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December Natural Gas Futures Plummet on Fading Weather Demand; Spot Prices Eke Out Gain

December Natural Gas Futures Plummet on Fading Weather Demand; Spot Prices Eke Out Gain

Despite robust export demand, bearish weather patterns and increased production weighed down natural gas futures on Monday. The December Nymex contract dropped 29.8 cents day/day and settled at $2.697/MMBtu to start the trading week. January fell 25.8 cents to $2.864. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. rose 3.0 cents to $2.630, as demand in the Northeast…

November 16, 2020
Weekly Natural Gas Prices Mount Comeback on Northern Cold Blast

Weekly Natural Gas Prices Mount Comeback on Northern Cold Blast

Weekly cash prices rebounded from the nosedive of a week earlier, lifted by a round of winter weather in the Northern Plains that gradually pushed eastward and galvanized heating demand over swaths of the Lower 48. NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. for the Nov. 9-13 period climbed 12.5 cents to $2.510. The week before,…

November 13, 2020
December Natural Gas Futures Sink on Mild Weather Forecasts

December Natural Gas Futures Sink on Mild Weather Forecasts

Natural gas futures on Monday dropped as mid-range weather worries overshadowed continued strong liquefied natural gas (LNG) levels. The December Nymex contract shed 11.0 cents day/day and settled at $3.244/MMBtu. January lost 9.4 cents to $3.375. Spot gas prices, meanwhile, dipped lower despite a chilly start to the week. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. fell…

November 2, 2020
Devon’s Permian Oil Output Climbs, Anadarko Growth Eyed as Natural Gas Prices Climb

Devon’s Permian Oil Output Climbs, Anadarko Growth Eyed as Natural Gas Prices Climb

Devon Energy Corp. has raised its production guidance, lowered exploration costs and set its sights on expanding its hold in the Permian Basin, CEO Dave Hager said Friday. The Oklahoma City independent in its third quarter results showcased how it’s managed to not only hold things together but improve since the sharp industry downturn in…

October 30, 2020
Australia’s Woodside Saw 3Q Earnings Plummet Amid Weak LNG Prices

Australia’s Woodside Saw 3Q Earnings Plummet Amid Weak LNG Prices

Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Australia’s top natural gas producer, reported a steep 42% fall in third-quarter revenue from a year ago despite higher sales volumes, as its long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) export contracts were hit hard by low oil prices from last quarter. Most of Woodside’s LNG contracts are with Asian customers and are indexed…

October 27, 2020
Colder Weather Data Provides Late Bump for Natural Gas Futures, but LNG Recovery Murkier

Colder Weather Data Provides Late Bump for Natural Gas Futures, but LNG Recovery Murkier

Natural gas futures started off the week lower amid further uncertainty surrounding the pace of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export recovery. A “complicated” weather outlook also left traders unsure of where to price gas, but a chillier turn in Monday’s midday models ultimately lifted the November Nymex contract up 2.2 cents to $2.795. December nudged…

October 19, 2020
LNG Demand Recovery Spurs Double-Digit Gain for Natural Gas Futures Prices; Cash Surges Too

LNG Demand Recovery Spurs Double-Digit Gain for Natural Gas Futures Prices; Cash Surges Too

With Gulf Coast liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities unscathed by Hurricane Delta, export demand’s quick rebound combined with a chillier forecast to send natural gas futures sharply higher Monday. The November Nymex gas futures contract jumped 14.0 cents to settle at $2.881. December climbed 6.7 cents to $3.271. Spot gas prices also posted stout increases…

October 12, 2020
U.S. Oil Production Recovers Ground but Existing Well Declines Remain a Drag, Says EIA

U.S. Oil Production Recovers Ground but Existing Well Declines Remain a Drag, Says EIA

U.S. crude oil production rebounded in September, though researchers anticipate new declines in the coming months. Oil production climbed to an estimated 11.2 million b/d in September from 10.8 million b/d in August, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). Production averaged 11.0 million b/d in July, up 0.5…

October 7, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Blast Higher as LNG Demand Climbs, Cash Prices Surge

Natural Gas Futures Blast Higher as LNG Demand Climbs, Cash Prices Surge

After sinking near the 200-day moving average at the end of last week, natural gas futures bounced back with a vengeance Monday thanks to stronger liquefied natural gas (LNG) feed gas demand and strong cash prices. The November Nymex gas futures contract hit a $2.727/MMBtu intraday high before settling at $2.615, up 17.7 cents from…

October 5, 2020
Shell Readies Big Layoffs, Cites ‘Significant Impact’ to LNG Margins on Lagging Oil Prices

Shell Readies Big Layoffs, Cites ‘Significant Impact’ to LNG Margins on Lagging Oil Prices

Royal Dutch Shell plc’s global workforce by the end of 2022 is expected to have up to 9,000 fewer people, including 1,500 taking voluntary retirement this year, the energy major said in a third quarter update. Post-tax impairments in the 3Q2020 update were estimated at $1-1.5 billion. The preliminary report indicated that Shell expects to…

October 1, 2020