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Risk Managers Looking to Establish Hedges; October Called 4 Cents Lower

October natural gas is set to open 4 cents lower Monday morning at $2.91 as traders discount ongoing expectations of warm weather and look for a spot to initiate short producer hedges. Overnight oil markets were mixed.

September 19, 2016
With Supply Finally Leveling Off, Market ‘Looking Pretty Good If You’re A Bull,’ Macquarie Analyst Says

With Supply Finally Leveling Off, Market ‘Looking Pretty Good If You’re A Bull,’ Macquarie Analyst Says

The natural gas market is starting to feel downright bullish, if only because some of the bearish factors weighing down prices the last few years are starting to normalize, according to Macquarie Capital (USA) Global Oil & Gas Strategist Vikas Dwivedi.

September 19, 2016
Global NatGas Pricing to Revolve Around U.S. LNG, Henry Hub, Goldman Analyst Says

Global NatGas Pricing to Revolve Around U.S. LNG, Henry Hub, Goldman Analyst Says

The rapid growth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply coming online over the next few years will lead to a global convergence of natural gas pricing “centered around the U.S. market and Henry Hub,” according to Goldman, Sachs & Co. Senior Commodities Analyst Christian Lelong.

September 19, 2016

NatGas Cash Surges in Monday Trading, But Futures Sag

Next-day natural gas prices rose across the board in trading Monday as ongoing warm temperatures and a hefty increase in next-day power prices provided gas buyers for electrical generation all the incentive needed to make incremental purchases.

September 19, 2016
Modest Weekly Natural Gas Gains Continue, But Futures Leap Higher

Modest Weekly Natural Gas Gains Continue, But Futures Leap Higher

Weekly natural gas prices for the week ended Sept. 17 resembled something of a “tortoise and the hare” comparison, with the hare-like futures putting up double-digit gains and the physical market just plodding along.

September 16, 2016

Traders Discounting Weather; October Seen 6 Cents Lower

October natural gas is expected to open 6 cents lower Friday morning at $2.87 as traders set their sights on plump season-ending storage levels and ignore near-term supportive weather. Overnight oil markets were mixed.

September 16, 2016
Production Cuts, Nuclear Outages Send NatGas Forwards Up 10-Plus Cents

Production Cuts, Nuclear Outages Send NatGas Forwards Up 10-Plus Cents

The fall shoulder season may be just around the corner, but some unexpected maintenance events that cut both nuclear generation and production this week helped send natural gas October futures and forward prices up more than 10 cents on average from Sept. 9 to 15, NGI Forward Look shows.

September 16, 2016
NatGas Futures, Forwards Prices Climb on Production, Nuclear Power Declines

NatGas Futures, Forwards Prices Climb on Production, Nuclear Power Declines

The fall shoulder season may be just around the corner, but some unexpected maintenance events that cut both nuclear generation and production this week helped send natural gas October futures and forward prices up more than 10 cents on average from Sept. 9 to 15, NGI Forward Look shows.

September 16, 2016
Neutral Supply-Demand Factors Have NatGas Looking Bullish, Macquarie Analyst Says

Neutral Supply-Demand Factors Have NatGas Looking Bullish, Macquarie Analyst Says

The natural gas market is starting to feel downright bullish, if only because some of the bearish factors weighing down prices the last few years are starting to normalize, according to Macquarie Capital (USA) Global Oil & Gas Strategist Vikas Dwivedi.

September 16, 2016

Some Eastern NatGas Cash Under $1, Yet Futures Continue Climb to $3

Physical natural gas for weekend and Monday continued to grind lower Friday as forecasts of mild weather made three-day deals unattractive.

September 16, 2016