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Natural Gas Aug '22 (NGQ22)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Fall on Expectations of Cooler U.S. Temps

Sep Nymex natural gas (NGU22) on Thursday closed down -0.056 (-0.61%).  Nat-gas prices Thursday posted moderate losses.  Expectations for normal U.S. temperatures that will reduce nat-gas demand from energy providers to power air conditioning are bearish for prices.  The Commodity Weather Group said Thursday that normal temperatures are expected across most of the U.S. from Aug 23-27.  Losses in nat-gas prices were limited after Thursday's weekly EIA report showed nat-gas inventories rose only +18 bcf last week, below expectations of a +32 bcf increase.

Nat-gas prices have rallied this week up to a 3-week high Wednesday on carry-over from a surge in European gas prices to a 5-1/4 month high.  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.

Lower-48 dry gas production on Thursday was 97.7 bcf/day, +3.6% y/y, according 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
$12,430/11,300
First Notice Date
07/28/22
Expiration Date
07/27/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Aug '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug 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
5.325 +63.14%
on 07/05/22
9.752 -10.92%
on 07/26/22
+2.141 (+32.71%)
since 06/27/22
3-Month
5.325 +63.14%
on 07/05/22
9.752 -10.92%
on 07/26/22
+1.252 (+16.84%)
since 04/27/22
52-Week
3.164 +174.56%
on 07/28/21
9.752 -10.92%
on 07/26/22
+5.508 (+173.26%)
since 07/27/21

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 9.705
2nd Resistance Point 9.422
1st Resistance Point 9.054
Last Price 8.687s
1st Support Level 8.403
2nd Support Level 8.120
3rd Support Level 7.752

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52-Week High 9.752
Last Price 8.687s
Fibonacci 61.8% 7.235
Fibonacci 50% 6.458
Fibonacci 38.2% 5.681
52-Week Low 3.164

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