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Natural Gas Bulls Send September Futures to Fresh High; Cash Strength Continues

Natural Gas Bulls Send September Futures to Fresh High; Cash Strength Continues

One day after posting the largest single-day gain in the last year and a half, natural gas futures moved another leg higher, surging past the long-term high established earlier this year. September Nymex gas settled Tuesday at $2.193, up 9.2 cents from Monday’s close. October rose 9.5 cents to $2.334. Spot gas prices also continued…

August 4, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Explode Higher as Technical Trading Comes into Play

Natural Gas Futures Explode Higher as Technical Trading Comes into Play

September Nymex natural gas futures post stunning 30-cent rally Weather forecasts flip back hotter, while LNG demand climbs Cash strengthens despite cooler weather this week In a shocking move that appears to be based on more than pure fundamentals, natural gas futures surged as much as 35.5 cents on Monday, busting out of their previous…

August 4, 2020
Natural Gas Prices Reach ‘Turning Point,’ with Possible Rally into 2021, Says BofA

Natural Gas Prices Reach ‘Turning Point,’ with Possible Rally into 2021, Says BofA

Lofty summer heat in July, with forecasts for more by mid-August, should further ease pressure on storage injection levels as industrial energy demand shows signs of increasing and global economies emerge from coronavirus-imposed lockdowns, BofA Global Research analysts said. Analysts including Peter Helles said gas had reached a “turning point,” and they also anticipate European…

August 4, 2020
September Natural Gas Futures Continue Advance as Market’s Storage Fears Ease

September Natural Gas Futures Continue Advance as Market’s Storage Fears Ease

Coming off a roaring advance in the previous session, natural gas futures continued to climb near the front of the curve in early trading Tuesday as analysts pointed to easing storage availability fears. The September Nymex contract was up 3.2 cents to $2.133/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. Monday’s stunning 30.2-cent rally for the September…

August 4, 2020
August Natural Gas Bidweek Prices Jump on Late Summer Heat

August Natural Gas Bidweek Prices Jump on Late Summer Heat

Natural gas prices climbed higher in August bidweek trading as markets mulled prospects for ongoing seasonal cooling demand, strong power burns and robust Mexican export levels. NGI’s August Bidweek National Avg. rose 23.0 cents month/month to $1.680/MMBtu. The August Nymex natural gas futures contract rolled off the board last Wednesday at $1.854, up 5.4 cents…

August 3, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Post Jaw-Dropping 30-Cent Gain; Cash Strong Too

Natural Gas Futures Post Jaw-Dropping 30-Cent Gain; Cash Strong Too

In a shocking move that appears to be based on more than pure fundamentals, natural gas futures surged as much as 35.5 cents on Monday, busting out of their previous trading range and closing nearly 17% higher than Friday. The September contract reached a $2.154/MMBtu intraday high before going on to settle at $2.101, up…

August 3, 2020
Mexico Natural Gas Prices, Production Fall in June as Pipeline Imports Rise

Mexico Natural Gas Prices, Production Fall in June as Pipeline Imports Rise

Natural gas prices in Mexico averaged $2.33/MMBtu in June, versus $2.78/MMBtu in June 2019, according to the latest IPGN monthly natural gas price index published by the Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE). Marketers transacted 5.88 Bcf/d of the molecule, compared to 7.37 Bcf/d in the year-ago month, CRE data show. CRE used 255 transactions from…

August 3, 2020
Hurricane, Coronavirus and Demand Concerns Weigh Down September Natural Gas Futures

Hurricane, Coronavirus and Demand Concerns Weigh Down September Natural Gas Futures

Temperatures in many parts of the Lower 48 are expected to cool down in the coming week Hurricane Isaias could further weaken energy demand Continued spread of the coronavirus dampened sources of demand outside of weather   September natural gas futures on Friday declined for a second day in a row as summer heat was…

August 3, 2020
Heat, LNG Demand Rally September Natural Gas Futures Early

Heat, LNG Demand Rally September Natural Gas Futures Early

Coming out of a weekend that brought a notably hotter forecast outlook and an uptick in estimated export demand, natural gas futures were sharply higher in early trading Monday. The September Nymex contract was up 11.2 cents to $1.911/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. Over the weekend the major weather models, especially the European, trended…

August 3, 2020
Weekly Natural Gas Prices Climb Higher on Strong Seasonal Demand

Weekly Natural Gas Prices Climb Higher on Strong Seasonal Demand

Weekly cash market prices ratcheted up across much of the Lower 48, led higher by strong cooling demand in California and swaths of the East. NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. for the July 27-30 period jumped 13.5 cents to $1.755. Trading on Friday (July 31) was for gas delivered on Monday (Aug. 3). For…

July 31, 2020
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