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Natural Gas Jul '22 (NGN22)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Slide on Cooler Weather and High Production

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22) on Monday fell sharply by -5.89%.  

Sep Nymex natural gas on Monday fell sharply for the third session on cooler weather forecasts and high U.S. gas production.  Maxar on Monday forecasted cooler temperatures in the Eastern states during Aug 13-17.  

A negative factor for nat-gas prices is the recent record level of U.S. gas production.  Lower-48 dry gas production on Monday was 97.9 bcf/day, up +4.4% y/y, according to Bloomberg.

Lower-48 state total gas demand on Monday was 74.7 bcf/day, up +14.4% y/y, according to Bloomberg NEF data.  U.S. domestic nat-gas demand for power generation in July jumped by more than +10% y/y to record levels, according to Bloomberg NEF.

BNEF data shows LNG net flows to U.S. LNG export terminals Monday was 11.2 bcf/day, +1.5% w/w.

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. el... 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
$12,430/11,300
First Notice Date
06/29/22
Expiration Date
06/28/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Jul '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul 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
1-Month
6.010 +9.00%
on 06/27/22
9.664 -32.21%
on 06/08/22
-2.176 (-24.93%)
since 05/27/22
3-Month
5.382 +21.72%
on 03/30/22
9.664 -32.21%
on 06/08/22
+0.915 (+16.23%)
since 03/28/22
52-Week
2.920 +124.35%
on 07/01/21
9.664 -32.21%
on 06/08/22
+3.582 (+120.65%)
since 06/28/21

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Nat-Gas Prices Slide on Cooler Weather and High Production

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22 ) on Monday fell sharply by -5.89%. Sep Nymex natural gas on Monday fell sharply for the third session on cooler weather forecasts and high U.S. gas production. Maxar on...

NGU22 : 7.680 (+1.20%)
Crude Oil Rallies on Goldman Call and Stronger China Oil Imports

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU22 ) on Monday closed up +1.40 (+1.57%), and Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU22 ) closed +2.17 (+0.76%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Monday rallied on support from weekend news that China's...

CLU22 : 89.34 (-1.56%)
RBU22 : 2.8605 (-0.89%)
Crosswinds Brewing

Actionable ideas and risk management for Crude Oil and more . . .

Crude Oil Sees Support From Stronger China Oil Imports

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU22 ) today is up +1.29 (1.45%), and Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU22 ) is up +0.0148 (+0.52%). Sep nat gas (NGU22 ) is down 3.73%. Crude oil and gasoline prices today recovered from early...

CLU22 : 89.34 (-1.56%)
RBU22 : 2.8605 (-0.89%)
NGU22 : 7.680 (+1.20%)
Blowout Numbers Doesn't Move Markets

On Friday the markets traded Mixed despite blowout job numbers. What will we see today?

Weekly highlights: Gasoline

Gasoline fundamentals weakened last week with stocks rising and demand falling sharply. Stocks increased on the week by 200,000 barrels and demand collapsed by 704,000 bpd on the week. Demand is down...

HOU22 : 3.2078 (+0.90%)
RBU22 : 2.8605 (-0.89%)
ZKU22 : 2.161s (unch)
LOX22 : 3.1396s (-0.48%)
LFU22 : 948.25 (+0.24%)
LGX22 : 2.5500s (+2.06%)
RBPAUS04.CM : 3.7599 (-1.61%)
RBPAUS06.CM : 4.3954 (-1.27%)
HOPAUS02.CM : 4.1766 (-0.13%)
HOPAUS01.CM : 4.9152 (-1.07%)
XLE : 73.46 (+0.52%)
Weekly highlights: Heating Oil / Diesels

The fundamentals for kero / diesels remain robust with stocks falling and holding well below the level seen last year and the five year average. In addition demand is inline with seasonal norms. For...

HOU22 : 3.2078 (+0.90%)
RBU22 : 2.8605 (-0.89%)
ZKU22 : 2.161s (unch)
LOX22 : 3.1396s (-0.48%)
LFU22 : 948.25 (+0.24%)
LGX22 : 2.5500s (+2.06%)
RBPAUS04.CM : 3.7599 (-1.61%)
RBPAUS06.CM : 4.3954 (-1.27%)
HOPAUS02.CM : 4.1766 (-0.13%)
HOPAUS01.CM : 4.9152 (-1.07%)
XLE : 73.46 (+0.52%)
Weekly highlights: Crude

Crude fundamentals weakened with stocks rising by 4.5mb and demand falling. Crude stocks are now just 12.7mb below the level seen last year while demand is 1.2m bpd below the level seen at the same time...

CLU22 : 89.34 (-1.56%)
CBV22 : 95.21 (-1.49%)
WIZ22 : 87.08 (-1.45%)
QAV22 : 95.21 (-1.49%)
CLPAUS009.CM : 96.900 (+1.18%)
CLPAUS127.CM : 87.380 (+1.09%)
CLPAUS134.CM : 85.500 (+0.59%)
USO : 73.54 (+2.80%)
XLE : 73.46 (+0.52%)
Heating Oil Triggers Bearish Pattern

Downside target zone (2.6143-2.5129).

Slow Start to Hurricane Season: Natural Gas Volatility Strategies

In Jim Roemer's Video: he features option combo positions for either active or inactive hurricane scenarios

UNG : 26.28 (-4.68%)
BOIL : 73.08 (-9.53%)
KOLD : 16.27 (+8.98%)
NGU22 : 7.680 (+1.20%)
NGV22 : 7.646 (+0.90%)
NGX22 : 7.747 (+1.23%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 7.128
2nd Resistance Point 6.946
1st Resistance Point 6.749
Last Price 6.551s
1st Support Level 6.370
2nd Support Level 6.188
3rd Support Level 5.991

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52-Week High 9.664
Fibonacci 61.8% 7.088
Last Price 6.551s
Fibonacci 50% 6.292
Fibonacci 38.2% 5.496
52-Week Low 2.920

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