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.
Dominion South Description
Includes all transactions within Dominion's South Pool, which is the portion of the pipeline that lies upstream of Valley Gate Junction in Allegheny County, PA. This includes the Pennsylvania portion of the system that lies south of Valley Gate Junction, along with the segments that are located in Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. NOTE: NGI split its prior Dominion index into separate Dominion North Point and South Point indexes in April 2014. Prior to that, our Dominion index was a combination of North and South point deals. We at NGI did not see a meaningful volume of reported deals on Dominion North until late 2013, so for historical comparison purposes, our old Dominion index aligns most closely with our new Dominion South Point index.
January natural gas prices on Tuesday recovered half of the last two trading days’ 60-cent plunge as the prompt month bounced off support, despite mostly mild weather on tap for the remainder of the year. The Nymex January gas futures contract was strong right out of the gate but then went on to settle a few ticks shy of its intraday high at $3.838, up 31 cents on the day. February climbed 28.9 cents to $3.742, and March rose 25 cents to $3.558.
Natural gas futures prices came crashing down Friday as weather models all trended warmer for the rest of December, easing some fears about adequate supplies this winter. The Nymex January futures contract plunged 29.7 cents to $3.827, the first sub-$4 settle for the January contract since Nov. 12. February dropped 27.4 cents to $3.753, and March tumbled 25 cents to $3.606.
Natural gas futures sold off across the winter strip Tuesday as markets awaited further clues on the timing and strength of a potential return to colder temperatures later this month. In the spot market, prices sold off across most of the Lower 48 on expectations for milder national demand over the next few days, though points in volatile New England lurched higher; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. fell 8.0 cents to $4.545/MMBtu.
Despite trading in the negative early Monday, the possibility of cold weather returning to the United States around Christmas was enough to send natural gas futures prices nearly 18 cents higher by midday. The Nymex January gas futures contract eventually went on to settle up just 5.7 cents at $4.545, while February slipped 1.8 cents to $4.360 and March slid 1.9 cents to $4.136.
While natural gas futures prices continued to swing wildly in both directions during the Dec. 3-7 period, cash market direction was more clear as mild start to the week quickly gave way to more frigid conditions by midweek.
The power struggle between natural gas market bears and bulls continued Wednesday as futures prices soared as much as 17 cents overnight on a chillier long-range outlook only to plunge into the red as the latest data added a few days of milder temperatures. The Nymex January gas futures contract eventually recovered enough to settle 1.2 cents higher at $4.469 Wednesday, while February rose 2.5 cents to $4.33 and March gained a more substantial 6.9 cents to hit $4.006.
Short-term cold was enough to swing the natural gas market higher Tuesday, boosting January prices more than a dime even as weather data changed very little day/day. The Nymex January futures contract settled at $4.457, up 11.8 cents. February rose 14.8 cents to $4.305, and March edged up 16.9 cents to $3.937.
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