.917. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Surge as Prospects Improve for Chilly End to Winter; Cash Rallies as Storm Arrives

Weekend weather models achieved a feat that has remained elusive over the winter so far, turning massively colder over the extended holiday weekend and sending the natural gas futures surging to start the work week. The March Nymex gas futures contract jumped 14.4 cents to settle Tuesday at $1.981/MMBtu. April shot up 11.5 cents to $1.971. Read More

Weekly Natural Gas Prices Shift Only Slightly Despite Wild Swings

Despite some intraweek volatility driven in large part to a double-shot of winter storms hitting the United States, weekly spot gas prices ultimately shifted very little week/week. The NGI Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. slipped just 2.0 cents to $1.750.

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Small Rebound for NatGas Futures as Weather Models Trend Colder; Cash Slides as Temperatures Warm

Natural gas futures capped the week with a modest gain as the latest weather data gave bulls enough momentum to prevent another leg lower ahead of the long holiday weekend. The March Nymex gas futures contract climbed 1.1 cents to settle Friday at $1.837. April was unchanged at $1.856. Read More

Forecasts Less Bearish but ‘Not Exactly Bullish’ as Natural Gas Futures See Small Rebound

After sinking to a four-year low to start the week, natural gas futures bounced a bit Tuesday as a late-week cold blast was seen boosting demand possibly to the highest level of the winter so far. The March Nymex gas futures contract climbed 2.2 cents to settle at $1.788/MMBtu. April rose 1.9 cents to close at $1.823. Read More

Indecisive Weather Models Keep Natural Gas Futures Steady Ahead of Weekend

A return of frigid air failed to materialize in the latest weather models, crushing any chance that Friday’s early gains could hold through the weekend. The March Nymex gas futures contract settled at $1.858/MMBtu, down four-tenths of a cent from Thursday’s close. April climbed a half-cent to $1.892.

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Natural Gas Futures Climb as Weather Models Finally Shift Colder; Permian Cash Leads Gains

With tight supply/demand balances intact, natural gas futures posted a moderate gain Tuesday as a return to at least near-normal temperatures appears more likely by the middle of the month. The March Nymex gas futures contract settled near session highs at $1.872, up 5.3 cents. April climbed 4.0 cents to $1.902. Read More

Natural Gas Prices in a Hole During February Bidweek as Winter Ends Before It Begins

Over the weekend, the celebrated groundhog Punxsutawney Phil foreshadowed an early spring, but natural gas traders have spent the past month wondering when... Read More