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Natural Gas Futures And News

The current price of natural gas today is $1.76 per MMBtu. Live charts, historical data, futures contracts, and breaking news on natural gas prices can be found below.

Natural Gas May 2024
1.76
-0.01 (-0.40%)
Open
1.77
Day Range
1.74 - 1.77
Volume
16.8K
5 Day
-1.59%
1 Month
-5.63%
3 Month
-48.66%
YTD
-34.78%
1 Year
-77.01%

Futures Contracts

Contract
Last
Change
Open
High
Low
Date
1.757
-0.007
1.767
1.773
1.743
05:04
1.996
-0.004
2.005
2.01
1.984
05:04
2.321
+0.002
2.324
2.332
2.308
05:04
2.432
+0.002
2.429
2.443
2.42
05:04
2.423
-0.001
2.42
2.436
2.415
05:04
2.525
+0.005
2.517
2.53
2.508
05:04
2.928
+0.003
2.916
2.933
2.914
05:04
3.482
+0.006
3.468
3.486
3.466
05:04
3.76
+0.005
3.75
3.765
3.745
04:04
3.6
+0.005
3.6
3.6
3.599
02:04
3.239
+0.003
3.234
3.246
3.234
02:04
3.039
-0.001
3.035
3.05
3.035
03:04
3.109
+0.005
3.106
3.109
3.106
02:04
3.276
+0.003
3.276
3.276
3.276
02:04
3.455
+0.007
3.455
3.455
3.455
05:04
3.49
+0.02
3.471
3.495
3.466
11/04
3.454
+0.021
3.433
3.458
3.428
11/04
3.503
+0.022
3.485
3.513
3.476
11/04
3.825
+0.017
3.815
3.831
3.814
11/04
4.291
+0.013
4.291
4.291
4.291
04:04
4.53
+0.039
4.508
4.54
4.499
11/04
4.333
+0.043
4.298
4.35
4.298
11/04
3.748
+0.032
3.726
3.764
3.726
11/04
3.376
+0.039
3.338
3.385
3.338
11/04
3.402
+0.046
3.402
3.402
3.402
11/04
3.563
+0.049
3.562
3.563
3.562
11/04
3.738
+0.049
3.74
3.763
3.738
11/04
3.773
+0.049
3.775
3.778
3.773
11/04
3.737
+0.048
3.737
3.737
3.737
11/04
3.792
+0.048
3.797
3.797
3.792
11/04
4.109
+0.056
4.109
4.109
4.109
11/04
4.543
+0.063
4.543
4.555
4.543
11/04
4.798
+0.079
4.798
4.798
4.798
11/04
4.594
+0.081
4.594
4.594
4.594
11/04
3.919
+0.071
3.919
3.919
3.919
11/04
3.442
+0.072
3.4
3.442
3.4
11/04
3.44
+0.073
3.44
3.44
3.44
11/04
3.609
+0.075
3.609
3.609
3.609
11/04
3.773
+0.077
3.773
3.773
3.773
11/04
3.814
+0.079
3.814
3.814
3.814
11/04
3.772
+0.082
3.772
3.772
3.772
11/04
3.834
+0.084
3.834
3.834
3.834
11/04
4.154
+0.086
4.154
4.154
4.154
11/04
4.579
+0.097
4.579
4.579
4.579
11/04
4.824
+0.103
4.824
4.824
4.824
11/04
4.604
+0.099
4.604
4.604
4.604
11/04
3.924
+0.093
3.924
3.924
3.924
11/04
3.374
+0.085
3.374
3.374
3.374
11/04
3.37
+0.085
3.37
3.37
3.37
11/04
3.528
+0.085
3.528
3.528
3.528
11/04
3.684
+0.085
3.684
3.684
3.684
11/04
3.711
+0.084
3.711
3.711
3.711
11/04
3.668
+0.084
3.668
3.668
3.668
11/04
3.72
+0.084
3.72
3.72
3.72
11/04
4.031
+0.084
4.031
4.031
4.031
11/04
4.461
+0.083
4.461
4.461
4.461
11/04
4.704
+0.093
4.704
4.704
4.704
11/04
4.478
+0.057
4.478
4.478
4.478
11/04
3.818
+0.057
3.818
3.818
3.818
11/04
3.277
+0.056
3.277
3.277
3.277
11/04
3.275
+0.062
3.275
3.275
3.275
11/04
3.445
+0.075
3.445
3.445
3.445
11/04
3.613
+0.075
3.613
3.613
3.613
11/04
3.657
+0.074
3.657
3.657
3.657
11/04
3.62
+0.074
3.62
3.62
3.62
11/04
3.681
+0.074
3.681
3.681
3.681
11/04
3.992
+0.041
3.992
3.992
3.992
11/04
4.431
+0.04
4.431
4.431
4.431
11/04
4.676
+0.068
4.67
4.69
4.67
11/04
4.483
+0.068
4.483
4.483
4.483
11/04
3.843
+0.068
3.8
3.843
3.8
11/04
3.303
+0.068
3.303
3.303
3.303
11/04
3.289
+0.068
3.289
3.289
3.289
11/04
3.444
+0.068
3.444
3.444
3.444
11/04
3.599
+0.068
3.599
3.599
3.599
11/04
3.644
+0.068
3.644
3.644
3.644
11/04
3.62
+0.068
3.62
3.62
3.62
11/04
3.743
+0.068
3.743
3.743
3.743
11/04
4.092
+0.068
4.092
4.092
4.092
11/04
4.541
+0.068
4.541
4.541
4.541
11/04
4.814
+0.068
4.814
4.814
4.814
11/04
4.624
+0.068
4.624
4.624
4.624
11/04
3.994
+0.068
3.994
3.994
3.994
11/04
3.406
+0.068
3.406
3.406
3.406
11/04
3.382
+0.068
3.382
3.382
3.382
11/04
3.511
+0.068
3.511
3.511
3.511
11/04
3.629
+0.068
3.629
3.629
3.629
11/04
3.665
+0.068
3.665
3.665
3.665
11/04
3.678
+0.068
3.678
3.678
3.678
11/04
3.745
+0.068
3.745
3.745
3.745
11/04
4.085
+0.068
4.085
4.085
4.085
11/04
4.535
+0.068
4.535
4.535
4.535
11/04
4.775
+0.068
4.775
4.775
4.775
11/04
4.585
+0.068
4.585
4.585
4.585
11/04
3.98
+0.068
3.98
3.98
3.98
11/04
3.44
+0.068
3.44
3.44
3.44
11/04
3.418
+0.068
3.418
3.418
3.418
11/04
3.568
+0.068
3.568
3.568
3.568
11/04
3.728
+0.068
3.728
3.728
3.728
11/04
3.768
+0.068
3.768
3.768
3.768
11/04
3.783
+0.068
3.783
3.783
3.783
11/04
3.829
+0.068
3.829
3.829
3.829
11/04
4.034
+0.068
4.034
4.034
4.034
11/04
4.464
+0.068
4.464
4.464
4.464
11/04
4.712
+0.068
4.712
4.712
4.712
11/04
4.542
+0.068
4.542
4.542
4.542
11/04
4.117
+0.068
4.117
4.117
4.117
11/04
3.692
+0.068
3.692
3.692
3.692
11/04
3.67
+0.068
3.67
3.67
3.67
11/04
3.705
+0.068
3.705
3.705
3.705
11/04
3.745
+0.068
3.745
3.745
3.745
11/04
3.785
+0.068
3.785
3.785
3.785
11/04
3.8
+0.068
3.8
3.8
3.8
11/04
3.846
+0.068
3.846
3.846
3.846
11/04
4.021
+0.068
4.021
4.021
4.021
11/04
4.421
+0.068
4.421
4.421
4.421
11/04
4.646
+0.068
4.646
4.646
4.646
11/04
4.498
+0.068
4.498
4.498
4.498
11/04
4.223
+0.068
4.223
4.223
4.223
11/04
3.823
+0.068
3.823
3.823
3.823
11/04

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What Are Natural Gas Futures?


Natural gas futures are financial contracts that enable traders to buy or sell a specified quantity of natural gas at a predetermined price on a future date. These contracts serve as a risk management tool, allowing participants to hedge against price fluctuations and speculate on market movements.

How Do Natural Gas Futures Impact Prices?


The prices of natural gas futures are closely tied to the supply and demand dynamics of the natural gas market. Economic indicators, geopolitical events, and weather patterns can significantly influence prices as well. Traders and investors use futures contracts to gain exposure to these price movements, mitigating risk or seeking profit opportunities.

Factors Influencing Natural Gas Futures:


Supply and Demand: Changes in production levels and consumption patterns impact prices. New projects can take a long time to bring online, meaning supply is frequently less elastic than demand.

Weather Conditions: Cold winters, for example, increase demand for heating - pushing natural gas prices higher.

Geopolitical Events: Political instability in key natural gas-producing regions can cause price fluctuations by taking supply off the market.

Economic Indicators: Economic health and growth rates influence energy consumption and prices.

FAQs

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What Drives Natural Gas Futures Prices?

Natural gas futures prices are primarily driven by supply and demand dynamics, weather conditions, geopolitical events, and economic indicators. Understanding these factors is crucial for anticipating price movements.

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How Can Businesses Benefit From Natural Gas Futures?

Businesses can use natural gas futures to manage the risk of price volatility. For example, a company heavily reliant on natural gas for operations can hedge against rising prices by entering into futures contracts, ensuring stable costs.

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Are Natural Gas Futures Only for Speculators?

No, natural gas futures serve both hedgers and speculators. Hedgers use futures contracts to mitigate risk, while speculators aim to profit from price movements. This dual function makes the market more robust and liquid.

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How Does Weather Affect Natural Gas Futures?

Weather plays a significant role in natural gas futures. Cold weather and very hot weather will increase demand for natural gas due to the need for heating and cooling. Traders closely monitor weather forecasts to anticipate potential price spikes.

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What Role Do Economic Indicators Play in Natural Gas Futures?

Economic indicators, such as GDP growth and industrial production, influence energy consumption and, consequently, natural gas prices. Traders analyze these indicators to gauge the overall economic health and potential market trends.

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How Often Do Natural Gas Futures Contracts Expire?

Natural gas futures contracts typically expire on a monthly basis. Traders need to be aware of expiration dates and either close their positions or roll them over into the next contract to avoid physical delivery.



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