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
After a brief dip into negative territory, natural gas futures posted another gain Tuesday as the American weather model turned more aggressive, with cold returning to the East later this month. With already strong demand on tap beginning this week and lasting through next week, the Nymex March gas futures contract settled 4.6 cents higher at $2.688. April was up 4.6 cents to $2.705.
Natural gas futures rallied to start the week as weather guidance trended colder with a weather system expected to hit the United States this weekend and others that would potentially last into March. The Nymex March gas futures contract climbed 5.9 cents to settle Monday at $2.642, while April jumped 5.5 cents to $2.659.
Despite mostly mild weather across the United States this week, some localized frigid air in the West led to extreme volatility in that region. Prices for the Feb. 4-8 period spiked nearly $20 in the Rockies and more than $10 in California as demand hit record levels. Elsewhere, however, temperatures turned springlike and led to a substantial sell-off, especially in Northeast markets. The NGI Weekly National Avg.ultimately rose 59 cents to $3.525.
Natural gas futures prices put up modest gains Friday as weather models trended colder with a cold snap expected to hit the country around Feb. 18, and hinted at the possibility of more winter storms to follow. The Nymex March gas futures contract edged up 3.2 cents to settle at $2.583, while April rose 3.2 cents to $2.604.
After shedding nearly a quarter during the last four trading sessions, March natural gas prices managed to end Tuesday in the black -- but barely -- as major weather model differences continued between the milder Global Forecast System model and the colder European model. The Nymex March gas futures contract climbed two-tenths of a cent to settle at $2.662, while April rose eight-tenths of a cent to $2.65.
Natural gas futures prices fell deeper into the red Monday, extending losses for a fourth consecutive day as weather models can’t seem to agree on the return of significantly colder weather. The Nymex March gas futures contract settled 7.4 cents lower at $2.66. April dropped 5.7 cents to $2.642, and the rest of the futures strip fell no more than about 5 cents.
The February Nymex natural gas futures contract ended on a positive note Tuesday, recovering from early losses as long-range forecasts hinted at more cold arriving after a milder break next week. In the spot market, Midwest prices surged for a second straight day as forecasters were looking for the most extreme temperatures from this week’s polar cold front to hit the region Wednesday; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. added 77.5 cents to $4.400/MMBtu.
Despite being on the cusp of a potentially record-setting Arctic blast, the natural gas futures market on Monday expressed its dissatisfaction with a mild break expected next week, selling off sharply to slip back below the $3 mark. In the spot market, the prospect of dangerously cold temperatures over the next few days helped drive hefty gains in the Midwest; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. climbed 31.0 cents to $3.625/MMBtu.
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