Barry Keeping Traders on Notice; Natural Gas Futures Called Higher

A disruptive storm building strength over the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and upcoming government storage data gave natural gas futures traders plenty to ponder heading into Thursday’s regular trading hours. The August Nymex futures contract was up 2.6 cents to $2.470/MMBtu shortly after 8:30 a.m. ET.

July 11, 2019

Summer Heat Seen Easing by Mid-September as October Natural Gas Called Near Even

October natural gas futures were trading about 1.6 cents higher Wednesday morning at around $2.842/MMBtu, stanching the bleeding from the prior session’s selloff as forecasts overnight showed summer heat easing toward the second half of the month.

September 5, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon Looms as October Natural Gas Called Lower

October natural gas futures were down about 6.4 cents at around $2.852/MMBtu in early morning trading Tuesday as a combination of near-term tropical weather and longer-term seasonality posed downside risks for demand.

September 4, 2018

Eagle Ford, Onshore Facilities Now Taking Harvey’s Fury

Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm after barreling into South Texas as a Category 4 hurricane Friday night, continued to rain destruction on the Gulf Coast Monday, with catastrophic downpours disrupting lives and shuttering the energy breadbasket of the United States. The storm was expected to continue battering the coast through much of the week, leaving the Houston-Galveston region swimming in more than four feet of accumulated rainfall.

August 28, 2017
GOM Shut-Ins, Evacuations Underway as Harvey Heads to Texas

GOM Shut-Ins, Evacuations Underway as Harvey Heads to Texas

ExxonMobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. had curbed natural gas and oil production at facilities in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) as Hurricane Harvey was intensifying Thursday, bearing down on the Texas coast.

August 24, 2017

Traders Anticipating Supportive Storage Stats; July Seen 2 Cents Higher

July natural gas is expected to open 2 cents higher Thursday morning at $2.91 as the ongoing theme of summer heat continues and traders anticipate the release of bullish government storage figures. Overnight oil markets rose.

June 22, 2017

Hold October Shorts, Trader Says, Yet October Called 3 Cents Higher

October natural gas is set to open 3 cents higher Friday morning at $2.82 as traders assess the loss of demand from now-Tropical Storm Hermine and start calculating a new set of storage builds going forward after Thursday’s surprise Energy Information Administration inventory report. Overnight oil markets rebounded.

September 2, 2016
Bearish Storage News, Holiday Drag Down NatGas Forwards

Bearish Storage News, Holiday Drag Down NatGas Forwards

September got off to a decidedly bearish start as a much larger-than-expected natural gas storage injection and the upcoming holiday weekend combined to pull natural gas forwards markets down by an average of more than 10 cents between Aug. 26 and Sept. 1, according to NGI’s Forward Look.

September 2, 2016

GOM Oil, NatGas Shut-In Numbers Drop as Hurricane Hermine Moves Into Florida

Tensions eased in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Thursday, with shut-in numbers declining and workers preparing to head back to platforms, as Hermine, upgraded to hurricane status, made its long-awaited move toward the Florida coast.

September 1, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine Stalled in GOM; 10.2 Bcf Remains Shut-In

Tropical Storm Hermine — upgraded from Tropical Depression Nine on Wednesday afternoon — was nearly immobile about 395 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, FL, but forecasters expected it to begin moving to the northeast on Thursday.

August 31, 2016