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Natural Gas May '22 (NGK22)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Surges on Concerns About Tight Winter Supplies

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22) on Tuesday rallied sharply to a 3-week high and closed up +6.89%.   Positive carry-over from a surge in European gas prices Tuesday to a 5-1/4 month high supported gains in U.S. nat-gas prices.  The surge in European gas prices will keep foreign demand for U.S. gas supplies firm and keep U.S. nat-gas exports running at full tilt, limiting a build of nat-gas storage ahead of the winter season.  U.S. nat-gas inventories remain tight and are down -9.9% y/y and -11.9% below their 5-year seasonal average.

Lower-48 dry gas production on Tuesday was 95.3 bcf/day, +1.4% y/y, according to Bloomberg.  Lower-48 state total gas demand on Tuesday was 70.2 bcf/day, +2.8% y/y, according to Bloomberg NEF data.  LNG net flow to U.S. LNG export terminals Tuesday was 10.9 bcf/day, down -2.4% w/w, according to BNEF.

An increase in U.S. electricity output is bullish for nat-gas demand from utility providers.  The Edison Electric Institute reported last Wednesday... 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
04/28/22
Expiration Date
04/27/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 9, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
404,077 (+9,706)
317,343 (+10,568)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
169,972 (-4,557)
295,391 (-4,111)
Producers - Long / Short
117,274 (+7,484)
194,190 (+1,929)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
196,230 (-6,185)
32,580 (+232)
Managed Money - Long / Short
136,648 (-3,769)
201,943 (-564)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
33,324 (-788)
93,448 (-3,547)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
5.270 +37.89%
on 03/30/22
8.065 -9.89%
on 04/18/22
+1.656 (+29.51%)
since 03/25/22
3-Month
3.900 +86.33%
on 02/10/22
8.065 -9.89%
on 04/18/22
+3.034 (+71.67%)
since 01/27/22
52-Week
2.509 +189.64%
on 04/30/21
8.065 -9.89%
on 04/18/22
+4.756 (+189.41%)
since 04/27/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 8.018
2nd Resistance Point 7.681
1st Resistance Point 7.474
Last Price 7.267s
1st Support Level 6.930
2nd Support Level 6.593
3rd Support Level 6.386

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52-Week High 8.065
Last Price 7.267s
Fibonacci 61.8% 5.943
Fibonacci 50% 5.287
Fibonacci 38.2% 4.631
52-Week Low 2.509

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