El Paso Permian West Texas/SE New Mexico Natural Gas Prices

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Includes deliveries into El Paso Natural Gas in the Permian Basin, which in turn includes the areas along its system that EPNG designates as the Waha, Keystone, and Plains pools.

Dime-store Discounts in West Texas Drag Weekly Natural Gas Spot Market Lower

Woefully low prices in West Texas headlined natural gas spot price action during the week ended March 22, with generally mild temperatures resulting in small adjustments for much of the Lower 48; the NGI Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. tumbled 22.5 cents to $2.535/MMBtu.

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Natural Gas Futures Fall, But Analysts Eyeing Upside Longer Term; Waha Back in Black

Natural gas futures capped off the week on a down note Friday, dropping to the bottom of the recent trading range amid an underwhelming demand outlook in the near-term. In the spot market, shoulder season conditions inspired discounts throughout the Lower 48, while extreme weakness in West Texas prices improved marginally; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. fell 6.0 cents to $2.430/MMBtu. Read More

Heating Season Nearly Done and Dusted as Natural Gas Futures Slide

With forecasts offering a clearer -- and generally bearish -- picture on the weather outlook through the end of the heating season, natural gas futures sold off Friday. In the spot market, forecasts for colder temperatures expected over the weekend boosted prices in the Northeast, while points in the West declined; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. fell 13.5 cents to $2.715/MMBtu.

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Supportive EIA Storage Pull on Tap as Natural Gas Futures Gain; Cash Mixed

Expectations for a hefty late-season withdrawal from this week’s Energy Information Administration storage report helped natural gas futures continue to rebound Wednesday following a sharp sell-off earlier in the week. In the spot market, a mix of spring and winter weather in the forecast -- including snow in the Rockies and highs in the 60s and 70s further east -- produced a mix of price moves; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. added 2.0 cents to $2.755/MMBtu. Read More

Moderating Temps Bring Down Weekly Natural Gas Spot Prices; Futures Tread Water

Given unseasonably cold temperatures that peaked early during the week ended March 8 before tapering off, some moderation in weekly spot prices was inevitable; indeed, the NGI Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. slumped $1.155 to average $3.435/MMBtu. Read More

Natural Gas Futures Steady as Market Mulls Storage Picture; Cash Falls

After weighing lean stockpiles against the potential for eventual milder temperatures and ample production to quickly re-establish a supply cushion, the natural gas futures market decided to stand pat Friday. In the spot market, a mild weekend forecast sent Northeast prices plunging; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. dropped 12.0 cents to $2.850/MMBtu. Read More

Late-Season Cold Helps Shatter Spot Price Record as Northwest Sumas Leads Weekly Natural Gas Gains

Late-season cold accompanied sharp natural gas spot price gains throughout the Lower 48 during the week ended Friday (March 1), including a new record-high trade in the Pacific Northwest; the NGI Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. added $1.315 to $4.590/MMBtu. Read More
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Natural Gas Bulls Fail to Gain Momentum as Outlooks Trend Colder; Spot Gas Mixed

The stars were aligned for natural gas bulls hoping to ride the wave of Tuesday’s gains as weather models continued to trend colder for the late February/early March period. But after hitting an intraday high of $2.689, the Nymex March gas futures contract slid from there, eventually settling Wednesday at $2.636, down 2.6 cents. April fell 2.8 cents to $2.669. Read More

Near-term Cold Keeps Natural Gas Bulls in Game; Spot Gas Slides

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.

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Developing Cold Snap Fuels Natural Gas Futures; Spot Prices Mixed

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. Read More