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Natural Gas Sep '24 (NGU24)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Retreat on Expectations for US Gas Supplies to Remain Elevated

July Nymex natural gas (NGN24) on Wednesday closed down by -0.084 (-2.68%).  

July nat-gas prices Wednesday retreated on the outlook for ample US nat-gas supplies to continue despite hot weather.  As of May 31, US nat-gas inventories were up +13.5% y/y and were +25.1% above their 5-year seasonal average.  The consensus is for Thursday's weekly EIA nat-gas inventories to climb by +76 bcf, which will help keep inventories elevated.

Nat-gas prices Tuesday rallied to a 4-3/4 month nearest-futures high on the outlook for hotter-than-normal US temperatures that will boost nat-gas demand from electricity providers for air-conditioning.  NatGasWeather said Tuesday that well above normal temperatures are expected to move into the lower 48 US states from June 18-25.  

The outlook for hot summer temperatures in the US is a bullish factor for nat-gas prices.  Last Tuesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said that "the vast majority of the lower 48 US states could see above... 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
$3,128/2,844
First Notice Date
08/29/24 (77 days)
Expiration Date
08/28/24 (76 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 4, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
549,348 (-29,275)
463,859 (-53,969)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
264,983 (-9,044)
364,648 (+15,198)
Producers - Long / Short
199,332 (-13,248)
296,925 (-50,292)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
205,692 (-13,771)
22,610 (-1,421)
Managed Money - Long / Short
207,714 (-7,494)
191,424 (+19,422)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
57,269 (-1,550)
173,224 (-4,224)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2.583 +20.40%
on 05/14/24
3.193 -2.60%
on 06/11/24
+0.467 (+17.67%)
since 05/13/24
3-Month
2.354 +32.12%
on 04/16/24
3.193 -2.60%
on 06/11/24
+0.639 (+25.86%)
since 03/13/24
52-Week
2.198 +41.49%
on 02/20/24
3.572 -12.93%
on 11/03/23
-0.167 (-5.10%)
since 06/13/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 3.273
2nd Resistance Point 3.220
1st Resistance Point 3.157
Last Price 3.111
1st Support Level 3.041
2nd Support Level 2.988
3rd Support Level 2.925

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52-Week High 3.572
Last Price 3.111
Fibonacci 61.8% 3.047
Fibonacci 50% 2.885
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.723
52-Week Low 2.198

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