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Natural gas: what is going on?

In one of the most volatile, whip-sawed commodity markets in recent memory, March natural gas prices tumbled this week, in part due to simple “winter end” profit taking, and the fact shale production increases will come back to haunt this

Natural gas price update

Natural Gas for March delivery plunged 11% to $5.445/MMBTU YD as predictions for milder weather prompted speculators to sell to lock in profits. Via Propurchaser.com

Natural gas price update

Natural gas for March rose 6.5% to $5.551/MMBTUs in NYC YD as cold weather boosted heating demand, cutting stockpiles to lowest level in 10 years. Via Propurchaser.com

Natural gas futures up on cold weather forecast

Natural gas futures rose Monday, climbing for the fourth straight session, as traders bet that a powerful winter storm moving toward the East Coast, along with a recent cold spell, would boost demand for the heating fuel. Natural gas for

Natural gas down on raised US production forecast

Natural gas for December delivery fell 5.1 cents to settle at $3.566 per million British thermal units in New York yesterday, breaking a six-day streak of gains, after prices on Tuesday rose to $3.617, the highest closing price since Oct.30. Natural gas futures

Japan to launch first LNG futures market in 2015

Japan, the world’s biggest importer of LNG, pays about $18 per British thermal units, versus$10 in Europe and $3~4 in the U.S. It is tired of paying such a price for a resource that has become so important. So Japan

UK: shale gas fracking gets green light

Ed Davey, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has lifted restrictions on the controversial practice of shale gas hydraulic fracturing, giving a green light to drilling, in a country that consumes the most gas in the EU

Cheap Natural Gas Drives down Costs for Chemicals and Fertilizer

Plunging prices have turned the U.S. into one of the most profitable places in the world to make chemicals and fertilizer, industries that use gas as both a feedstock and an energy source. And they have slashed costs for makers

Shale gas: Europe would not reach energy self-sufficiency

On September 7th 2012, the European Commission published three new studies on unconventional fossil fuels, in particular shale gas. The studies look at the potential effects of these fuels on energy markets , the potential climate impact of shale gas production

The U.S. Natural-Gas Boom Will Transform the World

Demand for natural gas has not kept up with the phenomenal growth in supply. Thats indicated by the extremely low current price and the thousands of recently developed unconventional natural gas wells that are shut-in. Unconventional natural gas production from