Natural gas futures visited both sides of even through midday Tuesday as traders mulled less-than-inspiring forecasts and strengthening export volumes. Cash markets were mixed, with some chilly spring weather failing to have much impact on Midwest and Northeast prices.

Here’s the latest:

  • May Nymex futures up 0.7 cents to $1.798/MMBtu as of 2:08 p.m. ET
  • June trading at $2.082, up 1.7 cents
  • Flows to Freeport LNG up to 759,333 Dth/d for Tuesday, according to data from NGI’s LNG Export Tracker

The stronger Freeport volumes were helping to lift overall volumes bound for U.S. liquefied natural gas export terminals to 12.87 million Dth/d for Tuesday. Last week, combined LNG flows had dropped below 10 Bcf/d. Natural gas futures were trading “relatively sideways” Tuesday as the...