Volatility

Natural Gas Futures Stage Late Rally Despite Further Shrinking Expected in U.S. Storage Deficits

Natural Gas Futures Stage Late Rally Despite Further Shrinking Expected in U.S. Storage Deficits

Traders struggled to put a fair price on natural gas futures Wednesday amid conflicting signals in the United States and overseas. After plunging to a $5.350/MMBtu intraday low, however, a cooler turn in the latest weather models lifted the November Nymex gas futures contract, which settled 8.5 cents higher day/day to $5.590. December climbed 9.0…

October 13, 2021
Natural Gas Prices Swing as Traders Track Variables Across Globe — LNG Recap

Natural Gas Prices Swing as Traders Track Variables Across Globe — LNG Recap

Global natural gas prices have turned volatile after a stretch of gains as traders watch variables in key markets from the United States to Asia.  In the United States, the Henry Hub prompt contract finally retreated early last week after a nine-day winning streak. However, it spiked again by nearly 10 cents last Thursday (July…

July 13, 2021
Permian Slowdown Clouds Future Gulf Coast LNG, but ‘Remodeled’ Haynesville More Attractive

Permian Slowdown Clouds Future Gulf Coast LNG, but ‘Remodeled’ Haynesville More Attractive

Future Gulf Coast natural gas export development may become “risky” if Permian Basin associated gas production doesn’t recover, IHS Markit executive director Sam Andrus said in San Antonio this week. Speaking at the LDC Natural Gas Forum, Andrus said production economics are crucial, given the lack of capital available. After oil prices plunged to historic…

November 11, 2020
NatGas Price Volatility to Return in 2017, Lifted by Mexican Power Demand, Says ConocoPhillips Strategist

NatGas Price Volatility to Return in 2017, Lifted by Mexican Power Demand, Says ConocoPhillips Strategist

With an eye toward winter weather, natural gas price volatility is likely to return in 2017, given the prospect for potential capacity constraints and ever-larger exports to Mexico to support gas-fired generation, according to ConocoPhillips’ Jim Duncan, who directs commodity market research.

October 12, 2016
Neutral Supply-Demand Factors Have NatGas Looking Bullish, Macquarie Analyst Says

Neutral Supply-Demand Factors Have NatGas Looking Bullish, Macquarie Analyst Says

The natural gas market is starting to feel downright bullish, if only because some of the bearish factors weighing down prices the last few years are starting to normalize, according to Macquarie Capital (USA) Global Oil & Gas Strategist Vikas Dwivedi.

September 16, 2016
Low Oil Prices, New Demand, Weather Could Push Up Gas Prices, Says Macquarie Strategist

Low Oil Prices, New Demand, Weather Could Push Up Gas Prices, Says Macquarie Strategist

Low oil prices could bolster a dry gas strategy, keeping liquids prices low and cutting into associated gas production, just as a raft of new petrochemical, methanol and other manufacturing projects that would increase gas demand are nearing operation.

April 13, 2016
Low Oil Prices, New Demand, Weather Could Push Up Gas Prices, Says Macquarie Strategist

Low Oil Prices, New Demand, Weather Could Push Up Gas Prices, Says Macquarie Strategist

Low oil prices could bolster a dry gas strategy, keeping liquids prices low and cutting into associated gas production, just as a raft of new petrochemical, methanol and other manufacturing projects that would increase gas demand are nearing operation.

April 13, 2016
No New England Price Spikes in Winter 2015/16, But Recipe For Volatility Remains

No New England Price Spikes in Winter 2015/16, But Recipe For Volatility Remains

For winter 2015/2016, trading at key points in New England didn’t see the same price spikes as in years past, but the underlying infrastructure constraints that have hampered the region on peak days could still lead to volatility in natural gas prices moving forward.

April 11, 2016
No New England Price Spikes in Winter 2015/16, But Recipe For Volatility Remains

No New England Price Spikes in Winter 2015/16, But Recipe For Volatility Remains

For winter 2015/2016, trading at key points in New England didn’t see the same price spikes as in years past, but the underlying infrastructure constraints that have hampered the region on peak days could still lead to volatility in natural gas prices moving forward.

April 11, 2016

BG Group Alum Positioning New Company for Volatility’s Comeback

Former BG Group plc executive Martin Houston’s newly launched Parallax Energy is developing mid-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets; putting together a gas marketing and trading shop; and, through an affiliate company, will be hunting for value in the U.S. shale patch. Houston told NGI he’s getting ready for the price volatility to come.

October 24, 2014
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