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Natural Gas Futures Extend Slide Despite ‘Solidly Cold’ Temperature Outlook

Natural Gas Futures Extend Slide Despite ‘Solidly Cold’ Temperature Outlook

Coming off a stretch of wild volatility, natural gas futures extended their recent losses in early trading Friday as forecasts hinted that cold might fade at the end of the month. The February Nymex contract was down 8.6 cents to $4.184/MMBtu at around 8:55 a.m. ET. Bespoke Weather Services characterized the recent tumble in natural…

January 14, 2022
American Weather Model Seen Notably Warmer Overnight as Natural Gas Futures Pare Gains

American Weather Model Seen Notably Warmer Overnight as Natural Gas Futures Pare Gains

After rocketing higher amid intensifying January cold expectations, natural gas futures pared their gains early Thursday as one of the major weather models advertised warmer trends overnight. The February Nymex contract was down 25.9 cents to $4.598/MMBtu at around 8:55 a.m. ET. NatGasWeather early Thursday highlighted notable warmer trends overnight from the American model. However,…

January 13, 2022
Overnight Euro Model ‘Decidedly Colder’ as Natural Gas Futures Soar in Early Trading

Overnight Euro Model ‘Decidedly Colder’ as Natural Gas Futures Soar in Early Trading

With updated weather models continuing to predict intense cold in the Lower 48 later this month, natural gas futures were up sharply in early trading Wednesday. The February Nymex contract had rallied 18.7 cents to $4.436/MMBtu as of around 8:45 a.m. ET. The European weather model shifted “decidedly colder” overnight, a development that was “clearly…

January 12, 2022
With Exports Strong and More Cold in Forecasts, February Natural Gas Futures Post Third Consecutive Gain

With Exports Strong and More Cold in Forecasts, February Natural Gas Futures Post Third Consecutive Gain

Natural gas futures advanced for a third consecutive session on Tuesday, led higher by mounting levels of U.S. exports, as well as continued expectations for robust domestic demand and increased storage withdrawals. The February Nymex gas futures contract gained 17.0 cents day/day and closed at $4.249/MMBtu. March rose 13.4 cents to $3.968. NGI’s Spot Gas…

January 11, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Steady Early After ‘Notably Warmer’ Euro Trends

Natural Gas Futures Steady Early After ‘Notably Warmer’ Euro Trends

Natural gas futures hovered close to even early Tuesday as traders contemplated warmer overnight weather model trends against a backdrop of generally impressive forecast January cold. The February Nymex contract was up 1.0 cent to $4.089/MMBtu at around 8:50 a.m. ET. The European weather model trended “notably warmer” overnight, including by showing less cold air…

January 11, 2022
Weather Models Show ‘Most Bullish Setup’ of Season as Natural Gas Futures Rally Early

Weather Models Show ‘Most Bullish Setup’ of Season as Natural Gas Futures Rally Early

As updated weather models raised the prospect of intense winter chills reaching key markets later this month, natural gas futures were trading sharply higher early Monday. The February Nymex contract was up 24.0 cents to $4.156/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. March was trading 18.5 cents higher to $3.911. In the most recent models heading…

January 10, 2022
Final Third of January Seen Looking Colder as Natural Gas Futures Rally Early

Final Third of January Seen Looking Colder as Natural Gas Futures Rally Early

Weather-related production declines and signs of chillier temperatures later this month helped natural gas futures traders shrug off bearish inventory data to send prices higher early Friday. The February Nymex contract was up 8.9 cents to $3.901/MMBtu shortly before 9 a.m. ET. The latest weather data heading into Friday’s session was trending toward “colder risks”…

January 7, 2022
February Natural Gas Called Slightly Lower as Storage Surplus Expected to Grow

February Natural Gas Called Slightly Lower as Storage Surplus Expected to Grow

As traders looked ahead to the latest round of government inventory data, expected to show a much lighter-than-average weekly withdrawal, natural gas futures probed both sides of even early Thursday. The February Nymex contract was off 1.5 cents to $3.867/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET but ventured as high as $3.931 earlier in the morning.…

January 6, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Climb Early as Weather Models Shift Slightly Cooler

Natural Gas Futures Climb Early as Weather Models Shift Slightly Cooler

Natural gas futures probed higher early Wednesday amid colder adjustments to the forecast outlook and signs of supportive fundamentals, at least in the short term. The February Nymex contract was up 11.1 cents to $3.828/MMBtu at around 8:50 a.m. ET.  While volatile recently, weather models showed only a small day/day change in projected weather-driven demand…

January 5, 2022
Strong Cold Bolsters Natural Gas Futures as Recent Freeze-Offs Make Dent in Supply

Strong Cold Bolsters Natural Gas Futures as Recent Freeze-Offs Make Dent in Supply

Frigid conditions forecast over the next week, coupled with recent estimates showing a weather-related dip in Lower 48 production, helped natural gas futures add to their recent gains in early trading Tuesday. After picking up 8.5 cents in Monday’s session, the February Nymex contract was up another 7.9 cents to $3.894/MMBtu at around 8:50 a.m.…

January 4, 2022
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