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Forecast Midwest Cold Lifts Market; February Called 15 Cents Higher

February natural gas is expected to open 15 cents higher Monday morning at $3.15 as traders factor in bone-rattling cold across key energy markets. Overnight oil markets plunged.

January 5, 2015

Veresen Takes Long-View Position in BC’s Shale Future

After nearly two decades of mastering turbulent markets for natural gas and liquid byproducts, a Calgary fixture of energy services is making a fresh start in the New Year on taking a leading role in the next generation of Canadian supplies.

January 5, 2015
Natural Gas Forward Basis Enters 2015 In A Slump

Natural Gas Forward Basis Enters 2015 In A Slump

Natural gas forward basis markets ended 2014 on a downslope, falling under the pressure of a bearish storage report and apparent little confidence in weather forecasts ahead of the New Year’s holiday.

January 5, 2015

Futures, Cash Part Company; February Down a Dozen

Next-day gas prices soared on Monday, as a perfect storm of a precipitous forecast drop in temperatures, surging power prices and expected higher power loads all combined to push gas for Tuesday sharply higher.

January 5, 2015

FERC Grants California Grid Operator Gas Pricing Remedy

As an outgrowth of severe natural gas price spikes a year ago, FERC at year-end approved a proposed tariff solution for California’s electric grid operator allowing for start-up and minimum load cost recovery for gas-fired generation plants that sometimes can be caught in weather-related gas price spikes.

January 2, 2015

Mixed Market Inches Higher; Nervous Shorts Lift February 11 Cents

Physical gas for weekend and Monday delivery was largely mixed in Friday’s trading as strength at New England, Gulf and Midcontinent locations was able to outmuscle weakness in the Marcellus and Rockies. The overall market gain was 10 cents.

January 2, 2015

Bulls Get Short-Term Weather Reprieve; February Called 7 Cents Higher

February natural gas is expected to open 7 cents higher Friday morning at $2.96 as near-term weather forecasts turn supportive and traders await better selling opportunities. Overnight oil markets continued lower.

January 2, 2015

Traders Anticipate Lean Storage Pull; February Called a Nickel Lower

February natural gas is set to open 5 cents lower Wednesday morning at $3.04 as traders focus on a government inventory report that is expected to show sharply reduced gas usage. Overnight oil markets continued to tumble.

December 31, 2014
Low Natural Gas Storage Draw Has Bears Prowling

Low Natural Gas Storage Draw Has Bears Prowling

Natural gas futures retreated following the release of government storage figures showing a lower withdrawal than what the market was expecting.

December 31, 2014
Physical, Futures On Pre-Holiday Dive; Storage Drops February Into Sub-$3 Territory

Physical, Futures On Pre-Holiday Dive; Storage Drops February Into Sub-$3 Territory

Both physical and futures prices had the trajectory of a safe falling from a 10-story building in Wednesday’s pre-holiday trading.

December 31, 2014