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Natural Gas Mar '23 (NGH23)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Surge on Southern US Heat

June Nymex natural gas (NGM24) on Monday closed up +0.125 (+4.76%).

June nat-gas prices Monday rallied sharply to a 4-month nearest-futures high.  The outlook for hot temperatures in the southern US that will boost nat-gas demand from electricity providers to power increase air-conditioning usage sparked Monday's rally in nat-gas prices.  NatGasWeather said on Monday that the southern third of the US will see well above-normal temperatures from May 24-31, with excessive heat in Texas.  

Lower-48 state dry gas production Monday was 99.0 bcf/day (-1.9% y/y), according to BNEF.  Lower-48 state gas demand Monday was 68 bcf/day (+8.5% y/y), according to BNEF.  LNG net flows to US LNG export terminals Monday were 12.3 bcf/day (-5.0% w/w), according to BNEF.

Nat-gas prices have rebounded higher from the 3-3/4 year nearest-futures low (NGK24) posted on April 26.  Nat-gas prices collapsed over the winter and early spring after unusually mild winter temperatures curbed heati... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Natural Gas
Contract Size
10,000 MMBtu (million British thermal units)
Tick Size
0.001 per MMBtu ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$10,000
Margin/Maintenance
$2,755/2,505
First Notice Date
02/27/23
Expiration Date
02/24/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
620,002 (+23,804)
515,259 (+39,639)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
290,806 (-3,439)
407,438 (-22,575)
Producers - Long / Short
244,109 (+3,855)
342,483 (+26,082)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
226,104 (+6,322)
22,987 (-70)
Managed Money - Long / Short
215,120 (+1,665)
226,200 (-43,284)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
75,686 (-5,104)
181,238 (+20,709)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.967 +24.61%
on 02/22/23
3.078 -20.37%
on 01/25/23
-0.606 (-19.82%)
since 01/24/23
3-Month
1.967 +24.61%
on 02/22/23
6.719 -63.52%
on 11/25/22
-4.194 (-63.12%)
since 11/23/22
52-Week
1.967 +24.61%
on 02/22/23
8.368 -70.71%
on 06/08/22
-2.047 (-45.51%)
since 02/24/22

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2.853
2nd Resistance Point 2.715
1st Resistance Point 2.583
Last Price 2.451s
1st Support Level 2.313
2nd Support Level 2.175
3rd Support Level 2.043

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52-Week High 8.368
Fibonacci 61.8% 5.923
Fibonacci 50% 5.168
Fibonacci 38.2% 4.412
Last Price 2.451s
52-Week Low 1.967

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