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Slight Pullback for Natural Gas Futures Early as Shoulder Season Balances in Focus

Slight Pullback for Natural Gas Futures Early as Shoulder Season Balances in Focus

Natural gas futures eased lower at the front of the curve early Friday as the market continued to assess balances following updated storage data that landed in line with expectations. The May Nymex contract was down 2.6 cents to $1.731/MMBtu at around 8:30 a.m. ET. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday reported a…

April 19, 2024
Natural Gas Futures Return Gains as TC Energy Isolates NGTL Rupture in Western Canada

Natural Gas Futures Return Gains as TC Energy Isolates NGTL Rupture in Western Canada

Natural gas futures declined in early trading Wednesday, giving back the gains recorded after an incident on the Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) in Alberta rattled markets and briefly sent prices soaring. The May Nymex contract was down 5.5 cents to $1.677/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. Operator TC Energy Corp. on Tuesday said it…

April 17, 2024
Natural Gas Futures Prices Seeking Support to Break from ‘Horizontal Channel’

Natural Gas Futures Prices Seeking Support to Break from ‘Horizontal Channel’

Prompt-month natural gas futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) neared $2.00/MMBtu last week but failed to push beyond a $1.943 Wednesday intraday high. With technical and fundamental support lacking, the front month headed lower on Monday, slipping 7.9 cents to settle at $1.691, and was trading marginally flat Tuesday morning. “The May Nymex…

April 16, 2024
Natural Gas Futures Steady Early as Market Mulls Sagging Production, LNG Numbers

Natural Gas Futures Steady Early as Market Mulls Sagging Production, LNG Numbers

After tumbling in the previous session, natural gas futures held steady in early trading Tuesday as the market continued to assess apparent weakness in both export and production volumes. The May Nymex contract was trading fractionally lower at $1.690/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. The latest daily production estimates from Wood Mackenzie showed domestic output…

April 16, 2024
Weak LNG Volumes, Mild Weather Sink Natural Gas Futures Early

Weak LNG Volumes, Mild Weather Sink Natural Gas Futures Early

As weaker export numbers and a mild spring forecast hampered the near-term demand outlook, natural gas futures sank in early trading Monday. After eking out a modest day/day gain on Friday, the May Nymex contract was down 4.8 cents to $1.722/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. June was off 5.1 cents to $1.978.  The natural…

April 15, 2024
Natural Gas Futures Steady Amid LNG Weakness, Cooler Forecast Trends

Natural Gas Futures Steady Amid LNG Weakness, Cooler Forecast Trends

Following a heavy sell-off in the previous session, natural gas futures treaded water in early trading Friday as the market continued to digest the price implications of an unexpectedly plump springtime injection. The May Nymex contract was trading at $1.766/MMBtu, up 0.2 cents, as of 8:40 a.m. ET. June was up 0.2 cents to $2.002.…

April 12, 2024
Natural Gas Futures Pull Back as Traders Await Latest EIA Print

Natural Gas Futures Pull Back as Traders Await Latest EIA Print

As traders prepared for a potential market-moving weekly inventory report, one that could provide further insight into how leaner production is affecting balances, natural gas futures pulled back early Thursday. Coming off modest gains in recent sessions, the May Nymex contract was down 5.1 cents to $1.834/MMBtu as of 8:55 a.m. ET. Estimates for the…

April 11, 2024
Natural Gas Futures Climb Early Amid Production Weakness, LNG Gains

Natural Gas Futures Climb Early Amid Production Weakness, LNG Gains

Natural gas futures added to recent gains in early trading Wednesday as supportive trends in both production and exports helped stir bullish sentiment. The May Nymex contract was up 3.7 cents to $1.909/MMBtu as of 8:35 a.m. ET. The May contract was continuing to enjoy technical momentum heading into Wednesday’s session after crossing the 20-day…

April 10, 2024
Natural Gas Rally Loses Some Steam as Market Mulls LNG Outlook — MidDay Market Snapshot

Natural Gas Rally Loses Some Steam as Market Mulls LNG Outlook — MidDay Market Snapshot

After rallying early amid supportive fundamental trends, natural gas futures lost steam through midday trading. Market speculation around potential disruptions to LNG export traffic out of Corpus Christi, TX, may have played a role in tempering early gains. Here’s the latest: May Nymex futures trading at $1.873/MMBtu as of 2:30 p.m. ET, up 2.9 cents…

April 9, 2024
Drop in Latest Production Numbers as Natural Gas Futures Climb 

Drop in Latest Production Numbers as Natural Gas Futures Climb 

Natural gas futures advanced further in early trading Tuesday as mounting evidence of production weakness offered encouragement for bulls. The May Nymex contract was up 3.7 cents to $1.881/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. June was trading at $2.077, up 2.6 cents. Domestic production fell to 97.7 Bcf/d in Wood Mackenzie’s latest estimates early Tuesday,…

April 9, 2024
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