Winter

Winter Heating Costs for U.S. Natural Gas Expected to Rise Sharply

Winter Heating Costs for U.S. Natural Gas Expected to Rise Sharply

American households can expect significant increases in home heating costs this winter, including a 30% increase in natural gas expenditures versus last winter, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency said as part of its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) that it expects a 3% increase in average U.S. heating degree days…

October 19, 2021
Energy-Hungry China Could Deepen Global Natural Gas Shortage

Energy-Hungry China Could Deepen Global Natural Gas Shortage

While the prospect of a cold winter is threatening to send an energy market already in crisis spiraling further, efforts in China to secure the supplies it needs to get through the season could make matters worse. China is the world’s largest energy consumer, and it has rapidly transformed into a natural gas-buying behemoth in…

October 18, 2021
New York, New England Natural Gas Utilities Warn Customers of Higher Rates this Winter

New York, New England Natural Gas Utilities Warn Customers of Higher Rates this Winter

Utilities in New York and New England are warning customers to expect higher residential heating bills this winter amid surging global natural gas demand and prices.  National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. said Thursday that for its residential customers in Western New York, it expects the average winter heating bill, i.e. for November through March, to…

October 10, 2021
Exports, Industrial Sector Seen Driving U.S. Natural Gas Demand This Winter

Exports, Industrial Sector Seen Driving U.S. Natural Gas Demand This Winter

A growing industrial sector and record-high export activity are expected to be key drivers of increased U.S. natural gas demand this winter, according to a leading trade group. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are expected to grow by 16% over last winter, while pipeline exports to Mexico are expected to get an 18% boost, the…

October 7, 2021
Column: Mexico Gas Market Gears Up for Uncertain Winter Period

Column: Mexico Gas Market Gears Up for Uncertain Winter Period

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. The opinions and positions expressed by Prud’homme do not necessarily reflect the views of NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. Recent increases in…

October 1, 2021
Global Natural Gas Rally Continues as Fears Grow Over Winter Energy Shortages — LNG Recap

Global Natural Gas Rally Continues as Fears Grow Over Winter Energy Shortages — LNG Recap

Natural gas prices across the world climbed higher on Tuesday, fueled by the prospect that there will be energy shortages from Europe to Asia this winter.  British and Dutch benchmarks closed higher Tuesday, beating an all-time record set Monday after finishing close to $30/MMBtu. In the United States, prices also continued climbing toward $6 as…

September 28, 2021
Markets ‘Very Nervous’ About Winter Natural Gas Price Surge

Markets ‘Very Nervous’ About Winter Natural Gas Price Surge

Colder than normal temperatures could trigger extreme upside volatility for natural gas prices this winter, according to industry experts. In a webinar Tuesday hosted by Refinitiv and NGI, a panel of experts said numerous factors have converged to create a far tighter market than what is normally seen at this time of year. “I traded…

September 22, 2021
European Industrial Blackouts Said Possible This Winter Amid Soaring Natural Gas Prices

European Industrial Blackouts Said Possible This Winter Amid Soaring Natural Gas Prices

Some of Europe’s industrial power consumers could face blackouts this winter if natural gas prices climb any higher, analysts with Goldman Sachs Commodities Research warned this week.  European benchmarks have soared to new heights as storage inventories remain short with colder weather approaching and traders baking in a winter risk premium. Goldman analysts led by…

September 16, 2021
LNG Market Seen Tightening Further With Little Relief in Sight as Winter Nears

LNG Market Seen Tightening Further With Little Relief in Sight as Winter Nears

This winter is shaping up to be one of the tightest in years for the global natural gas market as strong demand has continued throughout the year and left inventories woefully short.  Liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply disruptions in Angola, Brunei, Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago, to name a few, have also led to incremental…

August 20, 2021
Stagnating Natural Gas Production a Boon to Northeast Forward Prices; Structural Drivers Behind Overall Rally

Stagnating Natural Gas Production a Boon to Northeast Forward Prices; Structural Drivers Behind Overall Rally

Natural gas forward markets rebounded sharply for the trading period ending Aug. 4 as widespread sweltering heat set to return sounded the alarm once again that U.S. storage inventories are on pace to fall uncomfortably short ahead of winter. September forward prices averaged 20.0 cents higher for the July 29-Aug. 4 period, according to NGI’s…

August 6, 2021
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