US natural gas futures rose above $5.7 per million British thermal units on Friday, bouncing back from a three-month low of $5.357 hit in the previous session, as the contract found support from dip buyers and forecasts pointing to hotter weather in the first half of July, which could boost cooling demand. Still, the contract is set for a 7.9% drop this week, reflecting rising inventories. The US domestic market has absorbed an additional 2 bcf of natural gas per day since the explosion at Freeport LNG, which is now expected to return to partial operations in October, according to the company. The extra fuel allowed utilities to inject 82 bcf of gas into underground storage last week, according to the EIA, which largely beat median estimates of a 74 bcf build.

Historically, Natural gas reached an all time high of 15.78 in December of 2005. Natural gas - data, forecasts, historical chart - was last updated on July of 2022.

Natural gas is expected to trade at 6.97 USD/MMBtu by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 7.80 in 12 months time.

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Natural gas



Price Day Month Year
Crude Oil 108.43 2.670 2.52% -5.14% 44.27%
Brent 111.63 2.60 2.38% -2.96% 46.55%
Natural gas 5.73 0.3060 5.64% -32.38% 54.86%
Gasoline 3.69 0.1515 4.28% -7.17% 60.35%
Heating Oil 3.94 0.1084 2.83% -3.97% 80.76%
Coal 388.00 2.05 0.53% -9.13% 181.67%
TTF Gas 147.78 3.27 2.26% 76.05% 312.49%
UK Gas 240.94 -7.3600 -2.96% 50.74% 170.90%
Ethanol 2.54 -0.2499 -8.96% -8.80% 8.55%
Naphtha 811.82 8.89 1.11% -4.21% 19.91%
Propane 1.22 0.001 0.07% -1.14% 9.51%
Uranium 51.25 0.4000 0.79% 2.91% 56.73%
Methanol 2,551.00 -38.00 -1.47% -9.79% 2.04%


Natural gas
Natural gas accounts for almost a quarter of United States energy consumption. The NYMEX Division natural gas futures contract is widely used as a national benchmark price. The futures contract trades in units of 10,000 million British thermal units (mmBtu). The price is based on delivery at the Henry Hub in Louisiana, the nexus of 16 intra- and interstate natural gas pipeline systems that draw supplies from the region's prolific gas deposits. The United States is the biggest natural gas producer followed by Russia. The Natural gas market prices displayed in Trading Economics are based on over-the-counter (OTC) and contract for difference (CFD) financial instruments. Our Natural gas market prices are intended to provide you with a reference only, rather than as a basis for making trading decisions. Trading Economics does not verify any data and disclaims any obligation to do so.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.73 5.42 15.78 1.04 1990 - 2022 USD/MMBtu Daily