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June Natural Gas Stumbles as Forecasts Point to Lighter Demand, Cyberattack Unsettles Markets

June Natural Gas Stumbles as Forecasts Point to Lighter Demand, Cyberattack Unsettles Markets

Natural gas futures gave up ground on Monday as traders mulled waning weather-driven demand and the potential implications of a cybersecurity attack on the largest fuel pipeline in the United States.    The June Nymex contract dropped 2.6 cents day/day and settled at $2.932/MMBtu. July fell 2.6 to $2.978. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. advanced 5.5…

May 10, 2021
Higher Commodity Prices, Strengthening Economies Improve Outlook for Global Energy Demand, Moody’s Says

Higher Commodity Prices, Strengthening Economies Improve Outlook for Global Energy Demand, Moody’s Says

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its outlook for the global energy industry, citing a sustained increase in commodity prices and expectations for global economic growth to drive increased oil and gas demand over the next 12 to 18 months. The firm said it expects that, as vaccine programs become prevalent and the coronavirus outbreaks fade,…

May 3, 2021
Chevron Prioritizing ‘Highest Value’ Investments, Pacing Activity to Match Demand

Chevron Prioritizing ‘Highest Value’ Investments, Pacing Activity to Match Demand

Chevron Corp. has regiggered its global natural gas and oil portfolio over the past year, with the priority today going to the “highest value investments,” CFO Pierre Breber said Friday.Breber shared some insight into first quarter performance and the outlook ahead during a conference call. He explained how the San Ramon, CA-based energy major has…

April 30, 2021
As Temperatures Fall, Cash Prices Advance and May Natural Gas Futures Tread Water

As Temperatures Fall, Cash Prices Advance and May Natural Gas Futures Tread Water

Natural gas futures traded in the green much of Wednesday, lifted by colder weather trends that pointed to increased heating demand through the second half of April. Near-record liquefied natural gas (LNG) levels continued to provide price support as well. But a sixth-straight day of gains proved elusive as traders took profits late in the…

April 14, 2021
April Natural Gas Futures Extend Gains as LNG Holds Strong, Cash Prices Advance

April Natural Gas Futures Extend Gains as LNG Holds Strong, Cash Prices Advance

Natural gas futures on Monday advanced for a second consecutive session, boosted by continued robust liquefied natural gas (LNG) levels. The April Nymex contract settled at $2.582/MMBtu, up 4.7 cents day/day. May gained 5.3 cents to $2.619. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. rose 4.0 cents to $2.310, with prices up across the Rocky Mountains region…

March 22, 2021
Absent Demand Drivers, April Natural Gas Futures Falter Fourth Consecutive Day; Cash Prices Fall

Absent Demand Drivers, April Natural Gas Futures Falter Fourth Consecutive Day; Cash Prices Fall

Natural gas futures on Monday tumbled for a fourth straight day amid mild weather, demand uncertainty and steady production. The April Nymex contract settled at $2.664/MMBtu, down 3.7 cents day/day. May fell 4.1 cents to $2.698. Weak near-term weather demand also weighed on cash prices. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. shed 25.5 cents to $2.500.…

March 8, 2021
April Natural Gas Futures Eke Out Gain on Tail of Strong Cash Prices

April Natural Gas Futures Eke Out Gain on Tail of Strong Cash Prices

Natural gas futures on Monday hovered in a narrow range of gains and losses as traders weighed outlooks for mild spring weather and its dampening effect on domestic demand against a recovery in liquefied natural gas (LNG) levels. The April Nymex contract ultimately settled at $2.777/MMBtu, up six-tenths of a cent day/day, supported by strength…

March 1, 2021
U.S. Energy Consumption Could Take Decade or More to Recover from Pandemic, EIA Says

U.S. Energy Consumption Could Take Decade or More to Recover from Pandemic, EIA Says

The craterous impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on energy demand is likely to ripple out into the next decade, with consumption potentially not returning to pre-pandemic levels until 2029 or later, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its latest long-term projections. The agency’s 2021 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO2021), released on Wednesday, projects changes…

February 3, 2021
Texas Oil, Natural Gas Pipelines Said Major Contributor to State Economy

Texas Oil, Natural Gas Pipelines Said Major Contributor to State Economy

The Texas oil and gas pipeline sector supported more than 238,000 high paying jobs and contributed more than $48.6 billion to the state in 2019, according to a Texas Tech University study. The report, by Tech’s Center for Energy Commerce at the Rawls College of Business, was commissioned by the Austin, TX-based Texas Pipeline Association…

October 21, 2020
Mexico Said to be Facing ‘Triple Crisis’ Amid Pandemic Response

Mexico Said to be Facing ‘Triple Crisis’ Amid Pandemic Response

Mexico is facing a “triple crisis” on the public health, economic and governance fronts, with worrying implications for the energy sector and few encouraging signs for the near future, according to Tony Payan of Houston’s Rice University. After posting flat growth in 2019, the world’s 14th-largest economy is projected to shrink by at least 10.5%…

July 7, 2020
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