Natural gas futures were choppy Tuesday. Prices swung sharply higher early on the increasing potential for cold weather to linger into early March, but then retreated significantly as part of a broader commodities sell-off amid easing political tensions. The last half hour of trading brought another surge following the latest weather data, with the March Nymex gas futures rallying 11.1 cents to a $4.306/MMBtu settlement. April ticked up 8.1 cents to $4.241.

Northeast Prices

At A Glance:

  • Production falls to 97 Bcf/d
  • Forecasts for mixed demand
  • NGI models draw of 41 Bcf

Spot gas prices were mostly higher despite a mild break ahead of another winter storm targeting the Lower 48 this weekend. However, a huge slide in the Northeast sent NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. tumbling $1.595 to...