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Possible ‘Panic Buying’ Sends Natural Gas Futures Soaring as February Outlook Seen Much Colder

Possible ‘Panic Buying’ Sends Natural Gas Futures Soaring as February Outlook Seen Much Colder

Natural gas futures soared midweek after one of the major weather models staged the largest reversal this winter, resulting in a huge jump in projected demand for the next two weeks. The February Nymex gas futures contract settled Wednesday at $4.277/MMBtu, up 22.4 cents from Tuesday’s close. March rocketed up 14.2 cents to $4.036. At…

January 26, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Soar, Approach $5 Threshold as Depths of Winter Loom

Natural Gas Futures Soar, Approach $5 Threshold as Depths of Winter Loom

Natural gas futures surged on Wednesday, extending the first lengthy rally of 2022 to four straight days as forecasts for bitter cold temperatures and lofty heating demand intensified. The February Nymex gas futures contract soared 60.8 cents day/day and settled at $4.857. March jumped 35.9 cents to $4.327. At A Glance: ‘Strongest demand’ of winter…

January 12, 2022
Bedlam in U.S. Energy Markets Sends LNG Feed Gas Deliveries Spiraling Downward — LNG Recap

Bedlam in U.S. Energy Markets Sends LNG Feed Gas Deliveries Spiraling Downward — LNG Recap

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals were struggling to bounce back Tuesday after feed gas deliveries in recent days plummeted to their lowest point since the fall amid a historic cold snap gripping much of the country that’s created unprecedented energy demand. Deliveries to the terminals via interstate pipelines fell to 5.45 Bcf Monday,…

February 16, 2021
Natural Gas Forwards Brush Off Ice, Snow Draping Lower 48; Higher Prices Still to Come

Natural Gas Forwards Brush Off Ice, Snow Draping Lower 48; Higher Prices Still to Come

Bitterly cold temperatures blanketed the Lower 48, and the deep freeze threatened to curb output throughout most of the country’s production basins. Long-held storage surpluses have quickly eroded and export demand continues to fire on all cylinders. It was, by all considerations, the perfect storm to send natural gas futures rocketing sharply higher. And yet,…

February 12, 2021
Bitter Cold, Strong Export Demand Drive Big Gains for Natural Gas Forwards

Bitter Cold, Strong Export Demand Drive Big Gains for Natural Gas Forwards

With bone-chilling weather finally arriving in the Lower 48, the resulting surge in natural gas demand fueled massive gains across U.S. natural gas forward markets.  The February natural gas contract rolled off the board Wednesday at an average 22.0 cents higher than where it started the Jan. 21-27 period. The incoming prompt-month March contract jumped…

January 29, 2021

Lower 48 Upstream, Midstream Operators Battling Polar Blast

As Arctic cold settled in Wednesday across a wide swath of the country, from the Midwest to the Northeast, producers and midstream companies in the Appalachian and Williston basins were busy trying to fight the effects of record-setting temperatures on their operations and crews.

January 30, 2019

Big Gains Seen for Antero After January Cold Snap Stoked Natural Gas Demand

Antero Resources Corp. said Wednesday that this year’s completion schedule, a pipeline rupture in Ohio and last month’s extreme cold are likely to combine in holding its first quarter production flat with 4Q2017 volumes of 2.347 Bcfe/d.

February 15, 2018

Weekend Weather Guidance Offers Little for Bulls; March Natural Gas Called Lower

March natural gas was set to open Monday about 5 cents lower at around $2.794, as weather guidance over the weekend failed to offer anything to excite the bulls in terms of prospective heating demand.

February 5, 2018

March Natural Gas Called Higher as Forecasters Eye Mid-February Arctic Chills

March natural gas was set to open Tuesday about 7 cents higher at around $3.239, with forecasters still pointing to cold risks looking ahead to the middle of February.

January 30, 2018

February Natural Gas Retreats Off Last Week’s Surge, Called 14 Cents Lower

February natural gas was set to open Tuesday about 14 cents lower at around $3.055, retreating off a surge late last week following a record storage withdrawal.

January 16, 2018
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