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Northeast Plunge Leads Broad Retreat; Futures Slip Again

The cash market overall retreated 28 cents Wednesday, but if multi-dollar swan dives taken by Northeast and other thinly traded points are excluded, the drop comes to a more meaningful 11 cents. Nearly all points sustained sizeable losses. Midcontinent and California locations were down by double digits, but Gulf points also weakened. At the close of futures trading May had fallen 6.9 cents to $3.900 and June was off by 6.9 cents as well to $3.950. May crude oil plunged $2.74 to $94.45 on unsupportive inventory data and weak economic news.

April 4, 2013

Northeast Leads Broad Decline; Futures Manage to Gain

Cash market quotes for weekend and Monday gas swan-dived 17 cents Friday as traders looked forward to Thanksgiving week and forecasts of benign weather conditions in eastern markets.

November 19, 2012

House Lawmaker Plans Post-Election Climate Change Bill

In what may be his swan song from Congress, retiring Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) Wednesday said he plans to introduce climate change legislation when Congress returns after the elections.

November 2, 2012

Weak Northeast Leads Broad Decline; Futures Sink

Cash markets overall swan-dived an average 17 cents Friday as the usual suspects of an uninspired corps of weekend buyers joined forces with a mild weather outlook and a weak screen to send weekend and Monday gas sharply lower.

September 10, 2012

Fund Selling, Weak Technicals Pressure Futures; January Falls

January natural gas swan-dived lower Friday as traders noted a continuing deterioration in both the fundamental and technical dimensions to the market. At the close January had fallen 14.0 cents to $3.317 and February had given up 13.3 cents to $3.353. January crude oil added $1.07 to $99.41/bbl.

December 12, 2011

Warming Weather Outlook Wallops Futures; December Dives

December natural gas swan-dived Monday in moderate trading as traders note weather forecasts have turned less supportive than earlier, production continues to outstrip modest demand and buyers remain unmotivated. At the close December had fallen 12.6 cents to $3.458 and January had retreated 9.6 cents to $3.600. December crude oil dropped 85 cents to $98.14/bbl.

November 15, 2011

Longer-Term Weather, Storage Uncertainty Pummel February Futures

The February futures contract plunged while going off the board Monday, taking a sharp 25.8-cent swan dive to settle at $6.917 after having posted a $7.33 high around 11 a.m. March ended the day down 22.1 cents at $6.937. Despite the severe cold across much of the nation, there remains significant uncertainty over longer-term weather forecasts and what may happen to the large storage surplus.

January 30, 2007

Screen, Lack of Weather Load Send Prices Diving

Predictably, cash numbers emulated the expiration-day plunge in May futures by taking swan dives themselves Thursday. A widespread dearth of significant weather-related demand only threw more fuel on the price fire sale, and the announcement of a sizeable storage injection heaped on a little extra bearishness in late business.

April 29, 2005