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Natural Gas Forwards Retreat on Shrinking U.S. Storage Deficit; Global Market Raises Stakes

Natural Gas Forwards Retreat on Shrinking U.S. Storage Deficit; Global Market Raises Stakes

A narrowing Lower 48 storage deficit saw natural gas forwards ease lower during the Oct. 7-13 trading period, even as global supply anxieties continued to ripple through the domestic market. Front-month forwards at benchmark Henry Hub closed out the trading period 8.7 cents lower week/week amid continued volatility in the market ahead of winter. The…

October 15, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Stage Late Rally Despite Further Shrinking Expected in U.S. Storage Deficits

Natural Gas Futures Stage Late Rally Despite Further Shrinking Expected in U.S. Storage Deficits

Traders struggled to put a fair price on natural gas futures Wednesday amid conflicting signals in the United States and overseas. After plunging to a $5.350/MMBtu intraday low, however, a cooler turn in the latest weather models lifted the November Nymex gas futures contract, which settled 8.5 cents higher day/day to $5.590. December climbed 9.0…

October 13, 2021
Domestic Supply Fears Easing as Natural Gas Forwards Retreat from Highs

Domestic Supply Fears Easing as Natural Gas Forwards Retreat from Highs

A jittery natural gas market bracing for a winter of extreme pricing turned in a week of volatile trading for the Sept. 30-Oct. 6 time frame, but forward prices trended lower overall as mild weather and rising stockpiles soothed nerves over the domestic supply situation. Forward prices at most trading locations took their cues from…

October 8, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Crumble; Bears Emboldened by European Price Drop, Mild Weather Outlook

Natural Gas Futures Crumble; Bears Emboldened by European Price Drop, Mild Weather Outlook

There was no getting off the world’s scariest roller coaster on Wednesday. After blasting to a $6.466/MMBtu intraday high, November natural gas prices plummeted all the way back down to $5.663. The prompt Nymex contract ultimately settled at $5.675, off 63.7 cents from Tuesday’s close. December plunged to $5.803. Spot gas prices also tumbled from…

October 6, 2021
Global Supply Fears Drive Huge Gains for U.S. Natural Gas Forwards Despite Improving Lower 48 Backdrop

Global Supply Fears Drive Huge Gains for U.S. Natural Gas Forwards Despite Improving Lower 48 Backdrop

Fueled by a potential wintertime energy shortage overseas, U.S. natural gas forward prices rebounded sharply from the prior week’s bruising. November prices surged by an average 42.0 cents during the trading period from Sept. 23-29, while the winter strip (November-March) jumped 49.0 cents on average, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Gains at the front of…

October 1, 2021
November Natural Gas Futures Debut with Thud as Volatility Reigns; Cash Prices Drop in Tandem

November Natural Gas Futures Debut with Thud as Volatility Reigns; Cash Prices Drop in Tandem

Natural gas futures floundered on Wednesday as November took over as the front month and markets mulled waning weather-driven demand that could free up more domestic supply for storage ahead of winter. The November Nymex contract, in its first session as the prompt month, shed 40.3 cents day/day and settled at $5.477/MMBtu. December dropped 39.0…

September 29, 2021
October Natural Gas Futures Tread Water Ahead of EIA Storage Report

October Natural Gas Futures Tread Water Ahead of EIA Storage Report

Natural gas futures on Wednesday snapped a four-day losing streak, though barely, after trading in a narrow range most of the session. Rebounding liquified natural gas (LNG) export volumes offset domestic demand forecasts that held in bearish territory. At A Glance: Futures snap four-day slide Analysts expect storage build in 70s-80s Bcf Weather forecasts remain…

September 22, 2021
October Natural Gas Futures Drop a Third Straight Day on Fading Demand Forecasts

October Natural Gas Futures Drop a Third Straight Day on Fading Demand Forecasts

Natural gas futures faltered on Monday, extending to three days a losing streak that materialized alongside forecasts for cooler temperatures and moderating demand.     The October Nymex contract dropped 12.0 cents day/day and settled at $4.985/MMBtu. November fell 12.4 cents to $5.022. At A Glance: Futures fall amid autumn weather Forecasts call for mild conditions Global…

September 20, 2021
Natural Gas Forward Prices Extend Rally; Cooler Outlook, Bearish Storage Starting to Ease Storage Worries

Natural Gas Forward Prices Extend Rally; Cooler Outlook, Bearish Storage Starting to Ease Storage Worries

Natural gas forward curves blew up for a fourth consecutive week during the trading period from Sept. 9-15 as lingering production outages continued to perpetuate supply concerns ahead of the peak winter season. October forward prices rallied by an average 47.0 cents, and November shot up 54.0 cents on average, according to NGI’s Forward Look.…

September 17, 2021
September Natural Gas Futures See-Saw Along with Demand, Production and Hurricane Potential

September Natural Gas Futures See-Saw Along with Demand, Production and Hurricane Potential

Natural gas futures on Wednesday soared more than 10 cents early, then retreated into negative territory before flattening out and edging back up at the close of trading. The roller coaster action developed amid a decline in production and estimates for a relatively light storage increase, as well as an evolving weather picture and the…

August 25, 2021
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