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Natural Gas Futures Notch Small Gain as Production Drops 2 Bcf/d; Cash Still Strong

Natural Gas Futures Notch Small Gain as Production Drops 2 Bcf/d; Cash Still Strong

Natural gas futures rebounded a bit Tuesday as production declined and liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand held firmly above the 4.5 Bcf/d mark. After swinging in a roughly 10-cent range, the September Nymex gas futures contract settled at $2.171, up 1.8 cents. October climbed 2.4 cents to $2.311. Spot gas prices continued to climb across…

August 11, 2020
September Natural Gas Futures Give Up More Ground as Hurricane Approaches, Temperatures Cool

September Natural Gas Futures Give Up More Ground as Hurricane Approaches, Temperatures Cool

September natural gas futures on Friday declined for a second day in a row as summer heat was forecast to fade, a new hurricane raced toward Florida and coronavirus-induced economic concerns weighed on markets. The September Nymex contract shed 3.0 cents day/day and settled at $1.799/MMBtu. October fell 3.4 cents to $1.957.  NGI’s Spot Gas…

July 31, 2020
August Natural Gas Futures Bounce Back Despite Mixed Views on Weather, Export Demand

August Natural Gas Futures Bounce Back Despite Mixed Views on Weather, Export Demand

August natural gas futures rebounded Tuesday amid news of continued robust exports to Mexico and a varied weather outlook that anticipates cooler near-term conditions but potential for heat to intensify in coming weeks. Analysts cautioned trading would be choppy ahead of the September contract becoming the front month on Thursday. The August Nymex contract rose…

July 28, 2020
As Intense Heat Simmers, August Natural Gas Futures Trade Higher Ahead of Next Storage Report

As Intense Heat Simmers, August Natural Gas Futures Trade Higher Ahead of Next Storage Report

Natural gas futures advanced Wednesday as markets mulled prospects for continued intense heat along and estimates for a bullish storage injection report. The August Nymex contract advanced 3.2 cents day/day and settled at $1.778/MMBtu. September rose 3.1 cents to $1.818.  NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. declined a half-cent to $1.670. Bespoke Weather Services said that…

July 15, 2020
August Natural Gas Futures Eke Out Modest Gain on Cooling Demand Expectations

August Natural Gas Futures Eke Out Modest Gain on Cooling Demand Expectations

Ongoing expectations for above-normal temperatures and strong cooling demand through July and beyond nudged August natural gas futures higher Tuesday. The August Nymex contract rose seven-tenths of cent day/day and settled at $1.746/MMBtu. September, however, decreased 1.0 cent to $1.787.  NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. declined 4.5 cents to $1.675. While the latest forecasts lack…

July 14, 2020
Weekly Natural Gas Prices Post Solid Gains as Summer Temperatures Soar

Weekly Natural Gas Prices Post Solid Gains as Summer Temperatures Soar

Spot prices surged over the course of the week as robust heat stretched across the country, with highs reaching into the triple-digits over swaths of Texas and the Southwest. Strong cooling demand propelled weekly spot gas prices for the July 6-10 period. NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. advanced 22.0 cents to $1.730. Though forecasts…

July 10, 2020
August Natural Gas Futures Finish Uneven Week on a High Note

August Natural Gas Futures Finish Uneven Week on a High Note

Though forecasts eased some early Friday, expectations for continued extreme summer heat and robust cooling demand outshined a weak outlook for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and storage concerns, helping natural gas futures rebound from losses a day earlier. The August Nymex contract gained 2.6 cents day/day and settled at $1.805/MMBtu. September rose 2.6 cents to…

July 10, 2020
Despite Headwinds, Summer Heat Props Up Weekly Natural Gas Prices

Despite Headwinds, Summer Heat Props Up Weekly Natural Gas Prices

Newly intensified coronavirus outbreaks threatened energy demand, but rising summer temperatures across much of the Lower 48 boosted cash prices for the June 22-26 period. NGI’s Weekly Spot Gas National Avg. for the June 22-26 period climbed 9.5 cents to $1.520. Stronger summer conditions took hold during the week – following a relatively mild stretch…

June 26, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Continue Downward Spiral on Weak Cash Demand, Uncertain Outlook for Weather, LNG

Natural Gas Futures Continue Downward Spiral on Weak Cash Demand, Uncertain Outlook for Weather, LNG

Cooler temperatures and soft demand in the natural gas cash market, along with ongoing liquefied natural gas (LNG) woes, weighed down futures again Tuesday, with prices hitting a new daily low in June for a third consecutive trading day.

June 16, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Lose Steam Amid Jangle of Weather, Inventory and LNG Concerns

Natural Gas Futures Lose Steam Amid Jangle of Weather, Inventory and LNG Concerns

Natural gas futures tumbled Friday as markets absorbed forecasts for cooler weather, concerns about bloated inventories and declining liquefied natural gas (LNG) volumes. The July Nymex contract settled at $1.731/MMBtu, down 8.2 cents day/day. August fell 8.5 cents to $1.815.

June 12, 2020
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