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Natural Gas Futures Soar Again on Expectations for Paltry Storage Result, Prolonged Production Cuts in Ida’s Wake

Natural Gas Futures Soar Again on Expectations for Paltry Storage Result, Prolonged Production Cuts in Ida’s Wake

Natural gas futures jumped higher Wednesday, building on the prior day’s gains, as traders absorbed news of the production disruption imposed by Hurricane Ida and fixated on the specter of inadequate inventories ahead of winter. At A Glance: Futures hit fresh 2021 high Production remained precarious Storage concerns festered The October Nymex contract surged 23.8…

September 1, 2021
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
LNG Market Seen Tightening Further With Little Relief in Sight as Winter Nears

LNG Market Seen Tightening Further With Little Relief in Sight as Winter Nears

This winter is shaping up to be one of the tightest in years for the global natural gas market as strong demand has continued throughout the year and left inventories woefully short.  Liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply disruptions in Angola, Brunei, Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago, to name a few, have also led to incremental…

August 20, 2021
Weak Power Burns, Low Volumes Drive Latest Plunge for Natural Gas Futures; Cash Still Weak

Weak Power Burns, Low Volumes Drive Latest Plunge for Natural Gas Futures; Cash Still Weak

Volatility abounded Tuesday as natural gas futures quickly gave back the gains they accumulated at the top of the week. Pressured by weaker power burns, the September Nymex gas futures contract settled at $3.837, off 10.9 cents from Monday’s close. October tumbled 10.9 cents to $3.851. At A Glance: LNG, production stable Coal could steal…

August 17, 2021
Technical Trading, Tightening Balances Drive Rebound for Natural Gas Futures; KMI Pipe Blast Rocks Western Cash

Technical Trading, Tightening Balances Drive Rebound for Natural Gas Futures; KMI Pipe Blast Rocks Western Cash

A technical bounce fueled by lower wind generation sent natural gas futures higher to start the week. The September Nymex gas futures contract settled Monday at $3.946, up 8.5 cents from Friday’s close. October climbed 8.5 cents to $3.960. Spot gas prices were mixed on Monday, with mostly mild weather across the country. However, big…

August 16, 2021
Cooler Weather Forecast, Persistently Softer LNG Volumes Send Natural Gas Futures Prices Tumbling

Cooler Weather Forecast, Persistently Softer LNG Volumes Send Natural Gas Futures Prices Tumbling

After another run toward $4.200/MMBtu last week, natural gas futures took a nosedive on Monday as long-range weather forecasts continued to cool while liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand remained well off recent highs. The September Nymex gas futures contract settled at $4.060, off 8.0 cents from Friday’s close. October dropped 7.9 cents to $4.075. Spot…

August 9, 2021
September Natural Gas Prices Rocket Higher on Production Drop, Hotter Forecast

September Natural Gas Prices Rocket Higher on Production Drop, Hotter Forecast

A step down in production drove natural gas futures prices higher for a second day, with gains accelerating after the latest weather models turned even hotter for next week. The September Nymex gas futures contract settled Tuesday at $4.027, up 9.2 cents on the day. October climbed 9.4 cents to $4.032. At A Glance: TGP…

August 3, 2021
September Natural Gas Prices Trim Early Gains, but Settle Higher on Returning Heat

September Natural Gas Prices Trim Early Gains, but Settle Higher on Returning Heat

Natural gas futures traded both sides of the $4.00/MMBtu mark on Monday as bullish weather forecasts and persistently sagging storage levels quickly reversed the losses from late last week. The September Nymex gas futures contract hit a $4.042 intraday high but ultimately finished the day at $3.935, up only 2.1 cents from Friday’s close. Spot…

August 2, 2021
August Natural Gas Futures Rally Loses Steam Ahead of Expiry; Spot Prices Sputter

August Natural Gas Futures Rally Loses Steam Ahead of Expiry; Spot Prices Sputter

Natural gas futures on Tuesday finished lower for the first time in eight sessions, as traders took profits and customary volatility near the prompt month’s expiration emerged. Markets also weighed forecasts for modestly milder weather next week, though overall strong demand and tighter storage inventories that have fueled supply concerns could support a rebound in…

July 27, 2021
As Demand Further Strengthens, August Natural Gas Futures Extend Rally; Cash Prices Climb

As Demand Further Strengthens, August Natural Gas Futures Extend Rally; Cash Prices Climb

Natural gas futures on Monday advanced for a seventh consecutive session as robust domestic cooling demand and strong liquefied natural gas (LNG) export levels continued to drive up prices that are at their highest levels since 2018. The August Nymex contract advanced 4.2 cents day/day and settled at $4.102/MMBtu. The prompt month gained nearly 11%…

July 26, 2021