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July Natural Gas Futures Climb Back Into the Green on Increased Heat Outlook

July Natural Gas Futures Climb Back Into the Green on Increased Heat Outlook

After finishing flat a day earlier, Natural gas futures mustered new momentum on Friday, ending the week in positive territory as mid-range forecasts for more heat outshined persistently weak demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) amid fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

June 19, 2020
Cooler Near-Term Weather and Coronavirus Impacts Weigh on Weekly Natural Gas Prices

Cooler Near-Term Weather and Coronavirus Impacts Weigh on Weekly Natural Gas Prices

Rains and relatively mild temperatures across much of the eastern half of the Lower 48, along with festering fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, curbed weekly spot gas prices for the June 15-19 period.

June 19, 2020
PG&E Fined Following Guilty Plea for Camp Fire Tragedy

PG&E Fined Following Guilty Plea for Camp Fire Tragedy

After pleading guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and another count of starting a deadly fire in Paradise, CA in 2018, the sentencing of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Thursday was anticlimactic, with the court only imposing a fine of about $3.4 million. A restitution hearing is scheduled for early next year.

June 19, 2020
Permian Natural Gas Closer to More Mexico Outlets as Mirage Secures Financing

Permian Natural Gas Closer to More Mexico Outlets as Mirage Secures Financing

Mirage Energy Corp. has signed a $4 billion debt facility with the family office of Bluebell International to develop a natural gas project that would add cross-border capacity into Mexico and connect to the planned Permian Basin-to-Gulf Coast Whistler pipeline.

June 19, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Break Even After In-Line Storage Injection

Natural Gas Futures Break Even After In-Line Storage Injection

Natural gas futures traded in a narrow range of gains and losses Thursday and ultimately finished flat after traders absorbed a relatively bullish storage report that offset weather and demand uncertainty. The July Nymex contract settled at $1.638/MMBtu. August rose one-tenth of cent to $1.728.

June 19, 2020
July Natural Gas Futures Down Slightly Following In-Line Storage Injection

July Natural Gas Futures Down Slightly Following In-Line Storage Injection

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported an injection of 85 Bcf natural gas storage for the week ending June 12, a reading that was in line with the averages of major polls.

June 18, 2020
Pennsylvania Impact Fee Collections Slip on Lower Natural Gas Prices

Pennsylvania Impact Fee Collections Slip on Lower Natural Gas Prices

The impact fees paid by Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas producers in 2019 declined by 20% year/year to about $200.4 million, a drop that was primarily because of lower prices, according to the state Public Utility Commision (PUC).

June 18, 2020
With Lower Storage Injection Expected, Natural Gas Futures Advance, End Three-Day Skid

With Lower Storage Injection Expected, Natural Gas Futures Advance, End Three-Day Skid

Forecasts for modestly increasing heat and a lower inventory build report offset enduring uncertainty about liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand, helping natural gas futures post gains Wednesday and ending a drubbing that cost the July contract nearly 20 cents over the prior three trading sessions.

June 18, 2020
Weak Natural Gas Cash Prices Bleed into Forward Curves; Weather Seen Key to Near-Term Direction

Weak Natural Gas Cash Prices Bleed into Forward Curves; Weather Seen Key to Near-Term Direction

With much of the supply/demand background fairly stable, weak natural gas cash pricing drove a deep dive lower for forward markets during the June 11-17 period, NGI’s Forward Look data show. Double-digit decreases extended across North America through the rest of summer, though smaller losses were seen further out the curve.

June 18, 2020
FERC Proposes Five-Year Index Level for Interstate Oil Pipeline Rates

FERC Proposes Five-Year Index Level for Interstate Oil Pipeline Rates

FERC has issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) on its proposed index level used to calculate annual changes to interstate oil pipeline rate ceilings for the next five years, beginning July 1, 2021.

June 18, 2020