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COLUMN: CFE Emerging As Mexico’s De Facto Natural Gas System Operator

COLUMN: CFE Emerging As Mexico’s De Facto Natural Gas System Operator

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico’s natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. With the start of activity on the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan, La Laguna-Aguascalientes and Villa de Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara pipelines since December 2018, the government…

July 23, 2021
August Natural Gas Futures Eclipse $4.00 Threshold as Demand Surges

August Natural Gas Futures Eclipse $4.00 Threshold as Demand Surges

Traders looked past a bearish storage print by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday and focused instead on persistently strong demand and relatively light production, a combination favorable for continued strength in natural gas prices. The prompt month has climbed five straight days and on Thursday topped the $4.00/MMBtu threshold for the first time…

July 23, 2021
Natural Gas Projects Spurring Industrialization Opportunities in Southern Mexico, Central America

Natural Gas Projects Spurring Industrialization Opportunities in Southern Mexico, Central America

Economic analysts, Mexican President Andrés López Obrador and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris have all said that liquefied natural gas (LNG) could fuel an industrial boom in southern Mexico and Central America and lead to prosperity. Central America, with its population of some 44 million, has four natural gas projects, each valued at some $1…

July 22, 2021
August Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Solidify Strong Gains

August Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Solidify Strong Gains

Natural gas futures on Wednesday advanced for a fourth straight day, probing higher from the two-and-a-half-year highs reached earlier this week, with demand robust and anticipation high ahead of the federal government’s storage report Thursday.   The August Nymex contract rose 8.3 cents day/day and settled at $3.959/MMBtu on Wednesday. September gained 8.6 cents to $3.938.…

July 22, 2021
Mexico Demand Helping Drive U.S. Natural Gas Price Rally

Mexico Demand Helping Drive U.S. Natural Gas Price Rally

U.S. natural gas demand and prices are “off to the races,” driven by a convergence of supply and demand-related factors as the world emerges from Covid-19, IHS Markit’s Jack Weixel, senior director, said Monday. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the global market, pipeline exports to Mexico and capital discipline by upstream producers all have…

July 21, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Surge a Third Straight Day; Cash Rallies

Natural Gas Futures Surge a Third Straight Day; Cash Rallies

Bolstered by favorable weather outlooks and supply concerns, natural gas futures forged higher on Tuesday, following a 10.5-cent gain the previous day. The August Nymex contract settled at $3.876/MMBtu, up 9.7 cents day/day and in the green for a third consecutive session. September rose 9.8 cents to $3.852. Tuesday’s trading lifted the prompt month to…

July 21, 2021
Mexico’s CFE in Dispute with WhiteWater Midstream Over Natural Gas Contracts

Mexico’s CFE in Dispute with WhiteWater Midstream Over Natural Gas Contracts

Mexican state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) said it is looking into possible corruption related to natural gas contracts with WhiteWater Midstream LLC. CFE said that natural gas contracts signed in 2016 and 2017 under the previous Mexican administration are under investigation on both sides of the border for potential corrupt practices including influence…

July 20, 2021
August Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Cruise Higher

August Natural Gas Futures, Cash Prices Cruise Higher

Natural gas futures on Monday cruised higher for a second consecutive session as forecasts pointed to stronger weather-driven demand over the back half of July. The August Nymex contract advanced 10.5 cents day/day and settled at $3.779/MMBtu. The prompt month had gained 6.0 cents on Friday to close out trading last week. The September contract…

July 20, 2021
Sempra, BP Procure Mexico’s First Carbon Offset LNG Cargo

Sempra, BP Procure Mexico’s First Carbon Offset LNG Cargo

Mexico was set to receive its first cargo of carbon offset liquefied natural gas on Friday (July 16), according to a Thursday announcement by BP plc and Sempra.  Subsidiaries of the firms inked a contract for delivery of the cargo to Sempra’s Energía Costa Azul (ECA) terminal on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…

July 19, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Find Footing As Supply Looks Light

Natural Gas Futures Find Footing As Supply Looks Light

Natural gas futures rebounded on Friday, following three straight daily losses, as traders mulled the potential for paltry levels of stockpiles ahead of the withdrawal season later this year. The August Nymex contract gained 6.0 cents day/day and settled at $3.674/MMBtu. September advanced 5.7 cents to $3.658. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg., however, fell 13.5…

July 19, 2021
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