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Natural Gas Forwards Pull Back, but Freeport LNG Timeline Emboldens Bulls

Natural Gas Forwards Pull Back, but Freeport LNG Timeline Emboldens Bulls

A down-then-up stretch in the futures market saw natural gas forwards pull back slightly at most Lower 48 hubs during the Aug. 4-10 trading period, although several western hubs enjoyed basis strengthening on upcoming heat, NGI’s Forward Look data showed. Prices for September delivery at benchmark Henry Hub ended the period at $8.203/MMBtu, a 6.4-cent…

August 12, 2022
Natural Gas Forwards Ease Lower, Though Freeport LNG News Spurs Futures Bulls

Natural Gas Forwards Ease Lower, Though Freeport LNG News Spurs Futures Bulls

A down-then-up stretch in the futures market saw natural gas forwards pull back slightly at most Lower 48 hubs during the Aug. 4-10 trading period, although several western hubs enjoyed basis strengthening on upcoming heat, NGI’s Forward Look data showed. Prices for September delivery at benchmark Henry Hub ended the period at $8.203/MMBtu, a 6.4-cent…

August 11, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Continue Higher in Early Trading as Market Awaits Storage Data

Natural Gas Futures Continue Higher in Early Trading as Market Awaits Storage Data

Against a backdrop of potentially bullish developments on the export front, natural gas futures extended their recent gains early Thursday as traders prepared to factor in the latest government inventory data. After surging 36.9 cents higher in the previous session, the September Nymex contract was up another 23.7 cents to $8.439/MMBtu as of around 8:45…

August 11, 2022
F-Word Rattles Natural Gas Futures Again Despite No Change to Operations Plans; Cash Mixed

F-Word Rattles Natural Gas Futures Again Despite No Change to Operations Plans; Cash Mixed

It appears every time someone utters the word “Freeport,” the natural gas market gets itself into a tizzy. This time, though, the latest development in the wake of the LNG terminal’s explosion earlier this summer did nothing to alter its planned restart and thus should have had little influence over prices. At A Glance: Freeport…

August 10, 2022
With Cooler Weather on Tap, Natural Gas Weekly Cash, Futures Slide

With Cooler Weather on Tap, Natural Gas Weekly Cash, Futures Slide

Spot gas prices tumbled through the Aug. 1-5 trading week as stronger production figures countered sweltering heat across most of the country. With thunderstorms rolling through the Midwest, and cooler weather expected in some regions by the weekend, NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. fell 63.5 cents to $8.020/MMBtu. Nymex futures also ended the week…

August 5, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Ease Lower as Traders Prepare to Digest Latest Storage Print

Natural Gas Futures Ease Lower as Traders Prepare to Digest Latest Storage Print

Natural gas futures held onto their recent gains early Thursday as traders awaited the latest government inventory data, set against the backdrop of a more bullish outlook for export demand later this year. After surging 56.0 cents higher in Wednesday’s session, the September Nymex contract was off 3.1 cents to $8.235/MMBtu as of around 8:50…

August 4, 2022
Freeport’s Possible Return Fuels Late Surge for Natural Gas Futures; Cash Mixed

Freeport’s Possible Return Fuels Late Surge for Natural Gas Futures; Cash Mixed

Natural gas futures were humming along most of Wednesday, with prices moving in and out of positive territory amid little change in the weather forecast or production data. In the last half hour of trading, however, the September Nymex exploded higher as details emerged regarding Freeport LNG’s potential return. At the close, the prompt month…

August 3, 2022

Freeport LNG Still on Track to Restart Operations in October – The Offtake

Freeport LNG Development LP said Wednesday it has reached a consent agreement with federal regulators, keeping it on track to return its export facility on the Upper Texas Coast to full service by the end of the year.

August 3, 2022
LNG 101: Higher Stakes Seen for U.S. Exports with Atlantic Hurricane Season Underway

LNG 101: Higher Stakes Seen for U.S. Exports with Atlantic Hurricane Season Underway

The Atlantic hurricane season is underway, and the U.S. natural gas industry is taking extra measures this year to be better prepared for major storms that could have far-reaching impacts amid lower domestic storage inventories and tight global energy markets.  “For the global gas market, the stakes are higher with Freeport LNG offline, especially given…

July 27, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Eclipse $8/MMBtu Early as Market Mulls Lean Storage Print

Natural Gas Futures Eclipse $8/MMBtu Early as Market Mulls Lean Storage Print

As natural gas traders and analysts continued to assess balances following a surprisingly lean weekly storage build in the latest government inventory report, futures advanced beyond the $8.00 mark early Friday.  The August Nymex contract was up 14.8 cents to $8.080/MMBtu as of around 8:40 a.m. ET. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday reported…

July 22, 2022
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