NGI Marketer Ranking Notice:

Sempra Energy said the third quarter volume numbers it submittedto be included in NGI’s North American gas marketer ranking wereincorrect. The 3.1 Bcf/d first reported by Sempra excluded therecent acquisition of CNG Energy’s wholesale gas marketingportfolio. The corrected number is 4.5 Bcf/d of gas sold during thethird quarter, which is a 52% increase from 3Q97 and puts Sempra atNo. 12 in the ranking rather than No. 20. KN Energy, Columbia,Tractebel, Texaco, Sonat, El Paso, Williams and Enserch move down anotch because of the change. (Please see NGI or Daily GPI,11/9/98).

November 10, 1998

Flatness Dominates Day Before Expiration

Coming off two days marked by sizable price swings and robustvolume, buyers and sellers were almost evenly matched Tuesdaymaking for a rare sub-5-cent price range. The prompt month closedthe day down 1.3 cents to settle at $1.952.

July 29, 1998

Futures Traders Expect A Weak Volume Week

The August Nymex contract fell 3.4 cents to $2.389 on Monday,amid a day when an extremely light 22,000 estimated total contractschanged hands. “We went from 123,000 contracts on Friday to almostnothing today. There just ain’t nothing going on,” a traderlamented. The fourth-of-July is typically among the lowest demandperiods of the year, and because the holiday falls so close to thefirst of the month, many cash market traders termed up incrementalgas through July 7th during bidweek, several sources reported. As aresult, the Merc pit lacked solid participation from commercials,and a broker expects that to continue throughout the week.

June 30, 1998
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