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Slump Endures for Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Amid Strengthening Supply

Slump Endures for Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Amid Strengthening Supply

Natural gas futures on Friday concluded a fifth consecutive weekly decline, led lower by abating cooling demand, increasing production and mounting storage. The October Nymex gas futures contract settled at $6.828/MMBtu to close the week’s final session, down 26.1 cents day/day. November fell 20.1 cents to $6.992. At A Glance: Futures slip below $7 handle…

September 23, 2022
Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Drop as Shoulder Season Arrives

Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Drop as Shoulder Season Arrives

Natural gas futures fell for the third time this week after the latest government inventory data showed the biggest boost to underground storage this year, reflecting waning demand and robust production. The October Nymex gas futures contract dropped 69.0 cents day/day and settled at $7.089/MMBtu. November fell 63.4 cents to $7.193. NGI’s Spot Gas National…

September 23, 2022
Permian Basin Boom Widening Waha Natural Gas Price Difference to Henry Hub

Permian Basin Boom Widening Waha Natural Gas Price Difference to Henry Hub

Natural gas prices at the Waha pricing point in West Texas continue to offer an attractive long-term option for offtakers, according to an analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Since late 2021, the difference “has been widening” between the natural gas price at Waha and the Henry Hub benchmark in Louisiana, researchers said.…

September 23, 2022
California Turned to Natural Gas as September Heat Wave Strained Grid

California Turned to Natural Gas as September Heat Wave Strained Grid

California leaned more heavily on natural gas-fired electricity during the extreme heat wave that blanketed the state earlier this month, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Grid operator CAISO (aka California Independent System Operator) had to urge customers to cut back on electricity use during an extended stretch of sweltering temperatures in early September…

September 23, 2022
Natural Gas Sell-Off Continues as Market Mulls Bearish Storage Print, Tropical Cyclone

Natural Gas Sell-Off Continues as Market Mulls Bearish Storage Print, Tropical Cyclone

Natural gas futures continued to slide early Friday, falling below the $7 mark as traders and analysts continued to mull the implications of a larger-than-expected weekly inventory build. The October Nymex contract was down 15.6 cents to $6.933/MMBtu at around 8:55 a.m. ET. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday reported a 103 Bcf injection…

September 23, 2022
North American NatGas Futures on Downward Swing Despite Russian Military Mobilization – Mexico Spotlight

North American NatGas Futures on Downward Swing Despite Russian Military Mobilization – Mexico Spotlight

Natural gas prices again showed volatility this week as news of Russia potentially pouring more into the war effort warned of further disruptions to energy markets. After five sessions of losses, the October Nymex gas futures contract settled at $7.779/MMBtu on Wednesday, up 6.2 cents day/day. November gained 5.5 cents to $7.827. But then a…

September 22, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Rally Wednesday as Russia Ramps War Effort

Natural Gas Futures Rally Wednesday as Russia Ramps War Effort

Natural gas futures on Wednesday gained ground for the first time in five sessions as global supply doubts personified by Russia’s president and his threat of launching nuclear weapons overshadowed fading demand. At A Glance: BREAKING: U.S. EIA reports 103 Bcf injection into storage Putin makes nuclear threat Forecasts call for cooler weather The October…

September 22, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Slide Early as Market Eyes Plump Storage Build, Tropical Disturbance

Natural Gas Futures Slide Early as Market Eyes Plump Storage Build, Tropical Disturbance

Natural gas futures retreated in early trading Thursday as the market looked ahead to a potentially larger-than-average injection in the latest weekly government inventory report. The October Nymex contract was down 9.6 cents to $7.683/MMBtu as of around 8:45 a.m. ET. Following an up-and-down session Wednesday as markets digested news of Russia’s plans to call…

September 22, 2022
Natural Gas, Oil Industry Profits Forecast to Retreat in 2023 on Slower Demand, Economic Pull Back

Natural Gas, Oil Industry Profits Forecast to Retreat in 2023 on Slower Demand, Economic Pull Back

Global energy company earnings, which surged on stronger oil and natural gas prices, should ease in 2023 as the industry adjusts to slower demand growth and an economic slowdown, according to Moody’s Investors Service. “The pace of improvement in fundamental industry conditions will also decelerate after a strong post-lockdown rebound in earnings and credit quality…

September 21, 2022
North American Natural Gas Marketers Report Increased Volumes in 2Q2022 Amid Bullish Demand Outlook 

North American Natural Gas Marketers Report Increased Volumes in 2Q2022 Amid Bullish Demand Outlook 

Top North American natural gas marketers reported stronger overall sales volumes for the second quarter as production gathered momentum in response to strong consumption and prices. A multitude of enduring demand drivers could fuel momentum through this year and into next, marketers and traders say. The 24 gas marketers included in the latest NGI Top…

September 21, 2022
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