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Millennium East Pool Description
Includes transactions within the Millennium East Pool, which is defined as the portion of Millennium Pipeline that extends east of the Corning Compressor Station. Our index includes all deals within the East Pool, with the exception of deliveries into Algonquin Gas Transmission at Ramapo, New York, since those trades are reflected in our Algonquin Receipts index.
The natural gas market firmly shifted into springtime mode, with weekly prices tumbling down as any remnants of winter demand had dissipated by midweek. Not even a host of pipeline maintenance events across the country could save prices during the short holiday week, and the NGI Weekly Spot National Avg.plunged 31.5 cents to $2.035.
Strong bearish sentiment was too much for natural gas bulls to overcome Tuesday even as the latest weather data added some demand back into forecasts. However, after Monday’s 7-cent plunge, the Nymex May gas futures contract took somewhat of a breather and ultimately settled only 1.8 cents lower at $2.572/MMBtu. June slid 1.6 cents to $2.617.
A slew of pipeline maintenance and one of several blasts of cold air expected to move through parts of the country in the weeks ahead did little to spark any interest from natural gas traders this week. Most prices outside of the West finished the April 8-12 week in the black, although gains were limited to less than a dime at most market hubs. Permian Basin locations posted far more substantial increases that pushed prices back into positive territory, and the NGI Weekly National Avg. rose 8.5 cents to $2.35.
Natural gas futures resumed their sideways action in a quiet session Friday, with prices fluctuating within a tight band of less than a nickel throughout the day. The Nymex May gas futures contract eventually settled just 0.4 cents lower at $2.660/MMBtu, as did June, which slipped to $2.704.
Mixed forecast trends and ongoing concerns over loose shoulder season balances left natural gas futures stuck in neutral Tuesday. In the spot market, late-season wintry conditions inspired modest gains in the Rockies and Northeast, while West Texas returned to negative territory; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. slid 1.5 cents to $2.37/MMBtu.
Much like the rest of the week, there was little fundamental change Friday to move natural gas futures prices significantly in one direction or the other. The Nymex May gas futures contract climbed 2.1 cents to settle at $2.664, capping off a week in which prices budged less than a nickel each day. June also tacked on 2 cents to settle at $2.706.
After a temporary stall, natural gas futures moved decisively lower Thursday as the potential for more cold later this month didn’t appear...
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