US natural gas futures bounced back to $6.50 per million British thermal units as short-sellers rushed to cover their positions after prices found technical support at the $6 level. Still, prices remained under pressure amid rising domestic inventories while mild temperatures dampened cooling demand. The latest EIA report showed that US utilities injected 74 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas into underground storage, well above the median estimates of a 65 bcf injection and last year's 49 bcf addition. The recent explosion at one of the biggest US liquefied natural gas export terminals in Texas is keeping an additional two bcf a day of natural gas in the US market despite soaring international demand, easing pressure from domestic prices. Freeport LNG said it doesn't expect the terminal to return to entire operations until late 2022, with partial production resuming perhaps in three months.

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 June of 2022.

Natural gas is expected to trade at 6.58 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 111.07 1.500 1.37% -5.26% 52.19%
Brent 116.77 1.68 1.46% -0.71% 57.20%
Natural gas 6.49 -0.0100 -0.15% -25.21% 78.82%
Gasoline 3.90 0.0578 1.51% -3.54% 73.77%
Heating Oil 4.29 0.0627 1.48% 5.52% 102.07%
Coal 385.00 -7.45 -1.90% -3.99% 179.49%
TTF Gas 128.50 -0.96 -0.74% 46.04% 283.74%
UK Gas 171.00 -0.9100 -0.53% 3.07% 106.55%
Ethanol 2.81 -0.0075 -0.27% 1.88% 18.21%
Naphtha 802.07 -0.82 -0.10% -9.72% 26.72%
Propane 1.21 0.004 0.36% -1.53% 25.47%
Uranium 49.35 0.9000 1.86% 3.13% 53.02%
Methanol 2,530.00 18.00 0.72% -8.96% -0.39%


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
6.46 6.50 15.78 1.04 1990 - 2022 USD/MMBtu Daily