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Thu, Dec 12th, 2019
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Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Climb on Colder U.S. Forecasts for Next Week

Jan Nymex natural gas (NGF20) this morning is up by +0.034 (+1.52%).

Jan nat-gas prices are moving higher today as U.S. forecasts swung colder than earlier anticipated. Maxar today said forecasts turned colder for Dec 17-21 with below-normal temperatures seen from Texas to New England. Maxar on Wednesday said forecasts for cooler weather in the lower 48 U.S. states have strengthened for Dec 16-20 and weakened for warmer weather during Dec 21-25.

Nat-gas prices fell back from their best levels Thursday after the EIA reported today that weekly EIA nat-gas inventories fell by -73 bcf last week, less than expectations for a decline of -78 bcf. The -73 decline, however, was still above the 5-year average for this time of year of -68 bcf.

High U.S. nat-gas production continues to be a bearish factor with lower-48 nat-gas production today up +8.2% y/y at 94.224 bcf/d. Strong U.S. nat-gas output has caused U.S. nat-gas inventories to rise sharply in recent months to the... Read more

Energy Complex Rallies on Optimism that US/China Trade Deal is Close

Jan WTI crude oil (CLF20) this morning is up +0.53 (+0.90%), Feb Brent crude oil (CBG20) is up +0.63 (+0.99%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF20) is up +0.0091 (+0.56%).

The energy complex is moving higher today on trade optimism after President Trump said that a trade deal with China is very close.

U.S. stock indexes rallied to new record highs today, which shows confidence in the economic outlook and is positive for energy demand, after President Trump tweeted this morning that the U.S. is "very close to a big deal" with China. Optimism improved further after Dow Jones reported that U.S. trade negotiators have offered to cut existing tariff rates by up to 50% on $360 billion of Chinese imports and have also offered to cancel new China tariffs set to take effect Dec 15.

The energy complex also found support today after the ECB raised its Eurozone 2019 GDP forecast to 1.2% from a prior view of 1.1%, which suggests higher fuel consumption. Also, upbeat comments from E... Read more

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