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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
Natural Gas Futures Start Week with Big Rally After Volatile Session; Cash Strengthens

Natural Gas Futures Start Week with Big Rally After Volatile Session; Cash Strengthens

Big fluctuations continued along the Nymex natural gas futures curve early Monday as traders wrestled with hotter shifts in the latest weather models and a step up in production. The September contract, which rolls off the board later this week, settled at $3.945, up 9.4 cents on the day. October also picked up 9.4 cents…

August 23, 2021
Technical Trading, Tightening Balances Drive Rebound for Natural Gas Futures; KMI Pipe Blast Rocks Western Cash

Technical Trading, Tightening Balances Drive Rebound for Natural Gas Futures; KMI Pipe Blast Rocks Western Cash

A technical bounce fueled by lower wind generation sent natural gas futures higher to start the week. The September Nymex gas futures contract settled Monday at $3.946, up 8.5 cents from Friday’s close. October climbed 8.5 cents to $3.960. Spot gas prices were mixed on Monday, with mostly mild weather across the country. However, big…

August 16, 2021
As Peak Summer Heat Passes, Natural Gas Forwards Slump

As Peak Summer Heat Passes, Natural Gas Forwards Slump

With the hottest temperatures of the summer expected to soon reside in the market’s rearview, natural gas forwards receded during the Aug. 5-11 trading week, including large markdowns in the western United States, NGI’s Forward Look data show. Discounts of around a dime or more in fixed price prompt-month forwards were the norm for most…

August 13, 2021