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Natural Gas May '22 (NGK22)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Rally on Reduced U.S. Gas Production

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22) on Tuesday closed up +0.369 (+4.71%).

Sep Nymex natural gas on Wednesday rallied sharply for the second consecutive session as U.S. production faded a bit from recent record levels.  Lower-48 dry gas production on Wednesday fell to a 1-month low of 97.3 bcf/day, according to Bloomberg.

Nat-gas prices also saw support from Wednesday's sharp drop in the dollar index, which supported the commodity sector as a whole.

Despite the 2-session rally, nat-gas prices are still seeing downward pressure from cooler weather forecasts.  Commodity Weather Group on Wednesday forecasted below-normal temperatures for the Eastern and Central states during Aug 15-19.

Lower-48 state total gas demand on Wednesday was 72.2 bcf/day, up +1.2% y/y, according to Bloomberg NEF data.  LNG net flows to U.S. LNG export terminals Wednesday was 11.2 bcf/day, +2.1% w/w, according to BNEF.

An increase in U.S. electricity output is bullish for nat-gas demand f... 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
04/27/22 (expired)

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Natural Gas May '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 2, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
394,371 (+2,600)
306,775 (-1,968)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
174,529 (-8,912)
299,502 (-2,229)
Producers - Long / Short
109,790 (+426)
192,261 (-5,850)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
202,415 (-229)
32,348 (+1,479)
Managed Money - Long / Short
140,417 (-8,134)
202,507 (-1,243)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
34,112 (-778)
96,995 (-986)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
5.270 +37.89%
on 03/30/22
8.065 -9.89%
on 04/18/22
+1.656 (+29.51%)
since 03/25/22
3.900 +86.33%
on 02/10/22
8.065 -9.89%
on 04/18/22
+3.034 (+71.67%)
since 01/27/22
2.509 +189.64%
on 04/30/21
8.065 -9.89%
on 04/18/22
+4.756 (+189.41%)
since 04/27/21

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Nat-Gas Prices Rally on Reduced U.S. Gas Production

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22 ) on Tuesday closed up +0.369 (+4.71%). Sep Nymex natural gas on Wednesday rallied sharply for the second consecutive session as U.S. production faded a bit from recent record...

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Sep WTI crude oil (CLU22 ) on Wednesday closed +1.43 (+1.58%), and Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU22 ) closed +11.01 (+3.72%). Oil prices traded lower during the morning due to a bearish EIA report and the restart...

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RBU22 : 3.0811 (+0.35%)
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Sep WTI crude oil (CLU22 ) today is down -1.36 (-1.50%), while Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU22 ) is up +0.0403 (+1.36%). Sep nat gas (NGU22 ) is up +1.40%. Oil prices are lower today on a bearish EIA report...

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RBU22 : 3.0811 (+0.35%)
NGU22 : 8.286 (+1.02%)
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Nat-Gas Prices Partially Recover Monday's Slide

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22 ) on Tuesday rose by +0.244 (+3.22%). Sep Nymex natural gas on Tuesday rallied by +3.22% on some short-covering after Monday's sharp loss of -5.89% to a 2-1/2 week low. Despite...

NGU22 : 8.286 (+1.02%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Strong Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 8.018
2nd Resistance Point 7.681
1st Resistance Point 7.474
Last Price 7.267s
1st Support Level 6.930
2nd Support Level 6.593
3rd Support Level 6.386

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52-Week High 8.065
Last Price 7.267s
Fibonacci 61.8% 5.943
Fibonacci 50% 5.287
Fibonacci 38.2% 4.631
52-Week Low 2.509

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