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Natural Gas Mar '22 (NGH22)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Rallies on Record Heat in Texas

June Nymex natural gas (NGM22) on Monday closed up +0.293 (+3.82%).

Nat-gas prices Monday rallied sharply to a 1-week high on the outlook for hot U.S. temperatures to boost electricity demand to power air-conditioning.   Maxar Technologies on Monday said that record heat is expected in Texas, and above-normal temperatures are seen for the Southern Tier states from May 16-20.  

As a bullish factor, the ongoing drought in the U.S. West has drained rivers and reservoirs, with Lake Mead recently falling to a record low.  That threatens to curb power produced by hydropower dams and will prompt electric utilities in the U.S. West to boost usage of nat-gas to increase electricity to satisfy power demand for air-conditioning this summer.

The Energy Information Administration last Tuesday said that "natural gas demand will exceed supply through 2022" and projected that U.S. nat-gas futures would average $7.42 million British thermal units this year, 42% higher than a previo... 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
$8,470/7,700
First Notice Date
02/25/22
Expiration Date
02/24/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 10, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
420,582 (-22,022)
356,576 (-13,167)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
234,306 (-12,786)
346,835 (-17,963)
Producers - Long / Short
127,566 (+6,171)
217,488 (+2,158)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
197,389 (-46,538)
43,461 (-33,670)
Managed Money - Long / Short
204,221 (-12,099)
191,972 (-3,818)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,085 (-687)
154,863 (-14,145)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
3.761 +21.46%
on 01/25/22
5.572 -18.02%
on 02/02/22
+0.693 (+17.88%)
since 01/24/22
3-Month
3.416 +33.72%
on 12/30/21
5.572 -18.02%
on 02/02/22
-0.213 (-4.46%)
since 11/24/21
52-Week
2.722 +67.82%
on 03/18/21
6.132 -25.51%
on 10/06/21
+1.657 (+56.92%)
since 02/24/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 5.555
2nd Resistance Point 5.247
1st Resistance Point 4.908
Last Price 4.568s
1st Support Level 4.261
2nd Support Level 3.953
3rd Support Level 3.614

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52-Week High 6.132
Fibonacci 61.8% 4.829
Last Price 4.568s
Fibonacci 50% 4.427
Fibonacci 38.2% 4.025
52-Week Low 2.722

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