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With LNG Strength and Summer Demand Approaching, June Natural Gas Futures Bounce Back

With LNG Strength and Summer Demand Approaching, June Natural Gas Futures Bounce Back

Natural gas futures rebounded on Friday, as traders absorbed a favorable storage report, continued robust export activity and the specter of stronger cooling demand on the near-term horizon. The June Nymex contract gained 3.0 cents day/day and settled at $2.958/MMBtu. July rose 3.0 cents to $3.004. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. shed 1.5 cents to…

May 7, 2021
COLUMN: Private Sector Also Needs to Foster Competition in Mexico Natural Gas Market

COLUMN: Private Sector Also Needs to Foster Competition in Mexico Natural Gas Market

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. Prud’homme was central to the development of Cenagas, the nation’s natural gas pipeline operator, an entity formed in 2015 as part of…

May 7, 2021
Mexico Natural Gas Market Spotlight: West Coast Supporting Demand, Prices

Mexico Natural Gas Market Spotlight: West Coast Supporting Demand, Prices

Strong demand on Mexico’s Pacific Coast helped prop up Waha’s May bidweek price, which jumped 31.0 cents month/month to average $2.685. Spurred by new infrastructure and demand on the West Coast, Mexico imports via pipeline from the United States have been unseasonably strong, spiking to a record 7.1 Bcf/d in mid-April. Analysts at Energy Aspects…

May 6, 2021
Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Scratch Out Modest Gains

Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Scratch Out Modest Gains

The prompt month extends win streak to three days LNG hangs steady along with weather demand Cash prices advance with cool spring air June natural gas futures on Tuesday barely extended a win streak to three days as traders took profits and volume proved light while the prompt month tested technical resistance at the $3.00…

May 5, 2021
With LNG and Cash Prices Strong, June Natural Gas Futures Advance

With LNG and Cash Prices Strong, June Natural Gas Futures Advance

Weather-driven demand potential increased Demand for U.S. exports of LNG held strong Cash prices advanced ahead of cool shots Natural gas futures advanced for a second consecutive session on Monday, as traders mulled weather-driven demand potential, continued strong liquefied natural gas (LNG) volumes and the potential for light storage levels moving through the summer months. …

May 4, 2021
Small Rebound for June Natural Gas Prices, but Cash Struggles

Small Rebound for June Natural Gas Prices, but Cash Struggles

June Nymex recovers early, holds gains as storage deficit seen widening Year/year comparisons extremely favorable for coming months Pipeline maintenance kicks into high gear It took one day, but it appeared to have finally dawned on natural gas futures traders that the latest storage data was bullish after all. Though gains were small on Friday,…

May 3, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Prices Slide After EIA Storage Data Falls Short of Expectations

Natural Gas Futures Prices Slide After EIA Storage Data Falls Short of Expectations

EIA’s 15 Bcf build expands deficit to historical levels Weather seen cooler for next week Cash prices soften, fall hardest on West Coast After a three-day run, natural gas futures screeched to a halt Thursday after the latest round of storage data showed inventories grew more than expected. On the first day in the prompt…

April 30, 2021
Quiet Session Ends with Nymex Natural Gas Prices Slightly Lower

Quiet Session Ends with Nymex Natural Gas Prices Slightly Lower

Natural gas prices sink a bit as weather turns warmer Longer-term outlook still positive, though storage concerns already emerging West Coast storms fuel cash prices Like most Fridays, price action along the Nymex futures curve stagnated as traders continued to digest the latest storage and weather data. Volumes also were low with only days to…

April 26, 2021
Markets Embrace Storage Result, May Natural Gas Futures Advance

Markets Embrace Storage Result, May Natural Gas Futures Advance

EIA posted a bullish natural gas storage report Demand for U.S. exports held strong Cash prices extended a weeklong rally amid chilly conditions Natural gas futures prices rebounded Thursday as the government’s weekly inventory report proved bullish, and both weather forecasts and demand for U.S. exports remained favorable. The May Nymex contract settled at $2.658/MMBtu,…

April 16, 2021
Annual Natural Gas Marketer Ranking Reflects Rough Sailing Imposed by Pandemic; Outlook Brightens

Annual Natural Gas Marketer Ranking Reflects Rough Sailing Imposed by Pandemic; Outlook Brightens

In a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and upended at times by an historic hurricane season, leading natural gas marketers posted lighter sales volumes for full-year 2020, according to NGI’s Top North American Natural Gas Marketers ranking. It marked the second consecutive year of lower overall levels. A global supply glut and weak prices…

April 16, 2021
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