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Natural Gas Forward Prices Plummet as Supply Growth Seen Improving Storage Outlook

Natural Gas Forward Prices Plummet as Supply Growth Seen Improving Storage Outlook

Dragged lower by an upward swing in production, moderating weather and an ongoing curtailment of feed gas deliveries to the Freeport LNG facility, natural gas forward prices crumbled during the trading period from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Steep declines of more than 70 cents extended from the October contract through the winter season (November-March),…

September 23, 2022
Natural Gas Production Gains Drive Forward Prices Lower, Help Improve Balances

Natural Gas Production Gains Drive Forward Prices Lower, Help Improve Balances

Dragged lower by an upward swing in production, moderating weather and an ongoing curtailment of feed gas deliveries to the Freeport LNG facility, natural gas forward prices crumbled during the trading period from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Steep declines of more than 70 cents extended from the October contract through the winter season (November-March),…

September 22, 2022
Natural Gas Forwards Rally Amid Nymex Volatility, Late-Season Cooling Demand

Natural Gas Forwards Rally Amid Nymex Volatility, Late-Season Cooling Demand

Regional natural gas forwards rallied sharply during the Sept. 8-14 trading period, coinciding with a surge in the futures market amid apparent market speculation over impacts to power burns from a potential railroad strike, NGI’s Forward Look data show. Also bolstered by lingering storage deficits and a bout of late-season cooling demand expected for next…

September 15, 2022
Natural Gas Forwards, Futures Pull Back Sharply as Market Reassesses Winter Risks

Natural Gas Forwards, Futures Pull Back Sharply as Market Reassesses Winter Risks

Amid erosion of value in the futures market as traders continued to try to price in winter supply risks, regional natural gas forwards pulled back sharply throughout the Lower 48 during the Aug. 31-Sept. 7 period, NGI’s Forward Look data show. From coast to coast, hubs posted fixed price declines of $1-plus for October delivery,…

September 8, 2022
U.S. Market Continues to Eye Europe’s Energy Crisis as Natural Gas Forwards Retreat

U.S. Market Continues to Eye Europe’s Energy Crisis as Natural Gas Forwards Retreat

As the U.S. natural gas market continued to assess winter supply risks in the context of exorbitant European energy costs, forwards eased lower during the Aug. 25-30 trading period, NGI’s Forward Look data show. Fixed price trading for October delivery at benchmark Henry Hub shed 25.8 cents during the period to end at $9.047/MMBtu. For…

August 31, 2022
Natural Gas Forward Prices Mixed as Freeport Delayed, But Global Uncertainty Looms Large

Natural Gas Forward Prices Mixed as Freeport Delayed, But Global Uncertainty Looms Large

Natural gas forwards trading was mixed during the Aug. 18-24 period as the market weighed ongoing supply adequacy concerns and spiking global prices against a later-than-expected return to service for a key U.S. export terminal this fall. In terms of week/week front-month fixed price changes, the middle third of the Lower 48 was peppered with…

August 25, 2022
Market Eyes Risk of Winter Supply Squeeze as Natural Gas Forwards Rally

Market Eyes Risk of Winter Supply Squeeze as Natural Gas Forwards Rally

Natural gas forwards rallied from coast to coast during the Aug. 11-17 trading period as mounting storage adequacy concerns overshadowed a mild late-summer forecast, according to NGI’s Forward Look data. Fixed prices for September delivery at benchmark Henry Hub surged $1.042 during the period to $9.245/MMBtu, setting the pace for hefty markups across the Lower…

August 19, 2022
Storage Trajectory in Focus as Natural Gas Forwards Rally Despite Fading Cooling Demand

Storage Trajectory in Focus as Natural Gas Forwards Rally Despite Fading Cooling Demand

Natural gas forwards rallied from coast to coast during the Aug. 11-17 trading period as mounting storage adequacy concerns overshadowed a mild late-summer forecast, according to NGI’s Forward Look data. Fixed prices for September delivery at benchmark Henry Hub surged $1.042 during the period to $9.245/MMBtu, setting the pace for hefty markups across the Lower…

August 18, 2022
Natural Gas Forwards Ease Lower, Though Freeport LNG News Spurs Futures Bulls

Natural Gas Forwards Ease Lower, Though Freeport LNG News Spurs Futures Bulls

A down-then-up stretch in the futures market saw natural gas forwards pull back slightly at most Lower 48 hubs during the Aug. 4-10 trading period, although several western hubs enjoyed basis strengthening on upcoming heat, NGI’s Forward Look data showed. Prices for September delivery at benchmark Henry Hub ended the period at $8.203/MMBtu, a 6.4-cent…

August 11, 2022
August ‘Hangover’ Creates Mixed Results for Natural Gas Forwards Prices

August ‘Hangover’ Creates Mixed Results for Natural Gas Forwards Prices

As forecasts pointed to some minor easing in the intensity of summer heat through the middle of August, natural gas forwards prices were mixed, with mostly modest gains during the July 28-Aug. 3 trading period, NGI’s Forward Look data show. Fixed price trading for September delivery at benchmark Henry Hub climbed 13 cents week/week to…

August 4, 2022
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