Forward Look

NGI's Forward Look news and data charts the future price of physical natural gas at 78 key trading locations around the country, offering both fixed and basis forward natural gas prices 5+ years out and historical data back to 2012.


Natural Gas Bears Ring in Rocking New Year as February Sheds 70-Plus Cents

The downward trajectory of natural gas continued during the Dec. 27-Jan. 2 period as Old Man Winter remained elusive following an early season appearance, significantly easing concerns about low storage inventories. February forward prices tumbled an average 73 cents, while March dropped an average 53 cents, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Read More

NatGas Forwards Plunge as Warmth Finally Arrives; Northeast Pricing Remains Strong

Natural gas forward prices generally moved lower for the Dec. 6-12 period as milder weather finally moved across the country, slashing demand from earlier highs. January prices were down an average 20 cents, while the balance of winter (February-March) was down an average 12 cents, according to NGI’s Forward Look. New England pricing hubs, however, bucked the downtrend as ongoing pipeline constraints in the region continue to leave those markets vulnerable to price spikes. Read More

Natural Gas Forward Prices Plunge as Outlooks Indicate Warmer Temps for Weeks Ahead

A jittery natural gas market plagued by a historic storage deficit that has only worsened before the peak of the winter season got some good news on the weather front as outlooks showed warmer temperatures beginning next week, a trend that could last for the next several weeks. January forward prices plunged an average 41 cents from Nov. 29-Dec. 5, while the balance of winter (February-March) dropped an average 31 cents, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Read More

Erratic Natural Gas Market Behavior Continues as December Nets 50-Cent Gain

The natural gas forward market remained firmly strapped in on the roller coaster ride it’s been on the last couple of weeks as bitter cold continues across major population centers with no clear end in sight. December prices averaged 50 cents higher between Nov. 16 and 20, while the balance of winter (defined as January-March) averaged 48 cents higher, according to NGI Forward Look. Read More