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Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Fall as Ida Slashes Demand; Storm Tees Up ‘Tame September’

Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Fall as Ida Slashes Demand; Storm Tees Up ‘Tame September’

Though still early for a full assessment of former Hurricane Ida, natural gas futures traders on Monday focused squarely on the destruction of natural gas demand brought about by the catastrophic Category 4 storm. The October Nymex gas futures contract, on its first day in the prompt position, settled at $4.305, off 8.3 cents from…

August 30, 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
Diamondback Glides Oil Production Slightly Higher, Even as Efficiencies Send Rig Count Lower

Diamondback Glides Oil Production Slightly Higher, Even as Efficiencies Send Rig Count Lower

Drilling efficiencies are giving Diamondback Energy Inc. a leg up to reduce spending, drop rigs and crews, but oil output is set to bump higher through the end of the year, according to CEO Travis D. Stice. During the recent second quarter conference call, Stice said the Midland, TX-based independent had decreased drill times from…

August 11, 2021
With Cool Fading and Heat Building, Natural Gas Futures Prices Rise Above $4.10

With Cool Fading and Heat Building, Natural Gas Futures Prices Rise Above $4.10

For the third day in a row, natural gas futures were higher early Wednesday as the recent cool weather was set to fade by the week, ushering in what is expected to be the hottest weather of the summer to date. The September Nymex gas futures contract was trading around $4.110/MMBtu at 8:45 a.m. ET,…

August 4, 2021
Equinor Grows Marcellus Output and North American Natural Gas Fetches 53% Price Improvement

Equinor Grows Marcellus Output and North American Natural Gas Fetches 53% Price Improvement

Norwegian state player Equinor ASA logged lower overall U.S. oil and natural gas production in 2Q2021 primarily because of its recent Bakken Shale exit, but that decline was offset by growth in the gassy Marcellus Shale. Average daily equity production of liquids and gas was 391,000 boe/d in 2Q2021 compared with 405,000 boe/d in the…

July 28, 2021
U.S. Still 2020 Global Leader in Petroleum, Natural Gas Production Despite Pandemic Drop-Off

U.S. Still 2020 Global Leader in Petroleum, Natural Gas Production Despite Pandemic Drop-Off

Even amid declines associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the United States maintained its status as the globe’s leading producer of petroleum and natural gas in 2020, a recent analysis from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows. Domestic petroleum and natural gas output fell year/year in 2020 after reaching record highs in 2019, EIA said in…

July 22, 2021
Natural Gas Price Bulls Extend Parade as August Futures Soar a Fourth Consecutive Session

Natural Gas Price Bulls Extend Parade as August Futures Soar a Fourth Consecutive Session

Natural gas futures on Wednesday advanced for a fourth straight day, probing higher from the two-and-a-half-year highs reached earlier this week, with demand robust and anticipation high ahead of the federal government’s storage report Thursday. At A Glance: Forecasts call for extensive heat Production remains light Traders await EIA storage data The August Nymex contract…

July 21, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Rally for Second Day, Bolstered by Demand Outlook; Spot Prices Spike

Natural Gas Futures Rally for Second Day, Bolstered by Demand Outlook; Spot Prices Spike

Natural gas futures on Monday cruised higher for a second consecutive session as forecasts pointed to stronger weather-driven demand over the back half of July. The August Nymex contract advanced 10.5 cents day/day and settled at $3.779/MMBtu. The prompt month had gained 6.0 cents on Friday to close out trading last week. The September contract…

July 19, 2021
Northeast Production, Storage Concerns Take Center Stage as Natural Gas Forward Prices Rally

Northeast Production, Storage Concerns Take Center Stage as Natural Gas Forward Prices Rally

Natural gas forward prices continued to fall at the front of the curve during the trading period ending Wednesday (July 14), pressured by inconsistent summer weather and fluctuating production. However, Northeast markets rebounded as another heat wave drove up regional demand, stalling a more pronounced rebuilding of storage inventories that is needed ahead of the…

July 16, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Fall Further on Cooling Forecast, Rising Supply

Natural Gas Futures Fall Further on Cooling Forecast, Rising Supply

A weaker weather pattern seen for the coming two weeks coupled with rising production to send natural gas futures prices sliding on Monday. The July Nymex gas futures contract settled at $3.191, off 2.4 cents from Friday’s close. August slipped 2.1 cents to $3.215. Spot gas prices were mostly lower too, with strong demand mainly…

June 21, 2021