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Natural Gas Mar '23 (NGH23)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Falls as Heating Demand Wanes and Inventories Climb

March Nymex natural gas (NGH23) on Friday closed down -0.046 (-1.87%).

March nat-gas Friday tumbled to a 2-year nearest-futures low and closed moderately lower.  The main bearish factor is a warmer-than-normal U.S. winter that has curbed heating demand for nat gas and boosted inventories.  Thursday's EIA report showed that U.S. nat-gas inventories are 6.7% above the five-year average, the biggest surplus in 2 years.  In addition, the Commodity Weather Group said temperatures would climb to above-normal levels across the eastern half of the U.S. next week, easing heating demand and potentially boosting nat-gas inventories even higher.  

A report last Friday from Rystad Energy weighed on gas prices when Rystad said nat-gas prices might fall to as low as $2 per million British thermal units in the next few months as rising supplies are poised to outpace demand.

EBW Analytics Group said in a note to clients last Wednesday that nat-gas prices are facing "extended downsi... 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
$5,500/5,000
First Notice Date
02/27/23 (23 days)
Expiration Date
02/24/23 (20 days)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
444,547 (+267)
306,065 (+8,203)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
203,309 (+20,991)
374,281 (+14,744)
Producers - Long / Short
142,802 (+1,497)
198,715 (+10,821)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
212,856 (+1,025)
18,461 (-363)
Managed Money - Long / Short
168,954 (+18,041)
250,915 (+12,488)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
34,355 (+2,950)
123,366 (+2,256)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.341 +2.95%
on 02/03/23
3.810 -36.75%
on 01/04/23
-1.231 (-33.81%)
since 01/03/23
3-Month
2.341 +2.95%
on 02/03/23
6.918 -65.16%
on 11/23/22
-3.127 (-56.47%)
since 11/03/22
52-Week
2.341 +2.95%
on 02/03/23
8.368 -71.20%
on 06/08/22
-2.057 (-46.05%)
since 02/03/22

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Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23 ) on Thursday closed down -0.53 (-0.69%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23 ) closed down -0.15 (-0.06%). Crude oil and gasoline prices Thursday posted moderate losses, with crude...

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March Nymex natural gas (NGH23 ) on Thursday closed down -0.012 (-0.49%). Mar nat-gas Thursday fell to a 1-3/4 year nearest-futures low and closed moderately lower. Nat-gas prices are under pressure on...

NGH23 : 2.410s (-1.87%)
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Mar WTI crude oil (CLH23 ) this morning is down -0.76 (-0.99%), and Mar RBOB gasoline (RBH23 ) is up +0.97 (+0.40%). March Nymex natural gas (NGH23 ) is up +0.059 (+2.39%). Crude oil and gasoline prices...

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2.677
2nd Resistance Point 2.596
1st Resistance Point 2.503
Last Price 2.410s
1st Support Level 2.329
2nd Support Level 2.248
3rd Support Level 2.155

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52-Week High 8.368
Fibonacci 61.8% 6.066
Fibonacci 50% 5.354
Fibonacci 38.2% 4.643
Last Price 2.410s
52-Week Low 2.341

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