March natural gas careened lower Thursday following the release of government inventory data showing usage somewhat below traders’ expectations.
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Natural gas futures took a break from the downside Wednesday as near-term weather forecasts got even chillier for a number of heavy gas-usage regions in the East. January natural gas futures recorded a high of $4.324 before closing out the regular session at $4.269, up 8.9 cents from Tuesday’s finish.
Oil field services provider Halliburton Co. Monday announced that it will publicly disclose fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activities, has set up a website to carry this out, and has introduced a first-of-its-kind ecofriendly fracture fluid system made up of materials sourced entirely from the food industry.
Blasts of frigid cold that have roared across the country over the last few weeks culminated in new natural gas and electric usage records across the country, including in Con Edison’s New York City centralized service area and a new peak-day delivery record on Williams’ 10,500-mile Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco), which runs from South Texas to New York.
The blast of frigid cold into the Northeast over the last few weeks culminated in new natural gas and electric usage records in Con Edison’s New York City centralized service area.
The continuation of bone-chilling cold in a number of high gas usage regions allowed February natural gas futures on Monday to rebound from Thursday’s storage report-induced slump. The prompt-month contract recorded a high of $5.894 in morning trade and went on to close out the regular session at $5.884, up 31.2 cents from Thursday’s finish.
Two months after the disclosure of drug usage, inappropriate sexual activity and contract misdealing by former employees of the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS), a former agency official was sentenced Friday for a felony violation of the criminal conflict of interest law, federal prosecutors said.