Like most Fridays, price action along the Nymex futures curve stagnated as traders continued to digest the latest storage and weather data. Volumes also were low with only days to go before the May contract rolls off the board.

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The prompt month capped the week at $2.730, off 1.9 cents from Thursday’s close. June slipped 1.3 cents to $2.818.

Spot gas prices continued to come off recent peaks in much of the country with the focus turning to the near-perfect weather pattern for the final week of April into early May. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. slipped 1.5 cents to $2.570.

Bespoke Weather Services said with the colder weather on the way out, the market can finally close the books on “heating degree day season” and begin looking toward the time when warmth starts...