Bearish

Puzzling Market Response to Plump Storage Data

Puzzling Market Response to Plump Storage Data

Natural gas futures worked higher Thursday morning and had traders scratching their heads after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a storage build that was somewhat greater than what the market was expecting.

April 7, 2016
Bullish Weather Secures First $2-Plus NatGas Futures Close in Two Months

Bullish Weather Secures First $2-Plus NatGas Futures Close in Two Months

Physical natural gas and futures both staged hefty advances Thursday. Outside of a few points in the Rockies, nearly all market locations gained by a few pennies to a nickel or more.

April 7, 2016
Is $1.61 the End of a Cycle? Is Natural Gas Headed for $2.40? Check Sentiments, Trendlines

Is $1.61 the End of a Cycle? Is Natural Gas Headed for $2.40? Check Sentiments, Trendlines

Although when natural gas prices traded at 13-year lows of $1.611/MMBtu on March 4 it may have seemed that the industry as we know it may have come to an end, a study of the industry reveals that current low prices, layoffs, and lack of capital investment represent instead the end of a 15-year cycle.

March 21, 2016
NatGas Futures Ease Following Storage Data Release

NatGas Futures Ease Following Storage Data Release

Natural gas futures worked lower Thursday morning after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a storage withdrawal that was about in line with what traders were expecting.

March 17, 2016
NatGas Cash, Futures Post Solid Gains Despite Bearish Storage Stats

NatGas Cash, Futures Post Solid Gains Despite Bearish Storage Stats

Physical natural gas and futures raced higher in financial and physical trading on Thursday.

March 17, 2016
NatGas Bears On The March As Weekly Quotes Fall Hard, Often

NatGas Bears On The March As Weekly Quotes Fall Hard, Often

Natural gas prices had the trajectory of a coyote in a Saturday morning cartoon for the week ended Feb. 19. Not one market point traded in positive territory and after the dust settled the NGI Weekly Spot Gas Average was down a not-so-healthy 54 cents to $1.77.

February 19, 2016
Hefty Storage Pull Fails to Rouse NatGas Futures

Hefty Storage Pull Fails to Rouse NatGas Futures

Natural gas futures advanced Thursday morning after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a storage withdrawal that was greater than what traders were expecting. Following a lower open, futures, however, were unable to move past Wednesday’s settlement.

February 18, 2016
NatGas Futures Ignore Supportive Storage Data; Cash Slides

NatGas Futures Ignore Supportive Storage Data; Cash Slides

Physical natural gas prices for Friday delivery took it on the chin in Thursday’s trading as near-term weather forecasts for eastern and Midwest population centers combined with weaker next-day power pricing to send spot prices rattling lower.

February 18, 2016

Physical NatGas Posts Gains While Futures Hold Steady

Next-day gas traded modestly higher Tuesday as brief cold weather patterns were expected to traverse the country without generating any meaningful and long-lasting cold.

December 1, 2015

Northern Cold Sitting Tight; January Seen Unchanged

January natural gas is expected to open unchanged Tuesday morning at $2.23 as traders, for the moment, see a market capable of withstanding an onslaught of bearish weather forecasts. That may change in the next couple of days, they say. Overnight oil markets were mixed.

December 1, 2015