As Prompt-Month Henry Hub Surpasses $4, North American Gas Buyers Say Price Surge a Mixed Bag

Changes in regional and global natural gas pricing, along with the transition to low-carbon energy, are creating challenges and opportunities for large natural gas buyers in North America, a panel of experts agreed Wednesday (July 21). The discussion at the LDC Gas Forums-Northeast event in Boston came a day before prompt-month Henry Hub prices surpassed…

Weekly Natural Gas Prices Pop Amid Searing Summer Heat, Robust Demand

Weekly natural gas cash prices soared along with lofty temperatures and strong cooling demand throughout much of the Lower 48. NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. for the July 19-23 period jumped 16.5 cents to $3.780. Hot high pressure created scorching conditions over much of the West and into the Plains, with highs of 90s…

July 23, 2021

August Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Finish Flurry of Trading on Another High Note

Natural gas futures climbed even higher on Friday, extending to six days a furious demand-driven rally that sent the prompt month to a close above $4.00 for a second session. The August Nymex contract rose 5.7 cents day/day and settled at $4.060/MMBtu, its highest mark since 2018. September gained 6.0 cents to $4.042. NGI’s Spot…

July 23, 2021

COLUMN: CFE Emerging As Mexico’s De Facto Natural Gas System Operator

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico’s natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. With the start of activity on the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan, La Laguna-Aguascalientes and Villa de Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara pipelines since December 2018, the government…

July 23, 2021

Baker Hughes Bullish on Global Natural Gas Market; Investment in Energy Transition Continues

Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) has made investment in “new energy frontiers” a key part of its strategy moving forward, but management for the oilfield services provider still sees a bright outlook for the global natural gas market. Remarking on the company’s recently released 2Q2021 financial results, CEO Lorenzo Simonelli struck an optimistic tone when discussing…

July 23, 2021