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COLUMN: The Promise and Peril of a Changing LNG Market

COLUMN: The Promise and Peril of a Changing LNG Market

NGI has for nearly 40 years now covered the evolution of North American natural gas. From deregulation and the rise of a highly competitive market, to the collapse of Enron Corp. and the dawn of unconventional development, the organization has adapted and pressed ahead to what’s next.

April 1, 2020
COLUMN: The Promise and Peril of a Changing LNG Market

COLUMN: The Promise and Peril of a Changing LNG Market

NGI has for nearly 40 years now covered the evolution of North American natural gas. From deregulation and the rise of a highly competitive market, to the collapse of Enron Corp. and the dawn of unconventional development, the organization has adapted and pressed ahead to what’s next.

April 1, 2020

Northeast Points Skew Modest Market Gains; Futures Rise Again

The cash market Wednesday staged a broad rally of 15 cents with only a half-dozen points falling into the loss column as Old Man Winter refused to let go even with the first day of spring only a week away.

March 14, 2013

Cash, Futures Dance Higher Despite Waffling Weather Outlooks

The overall cash market advanced another 6 cents on average with only a minority of points in the loss column and some locations sporting double-digit gains. Rockies and northern California points were strong as well as the Gulf Coast and the Midcontinent. Much to the delight of market technicians, futures put in a new high, and at the close November was 3.0 cents higher at $3.617 and December had added 4.3 cents to $3.947. November crude oil followed slumping equity markets and dropped $2.05 to $90.05/bbl.

October 22, 2012

Cash Averages Continue Climb Despite Weak Fundamentals

Bolstered by Tuesday’s 9.5-cent gain in October futures, cash market averages across most of the country remained in the plus column for the third straight day Wednesday with a vast majority of points adding less than a dime. The recent stretch of price strength has market watchers scratching their heads for answers.

September 15, 2011

Directional Traders Piling on Short Side of Market; May Slides

May natural gas futures opened higher Monday but quickly tumbled nearly 20 cents to land solidly in the loss column, as falling oil markets were able to tug natural gas lower. At the close May was off by 6.6 cents to $4.138 and June had declined 7.4 cents to $4.190. May crude oil swan-dived $2.54 to $107.12/bbl.

April 19, 2011

$4 Seen as Key; May Drops in a Day Dominated by Oil Trading

May natural gas futures drifted lower Friday as traders noted little in the way of buying as prices completed the sixth day in a row in the loss column and traders shifted their interest to the petroleum complex. At the end of the day May had fallen 1.6 cents to $4.041 and June shed 1.9 cents to $4.107. May crude oil rocketed higher by $2.49 to $112.79/bbl.

April 11, 2011

Abundant Gas Supplies Put More Focus on Transportation Use

As exemplified by a Monday New York Times column touting the natural gas gold rush in shale, alternative fuel transportation applications are one of two outlets for the supply bonanza. They include compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG), which are both increasingly attractive to fleet and heavy-duty vehicle markets.

January 20, 2011

Cold Snap, Supportive Screen Sends Market Significantly Higher

Cash point averages on Monday for Tuesday delivery roared back into the plus column with most spots tacking on 15 to 20 cents across the country, leaving many traders “scratching their heads.”

May 11, 2010

March Out With a Gain as Traders Expect Bullish EIA Report

March natural gas futures managed to climb into the plus column Wednesday in its last trading day following four consecutive days of losses.

February 25, 2010
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