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Natural Gas Mar '21 (NGH21)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Settle at a 4-Week Low on Forecasts for Mild U.S. Temps

Apr Nymex natural gas (NGJ21) on Friday closed down -0.006 (-0.22%).

April nat-gas prices on Friday tumbled to a 4-week nearest-futures low on forecasts for mild U.S. weather. Maxar on Friday said that the central U.S. will be warmer than normal from Mar 3-7 and that the Eastern U.S. will have above-average temperatures from Mar 8-12. Also, a recovery in U.S. gas production is weighing on prices. BNEF data shows U.S. dry nat-gas production on Friday was 92.707 bcf, up +27% w/w due to the reopening of gas wells and processing plants across Texas and other southern U.S. states.

Over the longer-term, expectations for a mild winter overall are still expected to depress nat-gas demand and prices. Maxar is predicting this winter will be the 13th warmest winter for energy demand going back to 1950. In addition, the Climate Prediction Center said that this year's La Nina weather pattern would lead to warmer-than-normal winter temperatures from California to... 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
$2,530/2,300
First Notice Date
02/25/21
Expiration Date
02/24/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Mar '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 23, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
481,952 (+15,004)
535,124 (+5,790)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
274,544 (-15,122)
246,434 (-4,457)
Producers - Long / Short
198,956 (+20,659)
287,102 (+8,072)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
180,084 (-2,731)
145,110 (+642)
Managed Money - Long / Short
221,787 (-7,290)
122,457 (+4,028)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
52,757 (-7,832)
123,977 (-8,485)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.498 +14.25%
on 01/25/21
3.316 -13.93%
on 02/17/21
+0.398 (+16.21%)
since 01/22/21
3-Month
2.268 +25.84%
on 12/28/20
3.316 -13.93%
on 02/17/21
+0.045 (+1.60%)
since 11/24/20
52-Week
2.268 +25.84%
on 12/28/20
3.320 -14.04%
on 10/30/20
+0.448 (+18.62%)
since 02/24/20

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3rd Resistance Point 2.950
2nd Resistance Point 2.918
1st Resistance Point 2.886
Last Price 2.854s
1st Support Level 2.822
2nd Support Level 2.790
3rd Support Level 2.758

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52-Week High 3.320
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.918
Last Price 2.854s
Fibonacci 50% 2.794
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.670
52-Week Low 2.268

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