Sell-Off in Natural Gas Forwards Fueled by Freeport LNG Outage as Bears Take Control

As demand destruction from the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal outage continued to loosen balances, strong summer heat failed to prevent natural gas forwards from falling during the June 23-29 trading period. Fixed prices for August delivery at benchmark Henry Hub tumbled 37.4 cents during the period to average $6.499/MMBtu, NGI’s Forward Look data…

Natural Gas Forwards Tumble as Freeport LNG Outage Loosens Summer Balances

As summer heat failed to provide the spark needed to sustain higher prices, lost demand from the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal outage continued to erode value in the natural gas forwards market during the June 16-22 trading period. According to NGI’s Forward Look data, benchmark Henry Hub fell 56.2 cents week/week to average…

June 24, 2022

Freeport LNG Outage Impacts Win Out Over Summer Heat as Natural Gas Forwards Fall

As summer heat failed to provide the spark needed to sustain higher prices, lost demand from the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal outage continued to erode value in the natural gas forwards market during the June 16-22 trading period. According to NGI’s Forward Look data, benchmark Henry Hub fell 56.2 cents week/week to average…

June 23, 2022

Freeport LNG News Shakes Up Natural Gas Forwards Market, but Weather Still Wild Card

An extended outage at the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal continued to dominate the North American natural gas price outlook during the June 9-15 trading period, casting a wide shadow over regional markets from coast to coast, NGI’s Forward Look data show. The initial outage following an explosion at the 2.0 Bcf/d Freeport terminal,…

June 16, 2022

Natural Gas Forwards Plunge Following Freeport LNG News; Outage’s Duration Comes into Focus

An explosion at the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal left market participants contemplating weeks of potential demand destruction and caused a price shockwave that reverberated through the natural gas forwards market during the June 2-8 trading week. For the Lower 48 as a whole, fixed price moves were mixed in terms of the…

June 10, 2022