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Natural Gas Feb '26 (NGG26)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Natural Gas Prices Close Lower on Warmer Weather Forecasts

May Nymex natural gas (NGK19) on Tuesday fell back towards Monday's 1-month low and closed the day down -0.023 (-0.83%). May nat-gas fell on Tuesday due to due to warming U.S. weather and an increase in U.S. nat gas production over the weekend to a new 3-month high of 85.9 bcfd, although production then dropped back to 85.1 billion bcfd by Tuesday. Nat-gas prices on Tuesday were undercut after Radian Solutions forecasted a warming pattern in the Central and Eastern U.S. during April 5-9, although near-term, NOAA is forecasting cooler-than-average temperatures in central U.S. during March 31 to April 4. U.S. nat-gas prices on Tuesday saw continued downward pressure from European gas prices, which traded just slightly above Monday's 2-1/2 year low on ample LNG imports. Nat-gas prices have underlying support from continued tight supplies, which stood at a 4-3/4 year low of 1.143 tcf as of March 15, down -21.0% y/y and -32.7% below the 5-year average. The consensus is for this Thursday's weekly EIA report to show a -44 bcf drop in U.S. nat-gas inventories, a slightly larger drop than the 5-year average for the week of -41 bcf.

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
01/29/26 (2501 days)
Expiration Date
01/28/26 (2500 days)

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Natural Gas Feb '26
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Feb Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 19, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
545,180 (-13,314)
553,686 (-14,593)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
269,937 (+10,561)
300,172 (+15,215)
Producers - Long / Short
239,692 (-6,157)
275,047 (-15,219)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
171,641 (+29)
144,792 (+7,812)
Managed Money - Long / Short
239,504 (+10,580)
76,258 (+4,225)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,433 (-19)
223,914 (+10,990)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
3.168 +2.27%
on 02/27/19
3.249 -0.28%
on 03/21/19
+0.108 (+3.45%)
since 02/26/19
3.111 +4.15%
on 01/24/19
3.249 -0.28%
on 03/21/19
+0.073 (+2.31%)
since 12/26/18
2.988 +8.43%
on 09/04/18
3.323 -2.50%
on 03/29/18
-0.021 (-0.64%)
since 03/26/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 80% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 3.240
1st Resistance Point 3.240
Last Price 3.240s
1st Support Level 3.240
2nd Support Level 3.240

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52-Week High 3.323
Last Price 3.240s
Fibonacci 61.8% 3.195
Fibonacci 50% 3.155
Fibonacci 38.2% 3.116
52-Week Low 2.988

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