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July Temps ‘Rather Bullish’ as Natural Gas Futures Extend Gains

July Temps ‘Rather Bullish’ as Natural Gas Futures Extend Gains

A toasty temperature outlook for the first third of July helped natural gas futures extend their recent gains in early trading Tuesday. The expiring July Nymex contract was up 15.3 cents to $6.654/MMBtu as of around 8:50 a.m. ET, adding to a 28.1-cent rally from the previous session. August was up 14.1 cents to $6.687.…

June 28, 2022
Technicals Drive Natural Gas Futures Rebound as Cash Rises on Lingering Heat

Technicals Drive Natural Gas Futures Rebound as Cash Rises on Lingering Heat

An early slide along the Nymex natural gas futures curve gave way to a technical bounce midday, ultimately boosting the July contract by 28.1 cents to a $6.501/MMBtu settlement. August futures climbed 26.5 cents to $6.546. Spot gas prices also were mostly higher after the weekend, even as temperatures moderated from the unusually high levels…

June 27, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Pause, while Spot Gas Slides with Temperatures

Natural Gas Futures Pause, while Spot Gas Slides with Temperatures

Natural gas futures finished out the short week far quieter than only one day prior. After prices took a beating on verification that an outage at a key export terminal could drastically improve balances, the July Nymex gas futures contract settled on Friday at $6.220/MMBtu, only 1.9 cents lower day/day. Spot gas prices also continued…

June 27, 2022
EU Approves 80% Natural Gas Storage Plan as Markets Kick Off Another ‘Volatile’ Week

EU Approves 80% Natural Gas Storage Plan as Markets Kick Off Another ‘Volatile’ Week

After slightly cooling on an apparent price correction, European energy markets started the week with another leap upward as the European Union (EU) formalized its winter natural gas storage plan. The EU countries officially ratified a plan Monday to reach 80% of natural gas storage capacity available among the 27-country bloc by the winter heating…

June 27, 2022
July Baseload Natural Gas Trending Dramatically Lower on Freeport Outage, Improving Balances

July Baseload Natural Gas Trending Dramatically Lower on Freeport Outage, Improving Balances

In a huge reversal from last month, natural gas prices for July baseload are trending sharply lower amid weaker liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand stemming from an explosion at the Freeport export terminal. Forecasts for less extreme heat than what has been seen so far this month also were weighing on July prices, according to…

June 27, 2022
Higher Production, Weaker LNG Export Volumes Seen Pressuring Natural Gas Futures

Higher Production, Weaker LNG Export Volumes Seen Pressuring Natural Gas Futures

Bearish-trending fundamentals data over the weekend kept the pressure on natural gas futures in early trading Monday. The expiring July Nymex contract, scheduled to roll off the board Tuesday, was off 3.5 cents to $6.185/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. August was down 2.8 cents to $6.253. Prices have been facing downward pressure from a…

June 27, 2022
After Record Heat, Cooler Forecast Leads to Sharp Discounts for Natural Gas Weekly, Futures Prices

After Record Heat, Cooler Forecast Leads to Sharp Discounts for Natural Gas Weekly, Futures Prices

Spot gas prices crumbled during the June 21-24 trading week despite heat becoming more widespread, for a few days at least, across the country’s midsection. NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. plummeted $1.225 to $6.340/MMBtu. Nymex futures action, meanwhile, continued to be dominated by the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) outage, with the market questioning…

June 24, 2022
Bears’ Appetite Satiated, Natural Gas Futures Barely Budge; Cooler Temperatures Sink Cash

Bears’ Appetite Satiated, Natural Gas Futures Barely Budge; Cooler Temperatures Sink Cash

Natural gas futures finished out the short week far quieter than only one day prior. After prices took a beating on verification that an outage at a key export terminal could drastically improve balances, the July Nymex gas futures contract settled on Friday at $6.220/MMBtu, only 1.9 cents lower day/day. At A Glance: Salt withdrawal…

June 24, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Pare Losses as Traders Continue Assessing Balances Post-Freeport LNG Outage

Natural Gas Futures Pare Losses as Traders Continue Assessing Balances Post-Freeport LNG Outage

As traders continued to assess the implications of a bearish miss in the latest government inventory data, particularly in light of missing demand from downtime at a major U.S. export terminal, natural gas futures pared some of their recent losses early Friday. Coming off a 61.9-cent walloping in the previous session, the July Nymex contract…

June 24, 2022
Natural Gas Futures Erode Further on Bearish EIA Data; Cash Slides Too

Natural Gas Futures Erode Further on Bearish EIA Data; Cash Slides Too

The latest government storage data swiped the rug out from underneath natural gas futures on Thursday, with a larger-than-expected injection highlighting the fragility of the gas market. The July Nymex futures contract settled at $6.239/MMBtu, down 61.9 cents on the day. August futures tumbled 58.9 cents to $6.283. Spot gas prices were mostly lower despite…

June 23, 2022