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Natural Gas Jun '24 (NGM24)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Close Slightly Higher as US Weather Forecasts Shift Warmer

August Nymex natural gas (NGQ24) on Friday closed up by +0.003 (+0.14%).  

Aug nat-gas prices posted modest gains Friday as US weather forecasts turned hotter, which will boost nat-gas demand from electricity providers to run air conditioning.  Forecaster Atmospheric G2 said Friday that weather forecasts for the central US shifted warmer for July 24-28.

On Wednesday, nat-gas prices plummeted to a 2-1/2 month low due to the glut of US nat-gas supplies, with nat-gas inventories +16.9% above their 5-year seasonal average as of July 12.  Also, an outage at the Freeport liquified natural gas terminal has reduced US gas exports and boosted already bloated inventories.  The Freeport LNG terminal slowly began to restart after Hurricane Beryl damaged part of the plant.  The Freeport LNG plant is one of the largest in the US and can liquefy as much as 2% of US daily gas production.

Lower-48 state dry gas production Friday was 101.1 bcf/day (+1.0% y/y), according to BNEF.  Lo... 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
$2,797/2,543
First Notice Date
05/30/24
Expiration Date
05/29/24 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Jun '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jun Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 16, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
571,316 (+7,671)
497,116 (+19,058)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
304,237 (+13,897)
397,771 (+1,959)
Producers - Long / Short
230,020 (+6,869)
303,396 (+6,180)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
182,430 (-11,168)
34,854 (+908)
Managed Money - Long / Short
223,958 (+2,384)
283,913 (+26,652)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
80,279 (+11,513)
113,858 (-24,693)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.913 +30.32%
on 05/01/24
2.924 -14.74%
on 05/23/24
+0.463 (+22.81%)
since 04/29/24
3-Month
1.907 +30.73%
on 04/16/24
2.924 -14.74%
on 05/23/24
+0.244 (+10.85%)
since 02/29/24
52-Week
1.907 +30.73%
on 04/16/24
3.446 -27.66%
on 11/03/23
-0.754 (-23.22%)
since 05/26/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2.888
2nd Resistance Point 2.778
1st Resistance Point 2.636
Last Price 2.493s
1st Support Level 2.384
2nd Support Level 2.274
3rd Support Level 2.132

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52-Week High 3.446
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.858
Fibonacci 50% 2.676
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.495
Last Price 2.493s
52-Week Low 1.907

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