Natural gas futures

Natural Gas Futures Called Lower as Traders Look Ahead to Front Month Expiration, EIA Data

Natural Gas Futures Called Lower as Traders Look Ahead to Front Month Expiration, EIA Data

Natural gas futures retreated somewhat early Wednesday as traders weighed the potential for the front month expiration and the impending release of new government inventory data to influence prices. The expiring December Nymex contract was down 2.4 cents to $2.751/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. January was down 2.0 cents to $2.880. The latest forecast…

November 25, 2020
December Natural Gas Futures Maintain Momentum Amid Mixed Demand Outlook

December Natural Gas Futures Maintain Momentum Amid Mixed Demand Outlook

Natural gas futures posted a modest gain Tuesday, marking a third consecutive day of advances as traders contemplated a mixed weather outlook and wide-ranging expectations for this week’s early storage report. The December Nymex contract advanced 6.4 cents day/day to settle at $2.775/MMBtu. January rose 7.7 cents to $2.900. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. fell…

November 24, 2020
Forecasts Seen Less Bearish as Natural Gas Futures Extend Gains Early

Forecasts Seen Less Bearish as Natural Gas Futures Extend Gains Early

Boosted by a colder look to forecasts for early December, natural gas futures extended their recent gains in early trading Tuesday. The December Nymex contract was up 5.5 cents to $2.766/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. January was up 6.3 cents to $2.886. After “not being quite as bearish” in Monday’s runs, the weather data…

November 24, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Gain Early as Analysts Expect ‘Erratic Price Action’ This Week

Natural Gas Futures Gain Early as Analysts Expect ‘Erratic Price Action’ This Week

Heading into what analysts see as a potentially volatile week of trading going into the Thanksgiving holiday, natural gas futures climbed early Monday amid expectations for some colder temperatures next week. The December Nymex contract was up 4.4 cents to $2.694/MMBtu at around 8:50 a.m. ET. January was up 3.8 cents to $2.808. The near-term…

November 23, 2020
Models Tease Cooler Temperatures Next Month as Natural Gas Futures Pare Losses Early

Models Tease Cooler Temperatures Next Month as Natural Gas Futures Pare Losses Early

With weather models teasing the prospect of some cooler temperatures reaching the eastern Lower 48 next month, natural gas futures pared their losses in early trading Friday. After falling 12.0 cents in the previous session, the December Nymex contract was up 7.3 cents to $2.665/MMbtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. In terms of projected demand,…

November 20, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Retreat on Milder Forecasts, Potential Injection from EIA Storage

Natural Gas Futures Retreat on Milder Forecasts, Potential Injection from EIA Storage

Another milder shift in the overnight forecasts, coinciding with expectations for an unseasonable injection from the latest round of government inventory data, helped send natural gas futures tumbling in early trading Thursday. The December Nymex contract was down 15.1 cents to $2.561/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. NatGasWeather attributed selling early Thursday to warmer trends…

November 19, 2020
Forecasts ‘Not as Warm-Dominated’ as Natural Gas Futures Post Early Gains

Forecasts ‘Not as Warm-Dominated’ as Natural Gas Futures Post Early Gains

Cooler-trending forecasts helped natural gas futures to pare some of their recent losses in early trading Wednesday. The December Nymex contract was up 4.7 cents to $2.739/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. The major weather models added demand to the outlook overnight, with both the American and European datasets now showing at least 10 additional…

November 18, 2020
Momentum Eludes December Natural Gas Futures as Production Rises, Domestic Demand Tapers

Momentum Eludes December Natural Gas Futures as Production Rises, Domestic Demand Tapers

Natural gas futures on Tuesday traded sideways as markets weighed modest weather-driven demand and rising production against continued strength in exports. The December Nymex contract flipped between slight gains and losses throughout much of Tuesday’s session and ultimately settled at $2.692/MMBtu, down a half-cent day/day. January fell 2.0 cents to $2.844. A day earlier, the…

November 17, 2020
December Natural Gas Steady Early as Forecasts Remain Bearish

December Natural Gas Steady Early as Forecasts Remain Bearish

Coming off a dramatic sell-off in the previous session, natural gas futures held their ground early Tuesday, although bearish themes continued in the latest forecasts. The December Nymex contract was up 1.2 cents to $2.709/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. The temperature outlook to start the winter heating season has been thoroughly disappointing from the…

November 17, 2020
Natural Gas Tumbles on Bearish Forecasts as ‘Old Man Winter Remains Tardy’

Natural Gas Tumbles on Bearish Forecasts as ‘Old Man Winter Remains Tardy’

Natural gas futures traded sharply lower early Monday as the latest forecasts lowered weather-driven demand expectations and signaled that mild weather could stretch into early December. The December Nymex contract was off 15.1 cents to $2.844/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. Weather data was “decidedly” bearish trending over the weekend, with forecast demand dropping compared…

November 16, 2020
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