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October Natural Gas Futures Skyrocket Ahead of Expiration, Reach New 2021 High

October Natural Gas Futures Skyrocket Ahead of Expiration, Reach New 2021 High

Natural gas futures sailed higher on Monday, rallying for a third straight session ahead of prompt month expiration and amid a potential global energy supply crunch. The October Nymex contract spiked 56.6 cents day/day and settled at $5.706/MMBtu. October rolls off the board as the prompt month at the close of trading Tuesday. November jumped…

September 27, 2021
Natural Gas Forward Prices Starting to Crack, but Supply Concerns Still Festering

Natural Gas Forward Prices Starting to Crack, but Supply Concerns Still Festering

After four solid weeks of steep increases, natural gas forward prices buckled during the trading period ending Tuesday as the start of the fall season ushered in cooler weather and a decline in demand. October prices plunged an average of 54.0 cents from Sept. 16-21, while November tumbled 55.0 cents on average, according to NGI’s…

September 23, 2021
FERC, NERC Inquiry into February Freeze Spotlights Natural Gas Failures

FERC, NERC Inquiry into February Freeze Spotlights Natural Gas Failures

Natural gas-fired electric generators made up a majority of the failures identified by FERC during an inquiry into the extreme cold weather that rattled power markets in Texas and the Midwest in February. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in a joint effort with the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC), found freezing generator components and…

September 23, 2021
October Natural Gas Futures Drop a Third Straight Day on Fading Demand Forecasts

October Natural Gas Futures Drop a Third Straight Day on Fading Demand Forecasts

Natural gas futures faltered on Monday, extending to three days a losing streak that materialized alongside forecasts for cooler temperatures and moderating demand.     The October Nymex contract dropped 12.0 cents day/day and settled at $4.985/MMBtu. November fell 12.4 cents to $5.022. At A Glance: Futures fall amid autumn weather Forecasts call for mild conditions Global…

September 20, 2021
Natural Gas Forward Prices Extend Rally; Cooler Outlook, Bearish Storage Starting to Ease Storage Worries

Natural Gas Forward Prices Extend Rally; Cooler Outlook, Bearish Storage Starting to Ease Storage Worries

Natural gas forward curves blew up for a fourth consecutive week during the trading period from Sept. 9-15 as lingering production outages continued to perpetuate supply concerns ahead of the peak winter season. October forward prices rallied by an average 47.0 cents, and November shot up 54.0 cents on average, according to NGI’s Forward Look.…

September 17, 2021
Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Soar Above $5.00 as Nicholas Amplifies Production Worries

Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Soar Above $5.00 as Nicholas Amplifies Production Worries

Natural gas futures surged on Monday as a new tropical storm threatened to further shake the Gulf of Mexico’s (GOM) production foundation, a development that could hamper supply/demand balances at a time when gas in storage for winter is already light. The October Nymex contract cruised 29.3 cents higher day/day and settled at $5.231/MMBtu. November…

September 13, 2021
Venture Global Starts Plaquemines LNG Construction, but Hurricane Ida Stalls Work

Venture Global Starts Plaquemines LNG Construction, but Hurricane Ida Stalls Work

Initial construction activities have started at the Plaquemines liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Louisiana, the development’s sponsor told federal regulators on Tuesday. In a Tuesday FERC filing, Venture Global LNG Inc. said work began at the terminal site on Aug. 18, but was halted on Aug. 27 as Hurricane Ida approached the Louisiana…

September 8, 2021
Natural Gas Forward Prices Explode as Ida Adds to ‘Precarious’ Storage Outlook

Natural Gas Forward Prices Explode as Ida Adds to ‘Precarious’ Storage Outlook

Though long gone from the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Ida’s devastation continued across the eastern United States ahead of the Labor Day weekend, wiping out significant production and causing widespread power outages along the way. Supply’s slow expected recovery fueled bullish momentum across natural gas forward curves for the trading period ending Sept. 1, resulting in…

September 3, 2021
Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Fall as Ida Slashes Demand; Storm Tees Up ‘Tame September’

Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Fall as Ida Slashes Demand; Storm Tees Up ‘Tame September’

Though still early for a full assessment of former Hurricane Ida, natural gas futures traders on Monday focused squarely on the destruction of natural gas demand brought about by the catastrophic Category 4 storm. The October Nymex gas futures contract, on its first day in the prompt position, settled at $4.305, off 8.3 cents from…

August 30, 2021
September Natural Gas Futures See-Saw Along with Demand, Production and Hurricane Potential

September Natural Gas Futures See-Saw Along with Demand, Production and Hurricane Potential

Natural gas futures on Wednesday soared more than 10 cents early, then retreated into negative territory before flattening out and edging back up at the close of trading. The roller coaster action developed amid a decline in production and estimates for a relatively light storage increase, as well as an evolving weather picture and the…

August 25, 2021