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Natural Gas May '20 (NGK20)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Slides on Forecasts for Cooler U.S. Temps

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22) on Monday closed down -0.46%.  Nat-gas prices Monday posted modest losses.  Forecasts for cooler U.S. temperatures that will reduce nat-gas demand from electricity suppliers to supply energy for air-conditioning are bearish for prices.  Nat-gas prices were also under pressure Monday amid a broad selloff in commodity prices on concern a slowdown in the global economy will curb demand for commodities, including nat-gas.

Lower-48 dry gas production on Monday was 97.8 bcf/day, +4.7% y/y, according to Bloomberg.  Lower-48 state total gas demand on Monday was 71.6 bcf/day, +10.1% y/y, according to Bloomberg NEF data.  LNG net flow to U.S. LNG export terminals Monday was 11.2 bcf/day, +2.8% w/w, according to BNEF.

An increase in U.S. electricity output is bullish for nat-gas demand from utility providers.  The Edison Electric Institute reported last Wednesday that total U.S. electricity output in the week ended Aug 6 rose +11.7% y/y to 96,094 GWh (... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
04/28/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas May '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 9, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
404,077 (+9,706)
317,343 (+10,568)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
169,972 (-4,557)
295,391 (-4,111)
Producers - Long / Short
117,274 (+7,484)
194,190 (+1,929)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
196,230 (-6,185)
32,580 (+232)
Managed Money - Long / Short
136,648 (-3,769)
201,943 (-564)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
33,324 (-788)
93,448 (-3,547)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1.521 +17.95%
on 04/02/20
1.974 -9.12%
on 04/21/20
+0.123 (+7.36%)
since 03/27/20
1.521 +17.95%
on 04/02/20
2.060 -12.91%
on 02/20/20
-0.212 (-10.57%)
since 01/28/20
1.521 +17.95%
on 04/02/20
2.612 -31.32%
on 05/20/19
-0.719 (-28.61%)
since 04/26/19

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 2.027
1st Resistance Point 1.911
Last Price 1.794s
1st Support Level 1.690
2nd Support Level 1.585
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 2.612
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.195
Fibonacci 50% 2.066
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.938
Last Price 1.794s
52-Week Low 1.521

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