Natural Gas Prices

U.S. Coal Market Fundamentals Said ‘Extremely Strong’ as Natural Gas Prices Soar

U.S. Coal Market Fundamentals Said ‘Extremely Strong’ as Natural Gas Prices Soar

The coal market is witnessing a resurgence in the United States as natural gas prices skyrocket and utilities turn to coal-powered generation, according to Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP) CEO Joseph Craft. “Commodity prices for each of our business segments have skyrocketed to levels not experienced in several years,” Craft said as second quarter earnings…

July 28, 2021
More Volatility Expected for Natural Gas Futures as Euro Model Drops Demand

More Volatility Expected for Natural Gas Futures as Euro Model Drops Demand

With continued volatility expected headed into prompt month expiration, and with the latest weather data lowering demand expectations for the first week of August, natural gas futures hovered close to even early Wednesday. After dipping as low as $3.874/MMBtu in the early morning hours, the expiring August contract was trading 0.7 cents higher at $3.978…

July 28, 2021
August Natural Gas Futures Rally Loses Steam Ahead of Expiry; Spot Prices Sputter

August Natural Gas Futures Rally Loses Steam Ahead of Expiry; Spot Prices Sputter

Natural gas futures on Tuesday finished lower for the first time in eight sessions, as traders took profits and customary volatility near the prompt month’s expiration emerged. Markets also weighed forecasts for modestly milder weather next week, though overall strong demand and tighter storage inventories that have fueled supply concerns could support a rebound in…

July 27, 2021
August Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Surge Again

August Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Surge Again

Natural gas futures on Monday advanced for a seventh consecutive session as robust domestic cooling demand and strong liquefied natural gas (LNG) export levels continued to drive up prices that are at their highest levels since 2018. The August Nymex contract advanced 4.2 cents day/day and settled at $4.102/MMBtu. The prompt month gained nearly 11%…

July 27, 2021
Even at $4.00, Higher Natural Gas Prices Needed, Says Raymond James

Even at $4.00, Higher Natural Gas Prices Needed, Says Raymond James

Natural gas prices crested the $4.00/MMBtu mark last week, and though the gains may have come quickly, price may need to be higher to incentivize more coal in power generation to help balance the market, according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. Coal’s share of the power generation stack would have to increase by more…

July 27, 2021
Volatility Expected Ahead of Expiry as Natural Gas Futures Slide on Cooling Demand Losses

Volatility Expected Ahead of Expiry as Natural Gas Futures Slide on Cooling Demand Losses

Further declines in projected cooling demand in the latest forecasts pressured natural gas futures lower in early trading Tuesday, although analysts were predicting volatility heading into this week’s front month expiration. As of 8:45 a.m. ET, the August Nymex contract was down 8.2 cents to $4.020/MMBtu, while September was off 8.3 cents to $3.999. After…

July 27, 2021
As Demand Further Strengthens, August Natural Gas Futures Extend Rally; Cash Prices Climb

As Demand Further Strengthens, August Natural Gas Futures Extend Rally; Cash Prices Climb

Natural gas futures on Monday advanced for a seventh consecutive session as robust domestic cooling demand and strong liquefied natural gas (LNG) export levels continued to drive up prices that are at their highest levels since 2018. The August Nymex contract advanced 4.2 cents day/day and settled at $4.102/MMBtu. The prompt month gained nearly 11%…

July 26, 2021
Heat, Supply Disruptions Send Global Natural Gas Prices Higher — LNG Recap

Heat, Supply Disruptions Send Global Natural Gas Prices Higher — LNG Recap

Global natural gas prices climbed higher Monday amid supply disruptions and sweltering heat.  Gains for the Henry Hub contract led the way, as the U.S. benchmark traded near a three-year high Monday with the hottest weather of the summer in the United States on the way Tuesday.  Henry Hub picked up where it left off…

July 26, 2021
Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Rally Amid Diverse Demand

Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Rally Amid Diverse Demand

Natural gas futures climbed even higher on Friday, extending to six days a furious demand-driven rally that sent the prompt month to a close above $4.00 for a second session. The August Nymex contract rose 5.7 cents day/day and settled at $4.060/MMBtu, its highest mark since 2018. September gained 6.0 cents to $4.042. NGI’s Spot…

July 26, 2021
Natural Gas Futures ‘Racing Higher’ Early as Demand Seen Rising This Week

Natural Gas Futures ‘Racing Higher’ Early as Demand Seen Rising This Week

Strong heat this week and the prospect of more to come in August helped natural gas futures to keep climbing in early trading Monday. The August Nymex contract was up 9.1 cents to $4.151/MMBtu at around 8:50 a.m. ET. September was up 8.6 cents to $4.128. After breaking through resistance at the $4 mark last…

July 26, 2021
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