(Editor’s Note: This story is one in a series providing expert forecasts for the global natural gas and oil markets in 2022. Look for NGI’s extensive coverage of what happened in 2021 and what can be expected in 2022 and beyond in terms of prices, the LNG export markets, ESG, Mexico’s production and project prospects, North American midstream infrastructure plans and exploration and production strategies.)

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Attempting to predict the direction of natural gas prices is much like predicting the weather. A week out, the weather forecaster or gas price prognosticator might hit the number on the nose. Two weeks out, a Winter Storm Uri look-alike could plunge temperatures below freezing with 24 hours’ notice, and gas prices could jump to record highs.

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