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Natural Gas May '22 (NGK22)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Close Sharply Higher on Forecasts for Hot U.S. Temps

Aug Nymex natural gas (NGQ22) on Friday closed up +0.306 (+5.64%).

Nat-gas prices Friday closed sharply higher on the outlook for above-normal U.S. temperatures, which will boost nat-gas demand from electricity providers to power increased air-conditioning usage.  Maxar Technologies on Friday said that hotter-than-normal temperatures are expected in the western and central U.S. and parts of the southeast from July 6-15.

Nat-gas prices Thursday plummeted to a 3-month low after a federal regulator said the Freeport LNG terminal, which has been shut since a June 8 explosion, can't restart without written permission from the Biden administration.  That raises concern that the terminal may be closed even longer than the 90 days first projected.  

Freeport LNG, on June 17, declared force majeure on its LNG shipments loading from its fire-damage export plant until the first week of September.  The Freeport terminal on June 14 said that it is targeting 90 days for a partia... 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
$8,470/7,700
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 Jun 28, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
402,705 (-7,752)
311,865 (-12,615)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
203,204 (-10,283)
332,623 (-11,733)
Producers - Long / Short
107,457 (-2,771)
194,553 (-12,036)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
209,543 (-6,501)
31,607 (-2,099)
Managed Money - Long / Short
170,888 (-8,955)
219,997 (+4,863)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,316 (-1,328)
112,626 (-16,596)
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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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Nat-Gas Prices Close Sharply Higher on Forecasts for Hot U.S. Temps

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CLQ22 : 108.43s (+2.52%)
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NGQ22 : 5.730s (+5.64%)
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CLQ22 : 108.43s (+2.52%)
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Nat-Gas Prices Plummet on Building U.S Nat-Gas Inventories

Aug Nymex natural gas (NGQ22 ) on Thursday closed down -1.074 (-16.53%). Nat-gas prices Thursday plummeted to a 3-month low and settled sharply lower. A larger-than-expected build in weekly EIA nat-gas...

NGQ22 : 5.730s (+5.64%)
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CLQ22 : 108.43s (+2.52%)
RBQ22 : 3.6878s (+4.28%)
NGQ22 : 5.730s (+5.64%)
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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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