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Futures Break Down Ahead of Holiday Weekend

Sticking to the recent script of back-and-forth moves in natural gas futures, the August contract followed up Thursday’s 23.8-cent increase with a drop of 16.7 cents to close Friday’s regular session at $4.687.

July 6, 2010

Futures Tread Water as Traders Debate Next Move

Possibly a little perplexed from the recent back-and-forth swings in natural gas futures values, traders on Monday kept the May contract in a tight range between $4.174 and $4.313 before it closed out the regular session at $4.262, up half of a penny.

April 27, 2010

Futures Tread Water as Traders Debate Next Move

Possibly a little perplexed from the recent back-and-forth swings in natural gas futures values, traders on Monday kept the May contract in a tight range between $4.174 and $4.313 before it closed out the regular session at $4.262, up half of a penny.

April 27, 2010

May Futures Fall Below $4 Once Again

Natural gas futures traders continued their recent stretch of back-and-forth trading as the May contract shrugged off Friday’s nickel advance and dropped nearly a dime on Monday. The prompt-month contract reached a low of $3.902 before closing out the regular session at $3.944, down 9.5 cents from Friday’s finish.

April 20, 2010

May Futures Fall Below $4 Once Again

Natural gas futures traders continued their recent stretch of back-and-forth trading as the May contract shrugged off Friday’s nickel advance and dropped nearly a dime on Monday. The prompt-month contract reached a low of $3.902 before closing out the regular session at $3.944, down 9.5 cents from Friday’s finish.

April 20, 2010

Futures Inch Higher; Traders Await Production Decline Proof

After bouncing back and forth in small increments, it was only fitting that May natural gas futures would keep to the program on Friday by gaining only 1.9 cents to close at $3.801, which was 6.4 cents higher than their close in the previous week.

April 6, 2009

Futures Tread Water as Traders See Lower Values Ahead

After the back-and-forth activity of the last few sessions, natural gas futures traders took a break on Wednesday as the March contract showed little interest in making a move before closing at $4.532, down 1.1 cents from Tuesday.

February 12, 2009

Cash Points Drop Thursday to Continue Seesaw Week for Prices

Aided by prior-day futures weakness, cash points on Thursday continued the week’s trend of back and forth by recording drops across the country. While most regions saw decreases of 20 to 45 cents, some eastern delivery points dropped on Thursday by over 60 cents.

October 24, 2008

Futures Surge 8.5% Higher on Near-term Cold

Following a couple of back-and-forth trading sessions, prompt-month natural gas futures on Wednesday exploded 8.5% higher as colder than normal temperatures took hold in a number of regions around the country. After topping out at $7.750 on the day, November futures — which expire Friday — settled at $7.693, up 60.2 cents on the day.

October 26, 2006

Futures Post Small Rally on Short-Covering

July natural gas was mostly quiet Wednesday as traders pushed the contract back and forth between the day’s $6.500 to $6.680 range. After reaching the day’s high late in the session on a little short-covering, the prompt month ended up settling at $6.588, up 8.6 cents on the day.

June 22, 2006