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Natural Gas May '20 (NGK20)
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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Above Normal U.S. Temps Weigh on Nat-Gas Prices

January Nymex natural gas (NGF24) on Friday closed down -0.004 (-0.15%).

Nat-gas prices Friday closed slightly lower but remained above Thursday's 3-1/2 month low.  Nat-gas prices have been under pressure this week on weather forecasts calling for above-average temperatures that would reduce heating demand for nat-gas.  The Commodity Weather Group said Friday that weather forecasts moved warmer in the U.S. from Dec 13-17, and "the longer-range temperature forecast turned warmer than normal for most of the U.S."  

Lower-48 state dry gas production Friday was 105.5 bcf/day (+4.7% y/y), according to BNEF.  Lower-48 state gas demand Friday was 83.2 bcf/day (-5.3% y/y), according to BNEF.  LNG net flows to U.S. LNG export terminals Friday were 14.5 bcf/day (+5.4% w/w), according to BNEF.

High inventories caused by carryover from the mild 2022/23 winter and weak heating demand have undercut nat-gas prices.  Gas storage across Europe was 94% full as of December 3, above t... 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
04/28/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas May '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 5, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
512,558 (+12,538)
423,208 (+10,381)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
303,507 (+2,915)
414,586 (+6,105)
Producers - Long / Short
215,625 (+727)
291,980 (+1,839)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
176,304 (+1,702)
10,599 (-1,567)
Managed Money - Long / Short
218,078 (-6,668)
340,527 (+11,046)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
85,429 (+9,583)
74,059 (-4,941)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1.521 +17.95%
on 04/02/20
1.974 -9.12%
on 04/21/20
+0.123 (+7.36%)
since 03/27/20
1.521 +17.95%
on 04/02/20
2.060 -12.91%
on 02/20/20
-0.212 (-10.57%)
since 01/28/20
1.521 +17.95%
on 04/02/20
2.612 -31.32%
on 05/20/19
-0.719 (-28.61%)
since 04/26/19

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Nat-Gas Prices Recover Early Losses as Weekly EIA Inventories Fall More Than Expected

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CRGY : 11.51 (+2.77%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 2.027
1st Resistance Point 1.911
Last Price 1.794s
1st Support Level 1.690
2nd Support Level 1.585
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 2.612
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.195
Fibonacci 50% 2.066
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.938
Last Price 1.794s
52-Week Low 1.521

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