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Natural Gas Forwards Free Fall on Prolonged Freeport LNG Outage

Natural Gas Forwards Free Fall on Prolonged Freeport LNG Outage

As demand destruction from the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal outage continued to loosen balances, strong summer heat failed to prevent natural gas forwards from falling during the June 23-29 trading period. Fixed prices for August delivery at benchmark Henry Hub tumbled 37.4 cents during the period to average $6.499/MMBtu, NGI’s Forward Look data…

July 1, 2022
August Natural Gas Futures Make Soft Landing at Front of Curve Despite Bullish Backdrop

August Natural Gas Futures Make Soft Landing at Front of Curve Despite Bullish Backdrop

Nymex natural gas futures, led now by the August contract, failed to hold onto early price gains amid weakening demand ahead of the holiday weekend. The August Nymex futures contract settled at $6.498/MMBtu, down 7.2 cents on the day. September futures slipped 6.4 cents to $6.493. At A Glance: Models still point to hot July…

June 29, 2022
Freeport LNG Outage Dominates North American Natural Gas Price Outlook

Freeport LNG Outage Dominates North American Natural Gas Price Outlook

An extended outage at the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal continued to dominate the North American natural gas price outlook during the June 9-15 trading period, casting a wide shadow over regional markets from coast to coast, NGI’s Forward Look data show. The initial outage following an explosion at the 2.0 Bcf/d Freeport terminal…

June 17, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Soar as Supply Cuts Hit as Heat Builds; $10 Gas Possible in ‘Fairly Near Future’

Natural Gas Futures Soar as Supply Cuts Hit as Heat Builds; $10 Gas Possible in ‘Fairly Near Future’

In one of the most explosive sessions in recent weeks – and that’s saying a lot – natural gas futures rocketed higher Monday as production struggles to gain momentum and heat is starting to intensify ahead of what’s expected to be a hot summer. The July Nymex gas futures contract jumped 79.9 cents to $9.322/MMBtu.…

June 6, 2022
Supply Fears Keep Pressure on Natural Gas Forward Prices

Supply Fears Keep Pressure on Natural Gas Forward Prices

With warnings of higher prices still to come, natural gas forward prices mounted hefty gains for the trading period ending May 25, with prices nearing $9.00/MMBtu across much of the country and cresting $10.00 in California, according to NGI’s Forward Look. June fixed prices averaged 65.0 cents higher on the week, while the balance of…

May 27, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Fly to 14-Year High, Approach $9.40 Handle Intraday

Natural Gas Futures Fly to 14-Year High, Approach $9.40 Handle Intraday

Natural gas futures on Wednesday soared past $9.000/MMBtu for the first time since 2008 amid worries that fragile supplies may prove inadequate to meet summer cooling demand and robust calls for U.S. exports. At A Glance: Futures fly ahead of June’s expiry LNG export demand intensifies Spring production struggles fester Traders through most of the…

May 25, 2022
Early Heat, Soft Supply Drive Natural Gas Forward Prices Higher; California Seeing $10 Summer

Early Heat, Soft Supply Drive Natural Gas Forward Prices Higher; California Seeing $10 Summer

Natural gas forwards rallied throughout the trading period ending May 18 as early-season heating demand, rising exports and production declines stoked supply concerns. June fixed prices jumped an average 64.0 cents, as did the balance of summer (June-October), according to NGI’s Forward Look. The winter 2022-2023 package (November-March) bounced an impressive 58.0 cents on average…

May 20, 2022
Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Advance Third Straight Day

Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Advance Third Straight Day

Natural gas futures see-sawed in a narrow range of gains and losses through much of trading Wednesday, but the prompt month ultimately climbed for a third consecutive day as demand looked to outstrip supply. At A Glance: Maintenance further curbs output LNG volumes muster momentum Hot weather drives steady demand The June Nymex gas futures…

May 18, 2022
Up, Up, Up — Natural Gas Futures Fly Past $8 as Bulls Seize Upon Struggling Supply Story

Up, Up, Up — Natural Gas Futures Fly Past $8 as Bulls Seize Upon Struggling Supply Story

Natural gas futures rallied a fourth consecutive day – and for a seventh time in eight sessions – as both domestic and global supply concerns intensified while signs of robust summer demand accumulated. The June Nymex gas futures contract spiked 46.1 cents day/day and settled at $8.415/MMBtu. July rose 44.7 cents to $8.472. At A…

May 4, 2022
As Futures Retreat from Highs, Natural Gas Forward Prices Ease Lower

As Futures Retreat from Highs, Natural Gas Forward Prices Ease Lower

As the relentless march higher for natural gas prices finally began to show signs of slowing down, forwards prices recorded discounts throughout the Lower 48 during the April 14-20 trading period, NGI’s Forward Look data show. Fixed prices for May delivery at benchmark Henry Hub eased 6.0 cents lower to end the period a hair…

April 22, 2022
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