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Natural Gas Futures, Spot Prices Rally as Mild Forecasts Shed Warmth, Huge Draw Looms

Natural Gas Futures, Spot Prices Rally as Mild Forecasts Shed Warmth, Huge Draw Looms

Natural gas futures rose for a second day Wednesday, supported by still-mild weather forecasts shedding some of their spring-like warmth and a burst of technical momentum across the forward curve. At A Glance: Plus-300 Bcf storage draw expected Forecast remains warmest in 45 years Production rises to 103 Bcf/d Building on a 3.1-cent gain Tuesday,…

January 24, 2024
Natural Gas Futures Extend Losses, While Western Spot Gas Discounts Deepen

Natural Gas Futures Extend Losses, While Western Spot Gas Discounts Deepen

Natural gas futures continued to slide midweek with the threat of another tropical disturbance keeping traders on guard even amid the ongoing heatwave suffocating much of the Lower 48. The September Nymex gas futures contract settled Wednesday at $2.497/MMBtu, off 6.3 cents on the day. October futures were down 6.0 cents to $2.592. At A…

August 23, 2023
July Natural Gas Futures Expire Sharply Lower as Balances Seen Still Too Loose

July Natural Gas Futures Expire Sharply Lower as Balances Seen Still Too Loose

Fundamentals gained the upper hand in natural gas futures trading on Wednesday, with the July Nymex contract expiring lower amid stubbornly strong production, robust storage levels and lagging LNG demand. At A Glance: Production steady near 100 Bcf/d Storage surpluses seen holding Cash slides on softening demand With Texas poised for a break from the…

June 28, 2023
Texas Heat Wave, Tepid Production Fuel Natural Gas Futures Rebound; Cash Prices Ease

Texas Heat Wave, Tepid Production Fuel Natural Gas Futures Rebound; Cash Prices Ease

Natural gas futures returned to their winning ways Wednesday, supported by strong southern cooling demand and languid production. At A Glance: Market sees low 90s Bcf injection Consumption varies by region Maintenance weighs on output Coming off a 14.0-cent swoon on Tuesday – the first drop in six regular sessions – the July Nymex gas…

June 21, 2023
As Permian Natural Gas Moves East, Blackfin Looking to Debottleneck Katy, HSC Hubs

As Permian Natural Gas Moves East, Blackfin Looking to Debottleneck Katy, HSC Hubs

A proposed Texas intrastate extension of the Matterhorn Express Pipeline could help preserve stronger pricing at the Katy and Houston Ship Channel (HSC) benchmarks as more natural gas volumes flow from the Permian Basin, according to analysts. Recent filings with the Railroad Commission of Texas outlined plans for the 193-mile Blackfin Pipeline, which would stretch…

April 10, 2023
Cooler Weather Forecast, Persistently Softer LNG Volumes Send Natural Gas Futures Prices Tumbling

Cooler Weather Forecast, Persistently Softer LNG Volumes Send Natural Gas Futures Prices Tumbling

After another run toward $4.200/MMBtu last week, natural gas futures took a nosedive on Monday as long-range weather forecasts continued to cool while liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand remained well off recent highs. The September Nymex gas futures contract settled at $4.060, off 8.0 cents from Friday’s close. October dropped 7.9 cents to $4.075. Spot…

August 9, 2021
September Natural Gas Prices Trim Early Gains, but Settle Higher on Returning Heat

September Natural Gas Prices Trim Early Gains, but Settle Higher on Returning Heat

Natural gas futures traded both sides of the $4.00/MMBtu mark on Monday as bullish weather forecasts and persistently sagging storage levels quickly reversed the losses from late last week. The September Nymex gas futures contract hit a $4.042 intraday high but ultimately finished the day at $3.935, up only 2.1 cents from Friday’s close. Spot…

August 2, 2021

Chesapeake Signs With Eagle Ford Gathering JV

Eagle Ford Gathering LLC, a joint venture (JV) of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Copano Energy LLC said it will provide services in the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas to Chesapeake Energy Marketing Inc. a unit of Chesapeake Energy Corp.

November 17, 2010

Enstor Storage Facilities Offering Capacity

Enstor will accept binding bids for firm storage capacity at its Alberta, Caledonia, Freebird, Grama Ridge and Katy facilities Sept. 16. through Sept. 30, the company said Tuesday.

September 2, 2009

Oasis Pipeline Ruptures in Central Texas

A 36-inch diameter portion of the Oasis Pipeline System’s Waha-to-Katy line at a remote location in Central Texas, between San Antonio and Austin, ruptured and an explosion appears to have damaged a compressor station early Thursday morning.

August 29, 2008