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 impressive early winter cold amplifying the risks posed by lean stockpiles, the recent rally in the natural gas futures market showed no signs of letting up Tuesday -- and if anything seemed to accelerate. Meanwhile, another day of widespread weather-driven gains yielded some of the strongest early winter spot prices since 2014; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. tacked on another 35.5 cents to $4.410/MMBtu.
Natural gas futures rebounded Friday on colder trends for the second week of November, with more volatility from weather models for a market keenly focused on shifts in the temperature outlook. The December Nymex contract added 4.7 cents to settle at $3.284/MMBtu after trading in a fairly wide range from $3.166 to $3.313. January added 3.5 cents to $3.310, while February climbed 1.9 cents to $3.192.
December natural gas futures strengthened Wednesday as the possibility of chillier weather in the medium range and persistently low storage inventories once again caused jitters for the market. The Nymex December futures contract rose 7.4 cents to $3.261, while January climbed 5.8 cents to $3.302.
Shoulder-season volatility -- in both weather models and natural gas pricing -- continued on Tuesday as traders appeared unsure of what to make of the latest weather data, which reflected a return to cold weather in the long range but warmer weather through the medium term. The Nymex December gas futures contract, in its first day in the prompt-month position, settled at $3.187, down 1.1 cents on the day. January slipped 1.7 cents to $3.244.
For the second trading day in a row, natural gas futures bounced off key technical support, limiting losses despite a new production record established over the past weekend and warmer weather through the medium range. The Nymex November gas futures contract ultimately expired Monday at $3.185, flat on the day, despite shedding as much as 8.5 cents during the session. December, which will take over the prompt-month position on Tuesday, fell 2.7 cents to $3.198.
Natural gas prices were mixed for the period between Oct. 22 and 26 as unseasonably chilly weather moved across the eastern half of the country. Gains were somewhat tempered compared with recent weeks, although several maintenance events across the country boosted some points by a couple of dollars. The NGI Weekly National Avg.was up a far more modest 6 cents to $3.24.
After waffling just a couple of cents below the previous day’s settle for much of the morning -- and even moving into positive territory -- the latest weather models provided enough confirmation in milder mid-November trends for natural gas market bears to officially claim victory, for Wednesday’s battle at least. November Nymex futures settled at $3.166, down 4.6 cents on the day. December fell 5.6 cents to $3.227, and the winter strip (November-March) dropped 5.4 cents to $3.174.
Even with warmer risks in the latest weather models, cold shots that could continue well into November led to a more than 10-cent swing in prompt-month natural gas prices on Tuesday. The Nymex November gas futures contract eventually settled at $3.212, up 7.4 cents on the day. December was up 6.9 cents to $3.283, and the winter strip (November-March) climbed 5.5 cents to $3.228.
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