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September Natural Gas Called Slightly Higher Early as Heat, LNG Remain Supportive

September Natural Gas Called Slightly Higher Early as Heat, LNG Remain Supportive

Aided by hot temperatures in the forecast and an improved outlook for export demand, natural gas futures continued to build on their recent upward momentum in early trading Wednesday. The September Nymex contract was up 1.0 cent to $2.203/MMBtu at around 8:50 a.m. ET. The gains this week have occurred on a combination of rallying…

August 5, 2020
September Natural Gas Futures Continue Advance as Market’s Storage Fears Ease

September Natural Gas Futures Continue Advance as Market’s Storage Fears Ease

Coming off a roaring advance in the previous session, natural gas futures continued to climb near the front of the curve in early trading Tuesday as analysts pointed to easing storage availability fears. The September Nymex contract was up 3.2 cents to $2.133/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. Monday’s stunning 30.2-cent rally for the September…

August 4, 2020
Heat, LNG Demand Rally September Natural Gas Futures Early

Heat, LNG Demand Rally September Natural Gas Futures Early

Coming out of a weekend that brought a notably hotter forecast outlook and an uptick in estimated export demand, natural gas futures were sharply higher in early trading Monday. The September Nymex contract was up 11.2 cents to $1.911/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. Over the weekend the major weather models, especially the European, trended…

August 3, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Called Higher Early as Isaias on Course for Florida Coast

Natural Gas Futures Called Higher Early as Isaias on Course for Florida Coast

As traders considered the potential impacts of Hurricane Isaias reaching the Florida coast this weekend, and as analysts mulled summer balances following the latest government inventory data, natural gas futures recovered some of their recent losses in early trading Friday. The September Nymex contract was up 2.5 cents to $1.854/MMBtu at around 8:50 a.m. ET.…

July 31, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Pare Gains Ahead of EIA Report; Tropical Storm May Hit Florida by Weekend

Natural Gas Futures Pare Gains Ahead of EIA Report; Tropical Storm May Hit Florida by Weekend

Pressured by further cooler trends in the forecast, natural gas futures pared their recent gains early Thursday as traders looked ahead to the release of the latest government storage data, expected to show a below-average summertime build. The September Nymex contract was down 2.6 cents to $1.904/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. Estimates have been…

July 30, 2020
Overnight Guidance ‘Materially Cooler’ as Natural Gas Futures Ease Lower Early

Overnight Guidance ‘Materially Cooler’ as Natural Gas Futures Ease Lower Early

A cooler shift in the overnight weather data helped send natural gas futures slightly lower in early trading Wednesday. The August Nymex contract was off 1.3 cents to $1.787/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. The overnight guidance, especially the European model, trended “materially cooler again” by lowering gas-weighted degree day expectations for next week and…

July 29, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Pare Losses Early as Forecasts Show Heat Returning Before Mid-August

Natural Gas Futures Pare Losses Early as Forecasts Show Heat Returning Before Mid-August

Bolstered by a toasty temperature outlook for the second week of August, natural gas futures shrugged off cooler trends for next week to pare their recent losses in early trading Tuesday. After selling off 7.4 cents in the previous session, the August Nymex contract was up 4.1 cents to $1.775/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET.…

July 28, 2020
Cooler Trends Weigh on Natural Gas Futures Early as ‘Peak Heat’ Said Likely Past

Cooler Trends Weigh on Natural Gas Futures Early as ‘Peak Heat’ Said Likely Past

Despite a modest recovery in flows to U.S. export terminals, cooler forecast trends over the weekend pressured natural gas futures lower in early trading Monday. The August Nymex contract was down 3.1 cents to $1.777/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. The temperature outlook shifted in the cooler direction over the weekend, with a loss of…

July 27, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Pare Gains as Tropical Storm Activity ‘Heating Up’ in Atlantic

Natural Gas Futures Pare Gains as Tropical Storm Activity ‘Heating Up’ in Atlantic

As traders and analysts monitored storm activity in the Atlantic and continued to digest the latest government storage data, natural gas futures pared their recent gains in early trading Friday. The August Nymex contract was down 1.9 cents to $1.766/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday reported a 37…

July 24, 2020
Light Build Expected from EIA as Natural Gas Futures Inch Higher Early

Light Build Expected from EIA as Natural Gas Futures Inch Higher Early

With another smaller-than-average weekly injection potentially on tap from the latest government storage data, natural gas futures rose slightly in early trading Thursday. The August Nymex contract was up 1.3 cents to $1.694/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. When it releases updated inventory data at 10:30 a.m. ET, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is…

July 23, 2020
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