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Natural Gas Futures Witness More Weather Driven Demand

Additional demand gains within the weather outlook and list of providing disruptions helped encourage a natural gasoline futures rally to open the work week Monday. Within the spot market, hotter temperatures supported Southeast gains, whereas price strikes had been combined within the West; the NGI Spot Gas National Avg. added 6.0 cents to $2.125/MMBtu.

The June Nymex futures contract rallied 4.2 cents to settle at $2.673 after penetrating as high as $2.700. Further, alongside the strip, July settled at $2.699, up 3.5 cents, whereas August gained 3.4 cents to $2.714.

NatGasWeather attributed Monday’s rally to a mix of demand gains within the newest forecasts and reviews of a drop in manufacturing.

The market as of Monday appeared “ample demand was added by the subsequent weekend; however, will view the approach around the beginning of June as not sizzling enough to impress.” Nevertheless, “if demand once again gets added” as days in the present Week 2 outlook interval roll into the next interval, “the markets are sure to note,” based on NatGasWeather.

Radiant Solutions on Monday was calling for record warmth within the Southeast within the six- to 10-day forecast window.

“An extremely amplified approach regime continues for this time-frame, with cool spreading over the West centered over the South,” Radiant stated.

As for the 11-15 day interval, Radiant stated “comparable themes” carried over from Friday’s forecasts; however, the scope leans toward further warming for the South.

“This comes as models proceed to maintain ridging over the world,” the forecaster stated. “Above regular temperatures persist using the interval within the Southeast, whereas unsettledness alongside the ridge’s northern periphery has temperatures getting closer to regular within the Northeast.”

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