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Major Weekend Cold Shift for Models Propels Natural Gas Futures Sharply Higher Early

Major Weekend Cold Shift for Models Propels Natural Gas Futures Sharply Higher Early

Natural gas futures were soaring higher in early trading Monday after a bullish shift in forecasts over the weekend raised the prospect of upcoming cold reaching more populated areas of the eastern Lower 48. The March Nymex contract was up 19.5 cents to $2.759/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. Over the weekend weather models increased…

February 1, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Trade Close to Even Early as Analysts Digest ‘Disappointing’ EIA Print

Natural Gas Futures Trade Close to Even Early as Analysts Digest ‘Disappointing’ EIA Print

Natural gas futures hovered close to even early Friday as forecasts continued to favor frigid temperatures moving into parts of the Lower 48 next month, while analysts contemplated the implications of this week’s “disappointing” inventory data. The March Nymex contract was up 0.7 cents to $2.671/MMBtu at around 8:35 a.m. ET. As of early Friday…

January 29, 2021
European Model Trends Warmer as Natural Gas Futures Retreat Early

European Model Trends Warmer as Natural Gas Futures Retreat Early

Natural gas futures retreated early Thursday as one of the major weather models trended warmer, while upcoming government inventory data was expected to take a backseat to forecasts in terms of influencing future price action. The March Nymex contract was down 4.4 cents to $2.658/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. Selling corresponded to changes in…

January 28, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Continue Climbing After More Cold Trends Overnight

Natural Gas Futures Continue Climbing After More Cold Trends Overnight

Overnight weather models extended a recent cold shift in the forecasts, giving natural gas futures continued upward momentum in early trading Wednesday. The expiring February Nymex contract was up 6.2 cents to $2.718/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET, while the March contract was trading 6.0 cents higher to $2.696. Another round of colder-trending weather data…

January 27, 2021
CME to Launch Global Emissions Offset Futures Contract

CME to Launch Global Emissions Offset Futures Contract

CME Group plans to launch a futures contract in March that would provide a regulated, market-based solution to manage global emissions risk. The Global Emissions Offset (GEO) futures contract, which is pending relevant regulatory reviews before a launch on March 1, was jointly developed with Xpansiv CBL Holding Group, a data and technology firm focused…

January 26, 2021
CME to Launch Asian LNG Futures Contracts Aimed at Japanese Power Producers

CME to Launch Asian LNG Futures Contracts Aimed at Japanese Power Producers

CME Group said late Wednesday it plans to launch two Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) futures contracts and four Japanese electricity futures contracts in February. While the electricity contracts would expand CME’s suite of global power futures and options, the two LNG contracts could provide Japanese power producers another tool to manage price risk, the…

January 7, 2021
January Natural Gas Retreats on ‘Flip-Flopping’ Weather Models; Hefty Storage Withdrawal Expected

January Natural Gas Retreats on ‘Flip-Flopping’ Weather Models; Hefty Storage Withdrawal Expected

As the market prepared to digest the latest government inventory data, expected to show a hefty withdrawal from U.S. gas stocks, mixed overnight weather trends saw natural gas futures retreat in early trading Wednesday. The January Nymex contract was off 6.7 cents to $2.713/MMBtu at around 8:35 a.m. ET. After previously showing a warmer outlook…

December 23, 2020
Market Slow to Embrace CME’s U.S. LNG Futures Contract One Year After Launch

Market Slow to Embrace CME’s U.S. LNG Futures Contract One Year After Launch

Roughly a year after CME Group launched its U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) futures contract, the first ever available in the world for physical LNG delivery, it has yet to trade as the spot market continues to evolve and global players have long been slow to adopt new financial tools in their deals.  Developing a…

November 17, 2020

CME Launching Physical LNG Futures Contract Ahead of Winter

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers beginning in October will be able to purchase physical volumes of the super-chilled fuel through CME Group’s new LNG futures contract, the company said Wednesday.

September 4, 2019

Enterprise, CME Plan to Auction More U.S. Crude

Enterprise Products Partners said Tuesday it is teaming up again with CME Group for an electronic auction that would offer domestic crude for export from its Houston Ship Channel terminal.

March 20, 2019
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